Train of Thoughts (Author Interview)


Train of Thoughts looks like a fantastic collection of your writings. Can you tell us more about it?

Train of Thoughts is a collection of poems and essays that talk about the human condition.  It is meant to start conversations about what we perceive as normal for ourselves as it often contradicts what is going on in other parts of society leaving us to be more empathetic to other people and the life they experience that may be much different that what was assumed.

How long did it take you to write “Train of Thoughts”

I began writing “Train of Thoughts” a year after releasing my first full collection of poems entitled “Universal Colloquies Inside of Me”.  Life happens so it took a little longer than expected to complete plus the thoughts kept coming.

What inspired you in writing “Train of Thoughts”

Life served as the inspiration.  As adults we have to filter through so much information while also figuring out our lives and trying to be contributing members of society, we start to realize there are things that we didn’t know, were never told or things that we need to recognize about ourselves to help ourselves heal from past trauma and create better lives for ourselves and just grow as individuals.  When we stop to realize how much we have actually been through it’s like watching a train go by just one thought after the other all linked together by different things and situations.

What will readers get out of your book?

The thing that I would like readers to get from this book is we all have power over what we think.  As children we are told what to think but as adults you find out that life is a complicated mess for everyone. We sort through and deal with whatever hand life has dealt us and we decide what to do with it based on the choices we have available but also understanding that not everyone has the same set of choices to choose from but there is usually more than one way to get to an answer

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I have had the honor of being a contributing writer to over 15 anthologies, journals and literary collaborations, owner of  Vee's Consulting a creative business consulting agency that specializes in literary content creation, creative writing and business consulting and co-founder of The Creative Healing Foundation a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to creating programs and events that promote healing  through the arts providing safe spaces to openly speak about emotional and mental wellness. 

Where can readers find out more about your work?

Readers can find out more about my work by following me on Facebook and Instagram at Philosophy in Poetry or visiting my website Vee’s Philosophy in Poetry