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Interview with Randolph Baltimore, author of From My Heart

Title: From My Heart
Author: Randolph Baltimore
Publisher: Xlibris
Pages: 34
Genre: Poetry
Format: Ebook

“From My Heart” is my first publication, my labor of love I have worked on for many years. It is the fruition of the many trials, tribulations, ups and downs that life has dealt me over the years. May you be inspired and enlightened by the words on these pages.

How did you come up with the title of your book?

When I began writing and starting sharing my work with people one person in particular, Vicki, told me how much she loved my work and that whatever I do to write it from the heart. So when it came to find a title for my book I remembered what she said.

What is your writing environment like?

I usually write alone in my room or in the library. I also like writing by the poolside. Sometimes I play soft music in the background but most of the time I like quiet.

What inspires you to write?

So many things. One time I passed this old bag lady on the street and all of a sudden it made think that that could be me and I began to write a poem about it. Just viewing life around me starts my wheels turning.

Did you learn anything while writing this book?

I gained a lot of confidence in myself. The more I wrote I learned how to get into the heart of what I am trying to convey to my audience. I also learned that if you pursue your dreams they will come true.

Could you please tell us a little about your book?

It is a book of poetry about various situations in life, love and relationships.

Who or what is the inspiration behind this book?

About 7 years ago I was around some people who had been through some very difficult situations in their lives. As they were sharing their stories with me I began writing some of the things down and later turned them into poems. As I began sharing what I had written with them they encouraged me repeatedly to make it into a book.

What cause are you most passionate about and why?

I really care about our young kids getting the education and tools they need they need. One of heart’s desires is to have affordable learning facilities.