Marianne Gray Announces Release of ‘Pictures Never Taken’

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Multiple themes in book allow readers to find something new on every page

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It is my sincere hope that anyone who can relate to the themes of my poems will find this collection a blessing

In “Pictures Never Taken: A Collection of Poetry and Thought” (published by Trafford Publishing), author Marianne Gray’s new poetry book, readers find themselves immersed in over three decades of thoughts and poems about life, love, family and heritage.

Gray has completed other books, but “Pictures Never Taken” is the first book she has decided to publish and share with the world. “It is my sincere hope that anyone who can relate to the themes of my poems will find this collection a blessing,” she explains.

The themes she speaks of are joy, despair, love, having a broken heart, feelings of faith, feelings of devotion, a sense of complete abandonment, the frustration of family dysfunction, pride in ones heritage, the love of family, the love of a pet and the love of nature. With so many different themes floating around, any reader will find a poem of section they can connect with and enjoy.

An excerpt from “Sounds Good”:

“Someone to hold my hand and be with me
Someone who wants to talk and tell me important things
Someone who’s not afraid to say what’s on their mind
And oh, so kind
Not afraid to hold me tight
Or put their arm around me”

Pictures Never Taken
By Marianne Gray
Softcover | 8.25 x 11in | 162 pages | ISBN 9781466978089
E-Book | 162 pages | ISBN 9781466978096
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Born in Texas, raised in Orange County and Santa Barbara County, Calif., Marianne Gray now resides in the San Joaquin Valley of California with her husband and two dogs. A devout Catholic, her relationship with God is her true support and strength. She enjoys her family, grandchildren and is active in supporting Dog Rescue and the Kern County Scottish Society. She enjoys cooking and traveling and continues writing on a near daily basis.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. 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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