A short collection of dark (deep) and light (simple) poetry and words by Australian author Jennifer L Simmonds with photography by same, and award winning artwork by daughter Gabrielle. On the darker side of her words, Jennifer writes almost lyrically, with influence and inspiration from the music industry, the likes of underground 80s bands (not surprisingly, having been a writer for a local music rag in Sydney), late Beatles and early Bowie, with dark depictions of the other side of life in the urban sprawl. On the lighter side, Jennifer's works are about our beautiful Aussie beaches and how they, along with other gifts of nature, can fill an empty heart or revitalise a tired one. Love, loss, Aussie beaches, the seasons. This is first of a series, with the next incorporating a larger mix of the happier and deeper sides of "humans being" (her words). Jennifer also ran workshops for children in Melbourne with regards to anti- bullying and positive thinking, the likes of which received attention and acknowledgment from various Parliamentary members and excellent feedback from the attendees. A book for kids re same is also in the works. Keep an eye on this author and her co- writer daughter.
Ms Simmonds runs deep.