About the Book
About the Author
I've always loved poems and music. I remember writing poems and songs when I was around 12yrs old. Years later I would say to my wife "I wish I could play guitar". I love music...I've hung around a lot of bands...I just always wanted to play a guitar. (I guess I thought all the "cool guys" play guitar) I have always made up songs...loved writing... So one year for Christmas my wife bought me my first guitar !!! Then she said PLAY.... GULP. I took the challenge.
The inspirations, insights, poems and lyrics here reflect my journey...all the hills and valleys...all the desert and awe-inspiring places. Lots of the songs have twists and turns just like life. Some are humorous some are deeply serious and broken. If you want to get to know me....here's the place. All praise and credit goes to the true Author of my story...GOD.
I'm not a great guitar player...not the worst...I'm average. I do play at the places I speak (if asked) and for church (relegated to Wednesday Night teens, ha) But one thing I think God has gifted me in is lyrical writing. I've been called a "wordsmith"...which if I can say humbly...is (by God's grace) pretty accurate. Ha ha Contained in this book are many of the poems and lyrics I've written since I got my guitar. Enjoy !!
If you're daring enough you can check out how some of these songs sound at my Bandcamp site.
Hey Critics...its PURELY a HOBBY !!! Ha https://stephenhample.bandcamp.com