A. Ramsey

Biography

I live to write poetry. Many of my poems have to do with change, it's inescapable draw, and the lure of new things that it brings. I also attempt distill emotions and principles that we all know if only on a subconscious level. When writing poetry I have an open mind as to where a thought might go. Sometimes even the simplest things lead to fanciful journey in the mind. Using rhyme, metaphors, and familiar things I put into words the ideas or emotions hard to say.

Why did I write a claims placing process book?
My work involves facilitating the claims placing and auditing process for a major insurance company. This has put me in touch with a large variety of people who are often unprepared for the many steps in the claims process. Getting to help coach people through this, helping them be acquainted with the claim is a great success for me personally. Some miss out on the best benefits that come with being prepared to place a claim, others feel lost and frustrated.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
Science fiction. I love science fiction because it takes what is possible today, adds some imagination, then makes you live in the future. So much science fiction has pushed us to try the unusual or seemingly impossible things in our life. Authors like Jules Vern wrote about fantastic futures of submersibles, monorails, and more! Now those things are common place. Instead we type on tablets, have renewable energy, and are slowly privatizing space flight. To me science fiction is an imaginative approach to a future soon to be realized.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, I do! About a boy with an artificial intelligence in a spaceship found in the wreckage of an abandoned factory. The spaceship was pretty snarky, the boy had a dry sense humor together they were an inseparable pair. Though I only finished the story in thought; I do believe my relationships through life are not all that different.
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Books

Drinking the Ink
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,610. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
(4.67)
Poetry is a place to meet. We all have a table here waiting for us. We talk, laugh, and metaphor our way through verse like intimate conversations. In our hands are the mugs matching the personalities wide and varied, they are our hearts. In them - filled to the brim - is our ink. This addictive fluid is drank slowly as we read or it's splashed down on paper. So sit and drink the ink with me.
Wanderings of a Lonely Mind
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,130. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
(5.00)
Poetry is like a constantly changing landscape, or sometimes like an old friend that changes gradually over the years. In either case there seems to be the one constant - change. It seems to inspire the excitement of what’s to come, warn of what may be lost, and cause a reexamination of things we believe to be real. Sunny days turn to storms, downpours into to trickles, for everything changes.
How To Make An Auto Insurance Claim
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,420. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Insurance / automobile, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
(5.00)
This awesome, straight-forward guide will take you step-by-step through the process of filing an auto claim. In it's few pages you'll find tips to help you navigate the claim while saving time. With a glossary of common lingo used when on the phone with insurance companies, you'll be able to know what's going on with your claim. Plus the checklists are sure to simplify this frustrating process.

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  • Heaven's Mountain on Oct. 09, 2014

    Enjoyed the development of the characters with flashbacks and backgrounds. Imagery was very well done, drew similes to commonly known items which gave look, feel, and scent. Great short story. I personally liked the more rapid progression of plot. Would suggest some light edits from a professional. Thanks for your story.
  • Zenith on Oct. 10, 2014

    This story was a great veiw into a future of mixed feelings. I felt as though I could relate with an unquenchable desire to learn. Also the feeling that much today feels explored by others, mapped out, and a cog plugging along. Also the main charecter(s) feeling of wonderment at how so many seem to just dance through life and it's many tasks; however still find much joy. I struggle with that concept in real life. The concept of being unbound from duty, monotony, and life to another place that has no definition was well illustrated in the closing. Thanks for the great short read.
  • Common Oddities Speculative Fiction Sideshow, Autumn 2014 on Oct. 12, 2014

    Nice compilation of shot stories and a couple of poems. I enjoyed "Switches" as I felt it took a hard look at the psyche of people who are never satisfied with how they look. The impact it had on others too as was obvious from the closing. This switch mentality is a frightful driving force behind the social view of beauty. Thanks for the entertaining reads.
  • The Future People on Oct. 14, 2014

    This story is very captivating. The scientific aspect is very well done. Right up front many small instances start to lay the groundwork for some great plot lines to play out. The characters are engaging, relatable, and will endear you to the unfolding mystery. Still plenty of room to use your imagination! Thanks for this story!
  • The Secret Frequency on Oct. 15, 2014

    The idea behind the story was very interesting. I also like the feelings that were pursued through the book; a rise and fall of a great "gift". The only thing I was not particularly fond of was the formatting of the story in my reader. Otherwise this was a fun read!
  • Outside on April 26, 2015

    I found quite a bit of vocabulary in these poems. I really enjoyed a few lines alone to themselves. One in particular, "“I feel you, flowing down my spine; like liquid fire- drowning me,” Very nice! Thank you so much for this.
  • Rapid on May 11, 2015

    I found a few of these very interesting! Thank you for taking the effort to arrange these. Would suggest mentioning something about the language just as a reader heads up! All in all very eye opening.
  • The Popcorn Dance on May 11, 2015

    I'm loving it thus far. Some more unusual topics are written about here in this book. Just one of these being Tornado Warning. I also like the approach to time in the poem 70, especially the ending lines. All in all some unique perspectives.