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About the author:
Megan Diedericks’s debut poetry collection, “the darkest of times, the darkest of thoughts” is available on Amazon. She has poems, as well as short stories, published in multiple literary journals. She’s situated in South Africa, and when she’s not writing, she’s living in worlds of fiction with background music to match – or playing with the dogs. More information is available on her website!
What inspired you to write your book?
I've been writing poetry since I was 12, and it has always been my dream to be a published author. I started putting my book together in 2020, and finally shared my emotions in all its glory at the start of this year. Grief, heartbreak, loss, love, nature – basically all aspects of life are what inspires me.
Here is a short sample from the book:
but i let the words grow
and my heart, i let show
but with separation came
the anxiety, the pain, the journey
i wasn't ever my own
and my many faces had me so alone,
i thought i might drown.
it started before i even knew what puberty meant:
at twelve, i wrote my first lines.
now, at twenty, i want you to read my warning signs.