"And like the moon, we must go through phases of emptiness to feel full again." - Anonymous
Today's book feature is special because this book is actually scheduled to be launched in August however, we'd like you to be one of the first to know about it!
Seven Faces of Life is a poetry book showcasing the different stages of our lives. It displays not just the different phases we are bound to travel. It also delineates the beauty of every stage and the lessons we can partake by passing through each. It depicts the nature of life as we capture memories at every stage and know our inner capabilities little by little. As a whole, it displays how each stage impacts us physically, emotionally, and psychologically.
This book was written by Author Caris MB from Cebu City, Philippines. At a young age, she learned to sell sonnets, poems and even turned a few into songs. And when she lost her father at age 24, she decided to pursue her father's ultimate dream for her which is to publish her own book. In 2020, she was able to publish her first book, One of the Boys which is also a poetry book depicting varied male personalities.
In the same year, she was able to write her second book, Seven Faces of Life and this is the book that we are going to talk about today in this exclusive interview with Author Caren.
1. Can you share with us something about the book that isn't in the blurb?
However, as time goes by, I also learned to see the people who've been with me all throughout. Among all of them was my mom. I saw pain from my mom that weighed twice as heavy as mine. And so I wrote my second book, Seven Faces of Life for her. I have learned how pain does not end in one stage/ phase. Pain goes on because it will always demand to be felt. So, I wrote the book to express life's different stages and that it is normal to get hurt, to grieve, to cry, and feel sad. These are things we cannot control. I wanted to share how normal it is to put so much effort into ourselves just to gain the value of acceptance and forgiveness. But again, after having to learn its value, it will definitely be all worthwhile.
I just came from a 6-year job. I never really planned on resting but the pandemic hit so when I was supposed to transfer company, I was stuck. Believe it or not, rest was forced upon me. I wasn't used to doing nothing considering the length of time that I have been employed so I realized, I have to do something out of scrap; out of my innate capacity. So, I decided to write.
But the collaboration between me and my illustrators, Karsten Pabinguit and Stan Adornado took about 2 more months to complete. Imagine how three great minds communicate? We came from different personalities. Karsten is very young and blooming, yet her talent is already very ripe and authentic. You can never believe her age when you see how great her potential is with her art.
I would like to invite everyone to get your copies through these outlets:
Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Seven-Faces-Life-Caris-M/dp/B08KJ1SYW4
Central Bookstores in the Philippines - They have branches in Manila, Makati, SM Megamall, Cebu, and Davao. Click this link to check store addresses and contact numbers.
You may also order online through Central Book's website or its official stores in Lazada and Shopee.
8. Where can readers find out more about you and your books?
Thank you, Author Caris for agreeing to this interview. Thank you for letting us know that we are not alone as we take this journey called life and that someone out there understands what we are going through.
Thank you for being an inspiration to others. You just showed us that no one is too young to become an author. We are so proud of what you have accomplished and we look forward to seeing more wonderful things from you.