Author Interviews

Lailah Saafir

(Poet / Author / Speaker)
Lailah Saafir was born in Jackson, Mississippi. After learning to read at the age of 2, she found that she loved it. Just a few years later, she moved with her mother to Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she became a Muslim. At age 13 she moved back to Jackson, Mississippi where her parents were reunited, and she became a Christian.
This turned her life upside down. Lailah loves reading and writing, and has found comfort as well as ingenuity in her craft. Full Mood is the first of her books. It speaks to human nature and its different forms. Lailah has one daughter, Tara. Lailah resides in Texas.


Linda Imbler

(Poet / Writer / Author / Musician / Teacher)

Linda Imbler’s poetry collections include five published paperbacks: “Big Questions, Little Sleep,” “Big Questions, Little Sleep” second edition (expanded with 66 additional poems), Lost and Found,” “Red Is The Sunrise,” and “Bus Lights, Travel Sights.” SOMA PUBLISHING has published her three e-book collections, “The Sea’s Secret Song,” “Pairings,” a hybrid of short fiction and poetry, and “That Fifth Element.”

Examples of Linda’s poetry and a listing of publications can be found at lindaspoetryblog.blogspot.com. In addition to writing, she helps her husband, a Luthier, build acoustic guitars.



Karlo Sevilla

(Poet / Writer / Author)
Karlo Sevilla writes from Quezon City, Philippines and is the author of two poetry collections: “Metro Manila Mammal” (Soma Publishing, 2018) and “You” (Origami Poems Project, 2017). Recognized among the Best of Kitaab 2018 and twice nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology⁠—by Ariel Chart in 2018 and Collective Unrest in 2019⁠⁠—his poems were first published in Philippines Free Press in 1998, then in Pacifiqa and Philippines Graphic in 2015, and since then he has more than a hundred poems published in various literary magazines, anthologies, and other platforms worldwide.

He currently studies for the Certificate in Literature and Creative Writing in Filipino program of the Center for Creative Writing of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, and is a member of the Rat's Ass Review online poetry workshop.

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Renee D. Burreson

(Poet / Novelist / Author / Advocate)

Renee is a mother, advocate, author, and poet. She lives in the American Southwest with her husband and two children. In 2019, she released her first collection of poems which has been published via Soma Publishing. Writer's Website Link: https://aspringwriterreneeburreson.wordpress.com/


Lynn Long

(Poet / Writer / Author / Teacher)
Poet, writer, starseed, daydreamer, moon gazer, lover of the rain and believer in the impossible...
Residing Somewhere in Time @lunadeity
Books : Beauty Beyond the Looking Glass, Nature's Musings, Soul Musings

Mark Antony Rossi

(Poet / Playwright / Writer /Author/ Editor / Publisher/ Host / Producer / Veteran)
Credits : Big Window Review, Indian Periodical, Gravel, Senior Editor In Chief, Ariel Chart International Literary Journal
Books : Less Human Than Human, Walking The Lion, Souljacked

Editor in Chief, Ariel Chart International Literary Journal https://www.arielchart.com Host / Producer, Strength To Be Human, Literary Podcast https://strengthtobehuman.podbean.com Publisher, Soma Publishing https://www.somapublishing.com