Flash fiction is my passion; poetry is my release. I love creating a complete story, with a beginning, middle and end, with twists, humor, drama, compassion and horror, all under 1000 words. Salted With Fire isn't just a book of stories and poetry, it is my journey as a writer, from writing only for the mere joy of it regardless of the message, to writing stories that highlight God's will for people, even if the stories themselves are not religious in nature.
Inside are fifteen flash fiction pieces and twelve poems with color pictures, and short Biblical discussions after each story.
|Publisher:||Writer's Mark Publications|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.21(d)|
About the Author
Her first book, the literary Christian speculative novel, Anticipation of the Penitent, reached the finals in the San Francisco Writer's Conference 2012 Indie Publishing Contest, and was a 2014 Readers' Favorite Contest winner. She is working on several projects, including a sequel to Anticipation of the Penitent. Salted With Fire is her second publication.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite Salted With Fire by Nancy LaRonda Johnson is about the transformation of a woman from worldly to spiritual values. It is a sort of confessional theme with the author letting you peek into some of her most personal stories and episodes in her life. Flash fiction always has its own appeal and the twelve poems in the book are soul-searching ones. They reveal the subconscious mind of the writer. I found the book spiritually uplifting. It is not always that one decides to change. Changing is not easy, especially from being worldly to being spiritual. During the time when the world around you is so negative, it requires a lot of mental strength and determination to go through it. So this book is highly motivating and inspiring. Another aspect of the book I liked was the discussion at the end of each chapter which explains to the reader in detail what the stories mean in terms of the Bible. The discussions are short and crisp but they aid the reader in coming to a better understanding of both the prose and poetry. The book is also a nice mix of poetry and prose. They both reveal the inner struggle and the emotional upheavals of the author. The author's fearlessness in revealing her emotions should be appreciated. It is not always one gets to read confessional books where the author speaks about themselves. The combination of prose and poetry gives a kind of credibility to the author's emotional state of mind. On the whole, a very inspiring book.