In association with Pump Up Your Book!, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the following Virtual Book Tour Events: Author Guest Post on Thursday, November 3, 2011 and Book Review on Friday, November 4, 2011 with Heidi Ann Smith, author of The Clara Ann Burns Story!
Heidi Ann Smith Bio:
Heidi Ann Smith grew up in the Chicago area and began publishing poems as a child. At a young age, she won various local and academic awards for her writing; based on her writing abilities, she was awarded a scholarship to a private high school and attended college courses during her high school years. After high school she began raising a family and was taken away from her writing, but soon returned to complete a Bachelor of Arts from Eastern Illinois University. She then earned a Master of Arts in Humanities from California State University and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Goddard College. Several of her poems recently found homes in various journals, and she published a scholarly thesis on the German artist George Grosz. Heidi is currently a PhD student studying Creative Writing at Middlesex University in London, England. The Clara Ann Burns Story is her first novel.
The Clara Ann Burns Story (Book Description):
The Clara Ann Burns Story is a short novel, in which a woman who suffered child abuse looks back over her turbulent life as she approaches her fifties. It is a story of a young girl, Clara Ann Burns, who was tortured, abused and neglected by her family. When she was old enough to go out on her own, she got herself into situations that were not always the best. But in the end she raises her own family and holds onto the hope of healing and living without fear.
Book Website: http://monkeypuzzlepress.com/books/the-clara-ann-burns-story/