by Latashia Edmond The poetry of Latashia Edmond reflects upon a non-fiction reality. It deals with having a profession, developing relationships, and living in the world that Edmond experiences. A young black woman who grew up in a family surrounded by disappointments and anger, Edmond has learned from each move, each step, and each mistake. Fire Child: Poetry from the Heart of a Black Woman reflects the thoughts Latashia Edmond could never say to those whom she loves. Those thoughts became her poetry. Her book is entitled Fire Child because she finds it hard to put out her flames, even if she has made many mistakes. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Latashia Edmond was born in Wichita, Kansas in the summer of 1983. She has been inspired to always do her best by her grandparents, Betty and Holmer Salton. Her strength comes from the Lord above, and her perseverance comes from her child MyKaila Pannell and her childs father Kye Pannell. Edmond hopes to one day become a great poet, known to many especially for her kindness. Latashia Edmond would like to give special thanks to James Sims, Darren G. Fields, Veronica Edmond, mother Sheila Edmond, Shimka Burks, Ciarra Miller, Joseph Ransom, Ron F., Rea Jones, Michelle Earl Tucker, Marlowe King, Floyd Sanders, Little James, and the Pannell, Edmond, and Jacobs families. (2005, paperback, 66 pages) Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days.