Book signing with local Los Angeles author Laura Schultz
Her debut book of poetry, entitled “Arise and Shine: Laments from the Darkness, Songs of the Light” was released on September 17, 2011. The book is a series of very heartfelt poems, interspersed with photography of paintings by her mother, a nationally renowned artist.
This book of poetry has already received some wonderful reviews:
“This beautiful and generous collection explores many themes and emotions while urging the reader to dive deep and venture within. Laura Schultz understands and touches the fragile and oftentimes dangerous edges of the human heart.” -- Beth Hoffmann, New York Times bestselling author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt.
“Your book ARISE AND SHINE is an amazing journey of prose and art. This is a book to carry with you, studying the verse and art over and over for solace in every day life. The size is perfect for travel. It is now one of my pocket books for peace and comfort! You are a wonderful, soulful poet and the art is simply amazing!” -- Claudette Walker, author of C Street.
“Inspirational, lyrical, impassioned, Schultz is a virtuoso storyteller and a brilliant poet.” – Nancy Duci Denofio, Poet and author who was recognized by President William Jefferson Clinton for her outstanding achievements.
“Engaging modern day poet Laura Schultz’s enchanting collection of poems will delight her readers worldwide and leave them in a state of amazing admiration – a favorite of mine.” – Stuart Ross McCallum: renowned English author of “Beyond My Control.”
“Laura Schultz has a unique and rare depth in her poetry that reaches past the boundaries of self. She wields her paintbrush of colorful words and creates a vivid tapestry of beautiful emotions. She guides you down the hidden pathways of her heart, leading into the canyons of her soul, bringing you face to face with your own psyche.” – Candice James, Poet Laureate, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.
Laura’s poetry has been published on such venues as Abandoned Towers Magazine, Writer’s News Weekly, War Poetry and Forth Magazine. Her personal essay entitled “A Poet’s Journey” was recently published in The Coal House Review. In July, 2011 she became the only U.S. poet to be chosen to contribute several of her poems to an international anthology entitled “Sudden Thunder.”
Laura is a long time resident of Los Angeles, with ties to Beverly Hills, Malibu and Pacific Palisades. She is very active in the community, and is on the board of a foundation for a disability group. Also, she is the administrator of an online writers group with almost 700 members worldwide, many of whom live in Los Angeles.
Laura is a respected book reviewer for the New York Journal of Books. A licensed psychotherapist, she has written on the topics of relationships, health and wellness, as well as two advice columns, “Ask Therapist Laura” and “Counselor on Call.” She is considered the relationship expert at Runway Magazine, and has published articles in the area of true crime such as “Hiding In Plain Sight: The Psyche of Serial Killers.”
Here is the link to her website:
Here is a link to the book listing for her book: