Michael Peter Smith

Biography

Up until about two years ago, Michael Peter Smith hadn't ever considered writing poetry.
Having experienced significant ups and downs in his life...from the joys of falling in love and being married and having a beautiful son...to the downs of getting divorced, losing just about everything, being homeless and starting from scratch..He looked within himself and is sharing on his poetry what is inside his heart and soul.
To him, the most important thing in this world is his son and is trying to get back to a place in his life where he can be the father he wants to be.
After getting divorced he made a vow to himself... “To Thine Own Self Be True” (borrowed from Shakespeare). After having candid conversations with loved ones and being at a turning point in his life, it was pointed out to him that he had lost much of who he was. He made a vow to himself to be true to himself and regain those things about himself that were who he is inside.
One thing is quite obvious...he is a hopelessly incurable romantic!

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I never started writing with the intention of even being published. I only started writing a few months after my 50th birthday, almost as a challenge to me, because I want to be true to myself. I shared my poetry with just a few close friends. One of them, Cindy Franks-White, is a published poet and she thought my poetry was good enough and asked to share with her publisher at the time. The publisher reached out to me and asked me if I had more,,,which I shared and I was offered to be published. Prior to that, I never ever even thought about being published. I went through the whole process with the publisher but in the end the relationship didn't work out...so I decided to self publish.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I think the greatest joy in writing for me is just letting what's inside me come out! I've never really had an outlet like this before in my life and it really helps me deal with a lot.
Read more of this interview.

Videos

Ramblings Of A Hopeless Romantic
Video Trailer form Michael Peter Smith's first book "Ramblings of a Hopeless Romantic"

Books

Musings Of A Modern Romantic
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,400. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
In his second book, “Musings of a Modern Romantic”, Michael Peter Smith shares his latest poetry, once again taking you into the mind of a man who is a hopelessly incurable romantic. His goal as a poet is to illicit a response or bring out feelings from within that will touch your heart and move your soul. He still believes in love, and giving you the male perspective in prose. From love and lust

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