Interview with Cindy Smith

Tricia: Today, we're visiting with Cindy J Smith, author of Voices In My Head, a compilation of poetry. Please tell us a little about yourself, Cindy.

Cindy: I am married and work with my husband as OTR truck drivers. We live in Indiana. I love flowers, cats, dogs and dragons. My favorite color is purple.

Tricia: When did you begin writing? 

Cindy: I have written poetry as long as I can remember. It has always been an outlet for my frustrations and confusion.

Tricia: Can you tell us about your most recent publication? 

Cindy: My book, Voices in my Head, is a compilation of years of poetry.

Tricia: What led to your decision to publish a collection of poetry? 

Cindy: I published it in honor of my daughter who always wanted me to and because my Facebook friends said I should.

Tricia: What was the most challenging aspect of writing your poetry collection?

Cindy: The biggest challenge for me was actually letting anyone read my poems, I did not like to share them.

Tricia: Which authors have inspired your writing? 

Cindy: To be honest, I think Dr. Suess is the most influential. I love his ability to rhyme anything. I have read most of the classics and major poets of the past also.

Tricia: What projects are you currently working on?

Cindy: I think I am considering a second book. I have about 160 new poems that I have been asked to share.

Tricia: How do you handle unfavorable reviews? 

Cindy: I have not received any yet, so I am not sure. I am not that positive my poems are good. I like them but I am not sure they are good enough for the general public.

Tricia: If you were stranded on a desert island and could only have five books with you, which books would you choose? 

Cindy: Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo, Silas Marner by George Elliot, Complete works of William Blake, Cry to Heaven by Anne Rice, and One Fish, Two Fish by Dr. Suess!

Tricia: Do you have any special skills, education, or hobbies that enhance your writing abilities? 

Cindy: I am employed as truck driver so I see a lot of different areas of the country and meet lots of new people. This provides me with a lot of stimuli for writing poems.

Tricia: What advice would you offer to new or aspiring authors? 

Cindy: Believe in yourself and be true to yourself. You can't please everyone so be sure you like what you do.

Tricia: Which piece of poetry is your favorite? 

Cindy: Not sure if you mean my works or someone else's here. So, my favorite that I wrote is My Angel. I wrote this about myself and it is how I truly feel most days since I lost my dear daughter.

MY ANGEL

My angel in heaven

Reach down from the skies

Help me to dry

These tears in my eyes

I miss you so much

It is so hard to cope

As this dark emptiness

Takes away all my hope

Let me hear your soft voice

In the songs the bird sings

And with the gentle breeze

Feel the embrace of your wings

Let me see your sweet smile

In the moonbeams at night

And find peace in your love

With the dawn’s morning light



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Comments

  1. Thank you very much!

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  2. Just finished this book yesterday and it's beautiful poetry! Everyone should read!

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