Author Lisa Ride Releases ‘Little Spot of Poetry’

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New book tells one remarkable woman’s journey through collection of poems

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A former sergeant of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and an officer in the Australian Army Reserve, Lisa Ride was diagnosed with Parkinson’s and found that life took her in a new direction. The result is a book of 22 poems titled “A Little Spot of Poetry” (published by Xlibris AU).

Uniquely Australian, this book tells Ride’s story through bush poetry. Her poems introduce readers to life in the country town of Albury on the beautiful Murray River in New South Wales. Surrounded by wineries and the breathtaking bush of the high country, they will learn about barramundi, currawongs, towneys and more. Along the way, Dottie her cartoon character comes too. Ride’s quirky take on life is artfully interwoven through her poetry, in the same way the bush poets of times gone by would do.

An excerpt from the book:
I put it in a safe place, I know I put it there
When I went to find it, it had vanished in thin air
It’s like I’m in the Twilight Zone; I can’t seem to get things right
And it really doesn’t help me that I toss and turn all night

An insightful and rewarding read, “A Little Spot of Poetry” is a snap-shot of one woman’s view of today’s society and gives comment on many levels. The author hopes readers will find this book a journey they can enjoy.

“A Little Spot of Poetry”
By Lisa Ride
Softcover | 8.5x11in | 62 pages | ISBN 9781514494080
E-Book | 62 pages | ISBN 9781514494097
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Lisa Ride was born in the capital of Australia, Canberra, in 1962 and was a student at both Garran Primary School and Canberra Girls Grammar. A former uniformed police sergeant with the Australian Federal Police (AFP 1981-1995) and an Army Reserve officer (1981-2016) she has a background in public relations and has been a media liaison officer for the AFP, Australian National University and Defence (Army). She was a Marriage Celebrant for ten years (2004-2014) on the border town of Albury NSW. She is a quilter and makes quilts of soldiers deployed overseas; she loves singing (alto) and is an avid collector of many things.

Xlibris Publishing Australia, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving Australian authors. 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 1800 455 039 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisAus on Twitter for the latest news.

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