Dark Strands : Stirrings Beneath the Surface
There is beauty in darkness. Dark Strands is a collection of poetry by JD Estrada where the more shadowy aspects of humanity are explored. As humans, there are many sides to us... and some of them aren't so pretty. Still, the statement "life is beautiful" is true, even in the not so lovely parts. Anger, sadness, despair, and madness can all have their moment to shine because they can all happen. Experiencing any of these emotions is human... so why not enjoy them in verse as well. Care to come in and enjoy a slice of the dark? Don't worry, the worst that can happen is that you enjoy it.
- Paperback | 34 pages
- 127 x 203.2 x 2.29mm | 86.18g
- 28 Dec 2014
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white
About Jd Estrada
After years working in advertising, J.D. Estrada decided there were better ways to write fiction. Born on August 13th, he shares birthdays with Alfred Hitchcock and Fidel Castro... an interesting coincidence since his mom is Cuban and he loves a good story. Truth be told, he always dreamt about being an inventor, he just didn't know he'd end up doing it using words. Where some people choose to invent new products, he has chosen to invent worlds through words. In college, he studied psychology for 3 years before he realized that if he finished, he'd need a psychologist for himself. Not being too enticed by the whole full circle nature of that trajectory, he switched to Marketing, Advertising... and Psychology. He just couldn't let it go. An avid reader of Science Fiction and Fantasy, throughout his life, he's always loved writing and connecting with people. Mind you, although he loves those genres, his reading tastes are as eclectic as his musical passions. So from rock to salsa to classical music, he also reads and writes in a variety of genres and is just as satisfied writing a review or a poem as he is in writing his next novel. One of his blogs is called For Writing out Loud and on this blog he's been able to connect to hundreds of fellow readers who share the passions of writing and connecting. This obsession with the human aspect of who we are is deeply embedded in all his work and his first book is no exception. Though still starting its journey towards the top 100 Amazon books, Only Human is the first link within the Human Cycle, a three book exploration of humanity through fiction. He is currently working on the second installment of the Human Cycle; a young adult adventure; a compilation of essays, poetry and short stories and consistently puts out free material on his blog (jdestradawriter.blogspot.com) and rants with zest on Twitter via @jdestradawriter. He also has instagram if you want to see what he's getting up to or what delicious beer he may recommend. His favorite band is Pearl Jam, he was born in Puerto Rico, he bodyboards and to him, playing a guitar is as therapeutic as a notebook. So by all means, visit, say hi and connect. He hopes you are doing well and that you enjoy your visit to any of the literary planets he has lovingly crafted.