by Frances Guillermo Oldenburg This book, Poems Straight From the Heart, is lovingly dedicated to the wonderful man in my life: my husband, my lover, and my best friend. He is my inspiration to write poetry. I could not have done this without his love, the love that we both share together in a very special way, which will never fade away. As you read this book, you will see what it means to be in love with the right person. Also, to my father in the Philippines, my beautiful daughter, Elena, and my two handsome boys, Leo and Levi, in Honolulu, Hawaii. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Frances Guillermo Oldenburg was born and raised in Laoag City, Philippines, and became a registered midwife. She lived in Honolulu, Hawaii, for eighteen years. Presently she resides in Farmers Branch, Texas, and is very happily married to the most wonderful, loving, and caring man, Tim. Her dad, Bartolome Guillermo, ninety-nine years old, resides in the Philippines with her stepmother. She has three children: Leo Paul Vicente, Elena V. Ibana, and Levi Chris G. Vicente. All of them live in Honolulu, Hawaii, with their families except Levi, who is still single. Frances enjoys traveling, playing the piano, and writing poetry. (2006, paperback, 32 pages) Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days.