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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

New Indie Book Release: Passing Thoughts (Tom Balderrama)

New Indie Book Release:
Passing Thoughts...: A Life in Poetry - Tom Balderrama
Poetry - (135 pages - May 2014)

Passing Thoughts... contains poems that appeal to all readers, from die-hard poetry lovers to those who have never read poetry, with modern themes and subject matter that everyone can relate to.

"The author clearly displays his heart on his sleeve. Wonderfully written for happy or sad memories [...]" - Reader Review

About the Book

Passing Thoughts (Tom Balderrama)
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Passing Thoughts... is a collection poetry illustrating the life of military veteran, writer, and artist Tom Balderrama. Though written by a formally educated English major, the poems splattered across the pages of this book, while sometimes complex and always thought-provoking, are not always bound by any particular style or formal structure. They are at times painfully tragic, desperate, and full of despair, while at others triumphant, defiant, and profoundly inspiring of hope.

Interspersed with powerful, poignant, and thematically relevant sketches and photos by the author, this book seeks to “educate you in your own emotional landscape,” make you “ponder your own humanity in all its frailty, humility, tragedy, and triumph,” and “illustrate to you both how to be human, and what the consequences are of being inhuman.” Follow the author on his journey through alcoholism, the loss of two sisters and a brother-in-arms, and the struggle to persevere even when all hope has been lost. It is a remarkable journey of experiences conveyed in words that is impossible to emerge from completely unscathed and untouched.

About the Author

Author Tom Balderrama
Author Tom Balderrama
Tom Balderrama is a native of Southern California.

He served in the U.S. Army after high school, and has worked as a military contractor for the majority of the time since. For the better part of the last twenty years he has lived and/or worked in Germany, Bosnia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, and Afghanistan, as well as various locations in the United States.

He currently lives in Kansas with his wife and two of his four children. For more information and to contact Tom, visit his website.

Connect with Tom Balderrama via the Author's Website
and Twitter: @Tom_Balderrama