Tell us a little bit about your writing and educational background
Ms. Tarinna Terrell: I have a Master's in Education with a concentration in Guidance Counseling. My writings are often thought provoking and soul searching. I write about personal experiences and I often write on women's issues and social service areas such as depression, mental health disorders, substance abuse issues, parenting issues, family dysfunction etc.
What is your book about?
Ms. Tarinna Terrell: My book is a book of poetry. This book is for all those who have endured any type of hardships,obstacles, or hurdles and have overcome them. It is a proclamation that declares there is triumph after tragedy! “My life ain’t been no crystal stair…” as eloquently stated by the late great poet and author Langston Hughes; however, in the Bible, a portion of Psalm 30:5 says, “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” Simply put, trouble does not always last. I personally have survived many tragic experiences that stretched me to many uncomfortable levels. I began to physically waste away and unravel mentally. However, through prayer and supportive friends and family encouraging me, I survived. I can say that the pain was for my good. I learned valuable life lessons and now have messages to share. Everyone in this life will have a burden to bear; but the most
amazing news is that you can make it through it. Even our most precious jewel, the diamond, had to endure being crushed, burned, and smashed before it became a valued ornament.
Why should readers read your book?
Ms. Tarinna Terrell: Readers should read this book because it will give them hope, strength, courage, and insight to the challenges they may face in life.
Did you have any obstacles while writing this book? What were they?
Ms. Tarinna Terrell: The obstacles I experienced were personal. I shared some personal struggles and it took courage to do that.
Is this the first book you have ever had published?
Ms. Tarinna Terrell: Yes, this is my first published book.
Are you working on any projects right now? Tell us about your upcoming book.
Ms. Tarinna Terrell: My upcoming book is a collaboration with other authors entitled Straight Talk: The Guide to Parenting. I cover the substance abuse section. I give parents tips to look for in the event their child is dealing with substance abuse issues or personal issues around abandonment or self esteem.
What made you become a writer?
Ms. Tarinna Terrell: I have enjoyed writing since childhood. I write daily. I used to keep a journal of stories and poems that my friends encouraged me to start sharing with the world. The feedback I received motivated me to share my writings. Writing is therapeutic for me. It is a healthy outlet.
Who is your favorite author and why?
Ms. Tarinna Terrell: My favorite author is Maya Angelou. She is a poet and an author. Her writings helped shaped the culture of this world. She provide hope and inspiration to many. She encouraged readers to dig into their soul for healing.
Where can we find you?
Anything you would like to add?
Ms. Tarinna Terrell: I am elated to meet new people who enjoy reading my writings. Words have a way of connecting people. I want to continue to do that.
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