Merline Guillaume Releases ‘Living Joys and Sorrows’

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Poetry book shares story of teenager, imparts value of sadness in positive light.

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Author Merline Guillaume shares a poignant and wonderful chronicling of her younger years through a collection of poems in “Living Joys and Sorrows” (published by Trafford Publishing). This soulful and rhythmical retelling imparts to readers the value of sadness in a positive light, taking lessons from setbacks and knowing that tomorrow brings a new light.

“Living Joys and Sorrows” depicts Guillaume’s overall feeling as a teenager going through a challenging transition. Candid and brave, this publication unfolds an interesting and incredible tale of a teenager’s life story in poetry form.

“My book is relevant in today’s society by alarming other teenagers especially girls to feel comfortable sharing their stories,” says the author. “I want readers to take away personal judgment and feelings from it.”

The pieces in this book are sure to captivate readers’ attention as they witness a transparent and true chronicling of one woman’s life straight from the heart.

“Living Joys and Sorrows”
By Merline Guillaume
Softcover | 5.5x8.5in | 52 pages | ISBN 9781490721835
E-Book | 52 pages | ISBN 9781490721828
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Merline Guillaume was born in Haiti. At the age of 7, she moved to the United States along with her two siblings in 2001 to join the rest of her family who had already lived there. Guillaume attended Central Elementary School, Orange Middle School and Orange High School, where she graduated in June of 2012. Currently, the author is pursuing a degree in psychology at Bloomfield College.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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