by Gwendolyn Roscoe Piquant Short Stories and Succulent Poems is about a journey through life as a child and an adult. People of all ages and backgrounds can learn from someone elses growing trials. Some of the poems and short stories can help someone who may not have a close friend or has a nonexistent relative. Piquant Short Stories and Succulent Poems is like a little guide with a twist of laughter. This book serves as a relief for me through hurt and smiles. It will also provide enlightenment and insight to another reader who has purchased it. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Gwendolyn was raised in the south. Her mother was a cafeteria aid and her father was a share cropper. Her ninth grade teacher, Mrs. Charlie, encouraged her to write. At the age of thirteen, she wrote her first play called No Slaves for Sale, and a short story called Our Trip to China. Gwendolyn earned her associates degree in Science from Roxbury Community College in Boston, Massachusetts. Her passion for writing grew ten times stronger. Piquant Short Stories and Succulent Poems is a combination of fiction and nonfiction stories. (2008, paperback, 80 pages) Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days.