Jennifer Read Hawthorne is the author/editor of eight books, including the #1 New York Times best sellers Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul and Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul. Together, her books have sold more than 14 million copies and been translated into 35 languages.

Jennifer’s global travels have taken her into the spiritual and mystical realms of many cultures and traditions. Over the years, she has integrated the deepest Universal Truths and practices to cultivate Self-realization and service to humanity. She  has been described as a “deeply sensitive writer, awake and aware to the joyful mystery of life.” Jennifer lives in Vero Beach, Florida, nourished by palm trees and ocean.

In her first book of poems, #1 New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Read Hawthorne writes about growing up in Louisiana, transformation, extraordinary spiritual events and experiences, finding the light in darkness and the divine in all things, and the joy of simple living. Her poems have been described as mystical, accessible, filled with beauty, grace, and meaning, and “Living Rumiesque potency.”