Author Venisia Gonzalez Bares Her Heart and Soul in Her Debut Book

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“For the Love of Words” enfolds a collection of various emotional poetry and short stories inspired by personal experiences and common situations.

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Poet-author Venisia Gonzalez makes an entrancing debut into the self-publishing world as she releases her wonderful collection, For the Love of Words. This compilation of reminiscent, emotional and meaningful poems and short stories embodies the depths of the poet’s heart and soul. This book appeals to poetry enthusiasts and those who love eloquent words that bring to light the meaning of life, love and everything that comes in between—including diverse emotions.

In this wonderful collection of poems and short stories, Gonzalez unravels the inner workings of her heart and mind. It is an enticing potpourri of well-arranged verses and terse tales that convey a personal connection to different experiences and circumstances the author has lived through. These writings are expressions of wonder, heartache and loss. Others are language of various emotions of situations people encounter throughout their lives—encompassing dark poetry, humorous ruminations, significant contemplations, and random thoughts everyone can relate or learn from. For the Love of Words will kindle dormant feelings and challenge the reader’s imagination on things that relate to everyday life experiences.

In For the Love of Words, Gonzalez has presented a beautiful ensemble of words that will surely strike a chord at everyone. Writing with so much enthusiasm and delight, the poet hopes that her readers can find some connection in her poetry and short stories as a form of relation, understanding, laughter, and healing.

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About the Author

Venisia Gonzalez is from Brooklyn, N.Y. and is currently living in Upstate, N.Y., with her three sons. She has been writing poetry and short stories since she was a young girl. It became her passion when she read for first time the poetry by the famous Pablo Neruda. This "love of words" continued throughout her schooling and even now. She has been published and her work has grown following in various poetry forums which she only hopes will continue to blossom. She hopes to continue on subsequent books as this has been one of her biggest dreams to become a published author. She also enjoys landscape and candid photography, various forms of art and singing. She continuously enjoys learning and reading books by authors she favors and new authors alike.

On February 17, 2012, she was interviewed by Tarringo T. Vaughan of “The Flex Writers Cafe of Poetry,” also known as “The Flex” (, for an article in “Cafe Chat” for an exclusive article about her work. This was her first interview and was of big significance for acknowledging her years of writing.

For the Love of Words * by Venisia Gonzalez
A Book of Poetry and Short Stories
Publication Date: March 14, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 173 pages; 978-1-4797-9352-5
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 173 pages; 978-1-4797-9353-2
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-9354-9

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (812) 355-4079 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.

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