Local author holds release party for newly published book of poetry

By Edward Gehlert, Staff Writer
Posted 9/29/21

BELLE — A book release party was held in Belle by author Caitlin Jones to celebrate the publication of her first book of poetry on Sept. 25.

Jones’ book, Deep Breaths, was published on …

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Local author holds release party for newly published book of poetry

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BELLE — A book release party was held in Belle by author Caitlin Jones to celebrate the publication of her first book of poetry on Sept. 25.

Jones’ book, Deep Breaths, was published on Aug. 10, 2021 by Happy Duck Publishing. Initial work on the project began in 2018, but took a backseat while Jones continued with her higher education. 

During the event, Jones read select pieces from her book and then had special guests who had inspired her on her poetry journey read from some of their published works, including current Belle Poet Laureate John Clayton.

Jones, a lifelong resident of the Owensville/Belle area,  said, “I am beyond grateful for all the support I’ve received in this endeavor and to Happy Duck Publishing for helping me realize one of my biggest goals of publishing a full-length book. Deep Breaths is a poetry compilation dealing with the emotions life throws at us, but more so it is an attempt for people to realize they are never alone in dealing with these things. The book deals with topics such as anxiety, depression, grief, but also happiness, joy and the discovery of oneself. There are people who walk this path of life with us daily facing those same things and sometimes because we simply don’t talk about them we feel isolated, but that isn’t the case. My greatest hope is that people who read the book realize that it’s normal to deal with these things and while life seems hard sometimes all we have to do is take a deep breath and we can make it through, even if it requires reaching out for help.”

Jones had her first poetry piece published in a compilation when she was in grade school and says she has always been a writer and has been journaling and creating short stories since she was young. 

Deep Breaths is currently available on Amazon and will soon be at Walmart and Barnes & Noble.

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