LaVerda Andres


La-Verda Andres hails from Southern Indiana, where she grew up as the first female child of several generations on both sides of her family, earning her the place of head babysitter and leader of the pack to cousins, brothers and sisters, and the coveted title of Sissy.

Andres began writing short stories and poetry around the age of six, sharing the love, laughter, tears and family tales that have forever colored her world with hope and dreams for the future generations. Mother of three, she has nine more children she calls her own, grandmother to eight plus twenty-two more, and she loves sharing that she is a great-grandmother, too.

Having several published works of poetry, Andres was recipient of the Editors Choice Award from the International Library of Poetry in November 2003. Poetry has been a mainstay of her writing focus, and she continues to delight readers with her lyrical prose.

Previously employed as a teacher for various vocational schools, she also served in administrative capacities in the medical field. Andres is now embarking on fulfilling her dream to share her stories with the world. Offering short stories and poetry, she is holding tight to a hope of seeing her very own novel published one day.

Outside of her writing endeavors, Andres is a proficient weaver of homespun artistry with extraordinary offerings that include mixed media textiles of hand woven offerings of crocheted and knitted items, alongside a cavalcade of eye catching oil paintings.


Reflections On Nature
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,290. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012. Categories: Poetry » Spiritual
Reflections and thoughts of nature in poetic form. Personal reflections on the beauty of nature and the connection that we all have with nature and the life force around us.
Love On A Snowy Day
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,880. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / General
(4.00 from 1 review)
The day began as any other school day for Aurora. She was always up before dawn. She had chores to do before breakfast, make her bed, take out the chamber, rinse it, feed the dog and cat, bring in the firewood or coal for her mother and then run upstairs to wake her little brothers.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,000. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Divorce & children
(5.00 from 1 review)
Oadie, was a loving man, full of compassion and kindness. He was well loved and known as the town clown, always joking around. But, beneath the smiles and laughter was a humble man with wisdom, love, and loyalty to his family and friends.
Gee-Gee A White Stallion
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,320. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / Other
A young lad watches as clansmen gather to try and catch a young wild stallion. No one can catch the young stallion as fast as the wind, thus a legend begins.
An Old Oak Tree
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 810. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Nature & the Natural World / Environment
A childhood memory brings this poetic short story about an old oak tree to light.
Thoughts and Inspirations
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,560. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Poetry » Themes & motifs » Nature
Inspiring and thoughtful poetry full of thought, wonder and spirituality.

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  • Lost Christmas on March 27, 2012
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    Great book. I would give this book five star rating.
  • Five Poems About God on April 06, 2012
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    Great inspirational poems.. I loved the one about the Temple! Recommend reading to everyone!
  • Ten Tips for the Newcomer at a Spirit Filled Church Service on April 06, 2012

    This is a great book of tips, I wish I had read about these tips and will recommend it to anyone who is going to attend a true spirit filled church. Great job!
  • God is In to Instant Messaging on April 06, 2012

    Awesome story! I was right there next to the driver of the van as she experiences one of Gods miracles... loved the story, Great job! A must read!
  • Til Death Do Us Part and Even After That on April 06, 2012

    Well written. With some history, fiction and fact! And a lot to leave to ones imagination! I really liked this story, I hated it to end. I recommend this to everyone that likes ghost stories.!
  • Can Hardly Wait to Come Here Next Year on May 06, 2012
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    I really enjoyed reading this book. I could feel the character's delima, emotions and feelings..and mixed emotions on the family Christmas triditions.
  • Can Hardly Wait to Come Here Next Year on May 06, 2012

    Great writing. I really enjoyed this story.
  • The Next Big Wood Project on May 09, 2012

    What an entertaining read! A marvelous story with a surprise ending.. I loved it and recommend it to anyone with a sense of humor and friends or family of the good ole boys!
  • Amputeddy Meets Nubby Bear on June 04, 2012

    The message in the book can't be rated. Every hospitals' childrens' ward needs to have a copy in thier waiting room or area where all children can read it. It would help many to be more understanding. Inspiring. I read it out of couriosity, and how blessed was I.
  • The Birth of Flame the Tame and Flare the Fearless, Dragons of Lazaronia on June 12, 2012

    A well written read! Every chapter held me captive! It has everything a reader of fantasy could want. I can't wait to read other books by this Author!