by Ann Marton O'Keefe Ann Marton OKeefe is a contemporary international poet who poetically portrays love, life, loss, and the journey of discovery. OKeefe takes the challenges and hardships of everyday experiences and turns them into an artists palette come to life. OKeefe gracefully and courageously examines her intimate thoughts and emotions as she explores heart-wrenching betrayal by deception, grief, and the miracle of recovery. Throughout her work, fear and courage emerge and take turns along a personal quest for lifes meaning. With insight and sensitivity, OKeefe takes you on an emotional inner voyage that will help you recognize and heal your fears, confusion, and unhappiness, and discover the peace, love, and serenity you have been seeking. Each poem reflects the presence of spirituality we share in life. OKeefe offers hope for the human spirit. This is a book with a message for everyone. ABOUT THE AUTHOR A resident of Allentown, Pennsylvania, OKeefe graduated Summa Cum Laude from Cedar Crest College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Sociology and Summa Cum Laude from Kutztown University with a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling and Psychology. OKeefe is employed as a supervisor in the Office of Aging and Adult Services by the County of Lehigh in Pennsylvania. OKeefe is an international poet with several awards and numerous poems published in the United States and the United Kingdom. OKeefes first book of poems, An Invitation to Be, was published in 2004. OKeefe has two children and four grandchildren and another on the way. A former competitive bodybuilder, OKeefe loves weight training and Tai Chi. In her spare time, she enjoys scrap-booking and researching and writing about her family history. (2007, paperback, 132 pages) Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days.