Written by Samantha C. Coleman
Living loving Lauderdale: Today’s guest is Samantha C. Coleman Author of Poems for Educators: 30 Poems to Inspire Teachers.
LIVING LOVING LAUDERDALE: When did it dawn upon you that you wanted to be a writer?
SAMANTHA COLEMAN: The earliest I can remember wanting to be a writer was when I was in the 4th grade. I use to write dictation bubbles out of the advertisements in my grandmother’s Ebony Magazines. I made a comedy which used some really expressive words that put me in big trouble with my family. That same year my mother and grandmother purchased an electric auto-correcting typewriter for me. I assume they saw the passion I had for writing and I have never stopped.
LIVING LOVING LAUDERDALE: What inspires you to write?
SAMANTHA COLEMAN: Writing is often like the wind to waves. Every wave comes in different like our moods. Sometimes our moods inspire different passions at different levels. I have learned that when my creative wave of writing hits I need to embrace it and ride it because the wind often changes direction quickly. Currently, education and cycling are my biggest inspirations at this time.
LIVING LOVING LAUDERDALE: What inspired you to write your latest publication Poems for Educators?
SAMANTHA COLEMAN: I have been teaching for 20 years within pre-k-12 and within higher education combined. I have been writing about education and writing poems about life. I decided that now is the perfect time to release these education-based poems because it’s relevant now. I have a passion for education and writing. Why not combine the two? I am at a point in my career that I can share my journey. I am a happy teacher. I can laugh, grow and see my progress. I can also inspire teachers who have had obstacles and need a little literal motivation to let them know it is worth it also.
LIVING LOVING LAUDERDALE: Who is your intended audience?
SAMANTHA COLEMAN: For this current publication my audience is intended for new future teachers on all levels and veteran seasoned teachers. As an adjunct college professor in the school of education, I will be sharing this with my undergraduate students and professors. As a Pre-K lead teacher, I will be sharing this with my peers. Anyone who believes in the importance of education this book can be relevant to them.
LIVING LOVING LAUDERDALE: Why did you decide to share this work with the world now?
SAMANTHA COLEMAN: I have been thinking about publishing this book for a very long time. My last publication was in 2008 and I have grown so much from then academically and content-wise. I feel like this wave of creativity for this subject matter is now. It is important to follow my instinct and my instinct say’s “life is not for stagnation”.
LIVING LOVING LAUDERDALE: What is the motivation for the need for some of the concepts in the book?
SAMANTHA COLEMAN: The concepts of this poetry book is to remind all
educators “Your why” which is the reasoning behind continuing or pursuing this challenging profession. Reminding educators to find locations that respect their energy, delivery, and credentials. Education should not make you unhappy if it is in a nurturing environment. Surrounding yourself with positive and uplifting coworkers helps tremendously.
LIVING LOVING LAUDERDALE: Do you have any upcoming book signing events coming up?
SAMANTHA COLEMAN: yes, I have a few things in mind and I happen to know the lead writer for living loving Lauderdale and will definitely keep you posted on those dates. I am also open to speaking at developmental days to motivate educators and to remind them that they matter. Follow Me On Twitter and FB for contact and scheduling https://www.facebook.com/Firstgradescholar/
LIVING LOVING LAUDERDALE: How much is your book and where can we purchase it?
SAMANTHA COLEMAN: My latest publication consists of 30 poems. The hardback of 31 pages long and is $10.00. My Ebook is 17 pages and is $5 It can be purchased via (CLICK HERE)Amazon Digital Services LLC that will be available for (PRE-SALE) Like me on FB for updates https://www.facebook.com/Firstgradescholar/
LIVING LOVING LAUDERDALE: Thank you so much for being a guest on Living Loving Lauderdale. Our Interview is complete but how can people continue to follow you on social media?
SAMANTHA COLEMAN: You can follow this blog because I wrote it!
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Written by Mrs. Samantha C. Coleman, M.Ed., M.S.Elm. Ed., Ed.d. (Abd)