Debut Author Shirley Montoute Expresses ‘Emotions of a Lifetime’

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New book of poems presents author’s legacy of pure emotion, hard-earned insight to her children.

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Shirley Montoute has lived a varied life with a career in the counseling profession and a career as a businesswoman, mother and wife. From this, she is able to creatively write with insight and passion. Living with chronic illness that came to her in the prime of her life, she is able to inspire and identify with the emotional and physical challenges needed to break through barriers. With her life and experiences, she has collated some of her writing talents into her very first book, “Emotions of a Lifetime” (published by Xlibris UK), to share her experiences with others.

An excerpt from the book reads:
I was afraid / When I first saw you, I was afraid to meet you / When I met you, I was afraid to love you / When I loved you, I was afraid to tell you / Now I’ve told you, I’m afraid to lose you

“This book focuses not on the characters, but on thoughts and feelings personified,” said Montoute. “It is about real feelings, real people, real emotions. It is true, it is real, it portrays a lifetime of emotion.”

Written with a degree of intimacy that works to put the reader in the poet’s viewpoint, this book’s highly evocative poems entice its readers to experience the emotions of a lifetime. From love to fear, from a beautiful smile to an anger most profound, Montoute’s “Emotions of a Lifetime” embodies the passion, the joy and the sheer emotion that is life.

“Emotions of a Lifetime”
By Shirley Montoute
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 36 pages | ISBN 9781493139880
E-Book | 36 pages | ISBN 9781493139897
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Shirley Montoute is a mother of two and sibling of four. She started her writing at an early age, but she never collated her works into a book until now.

Xlibris Publishing UK, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving authors throughout the United Kingdom. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 0800 056 3182 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisUK on Twitter for the latest news.

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