We are so excited for you all to meet our newest author Lynda Charles! This month, we worked with Lynda to release her first collection of poetry, Glow.
Listen, the stanza’s in this book are BOMB! Everyone who has been in a relationship (romantic, platonic, etc.) can relate to these metaphoric lines.
To get to know Lynda better, we asked her a few questions. Check out her response below:
Who is Lynda Charles?
My name is Lynda Charles and I am the author of Glow. I’m from Orlando FL but went to school in Greensboro, NC. Writing plays a critical role in my life as it is an extension of who I am and embedded into my DNA. As a writer, I have the ability to manifest whatever I desire to as long as I put pen and paper together. This gift has empowered me and has caused me to become a force to be reckoned with – both personally and professionally.
What inspired the creation of Glow?
Glow was inspired from self-discovery. For the first time in my life, I was able to see myself through the lens of love. As I unlocked doors of my relationship with my partner, I was able to unlock doors within myself. And that’s the type of love I desire for everyone – a love that encourages, heals and most importantly, causes you to reexamine yourself within.
Why the title Glow?
I specifically chose Glow as the title because we tend to have a habit of assigning our light to others. The poem “Glow” allows the reader to take ownership of their inner beauty and power – something we often give up in exchange for relationship with others. The reader especially sees this during the “Hurt” stage of the book in which Pain forces me to acknowledge the present condition I am in and to be still and learn the lesson.
Last question, if you could be anywhere in the world right now, where and why?
I would love to be in Ghana right now. Africa has been on my bucket list of places to visit – after all it is the motherland. Many people have visited Ghana and felt a spiritual and physical connection while visiting because it was like they truly felt at home and at peace.
Glow is available for purchase on our website and Amazon!
Be sure to follow Lynda on Instagram: @shehasnomiddlename. I heard she is having a book release party on March 9th…