Book Review: This is About Life: Book I: Cherish Your Beginnings

Randi Owens

Editor’s Note: Discover your own worth. That is the message of the author and poet Randi Owens. This is the first book in a series in which Owens encourages the reader to find his or her own voice.  Cherish Your Beginning is an emotional look at the author’s life, told through poems she wrote in the early 70s. Owens grew up in the foster care system after the death of her parents.  She started writing poems to express herself at a time when she felt that she did not have a presence.

This book of poems contains poetry with subject matter of hope, emotion, acceptance/answers, revelation, and thought. Poetry became a lifeline for the author as she used these poems to deal with her feelings, life’s stresses, and worries.  The reader may use these poems to better adjust to his or her own life stresses. …..Carol

This is About Life. Book I: Cherish Your Beginnings. A collection of poems from 1969-1973. Randi Owens. Archway Publishing  ISBN: 978-1-4808-6105-3

About the author: Randi Owens joined the USAF after graduating from high school. She remained in the Air Force for five years before being honorably discharged. She then received an Associates degree from Anchorage Community College. Then she received  Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees from Eastern Illinois University. She also received Certification as a Chemical Dependency Counselor from the College of Great Falls. She has worked as a Youth at Risk Program Manager, Chemical Dependency Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor. Owens has lived in Alaska for over 27 years.

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