Pauline Edwards was raised on Vancouver Island, BC. She learned transcendental mediation as a child, and has been following a spiritual path, collecting crystals, and composing poems since before she could spell. Her poems deal with the themes of dreams, consciousness, and spirituality. Pauline received her B.Sc in Linguistics from the University of Victoria in 2007, and then worked closely with the Indigenous people of British Columbia on language revitalization efforts for many years. Pauline currently enjoys sipping her morning coffee in the beautiful seaside town of Tainan, Taiwan.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've always loved the craft of making books. Going from handwriting chapbooks to self-publishing just seemed like the natural way to go. I love the creative control it allows.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
All the completely ridiculous ideas that pop into my head when I'm trying to come up with good rhymes, synonyms, metaphors, etc. It can get pretty absurd sometimes the things that will occur to me. It's fun!
Free!! Please share with your friends! Into the Fire is Edwards’ third collection of poems. Written between 2009 and 2013, the poems depict a transformational period of her life. Recovering from the debilitating effects of years of chronic pain and grief, Edwards writes about a journey towards light and love.
A gem of a book! Edwards captures the essence of 15 different mineral specimens in this collection of short poems. For rock hounds and crystal lovers alike! Those with an appreciation for the metaphysical will uncover a treasure trove of information and observations on everything from auras to the zodiac.