Legacy Book Press LLC Releases Kelsey Villeret’s Memoir in Verse
CAMANCHE, IOWA — June 3, 2021 — Legacy Book Press LLC has released its latest personal story, a memoir in verse by Kelsey Villeret. Chronicling the challenges of life, love, and loss, Efflorescence is a magnifying glass into the life of a modern teenage girl who has faced some unfortunate circumstances. The loss of a loved one, a painful breakup, a mental illness, body image issues, and how a young woman copes with these obstacles are portrayed throughout these works of poetry. This deeply intimate self-portrait is a testament to one’s pain as well as to one’s desire to heal. This period of turmoil is captured as a transitional phase in which self-discovery and self-reflection are brilliantly dissected and presented for inspection. As she grows wearier and wearier of her ability to persevere, it is apparent that she is also acquiring the tools she needs to push through the impossible and live to tell the tale.
About her book, Villeret said, “This book was my journal for the last few years. I didn’t expect anyone to read it, and I think that is why I was able to write so freely about my own thoughts and emotions. Had I written it solely for the purpose of publication, I think that this piece would have lacked a bit of the individualism and authenticity that it has now. Although it is scary to think that people will essentially be reading my high school diary, I hope that my bluntness is helpful to those who need it.” About why she chose Efflorescence to be a Legacy Book Press title, owner Jodie Toohey said, “I have a special place in my heart for young authors and was way more impressed with Kelsey’s high school writing than my own which I published in ‘Crush and Other Love Poems for Girls’ in 2008.”
Kelsey Villeret was born right on the outskirts of New Orleans, Louisiana. She is 18 years old and has been writing since she was a child. Her work has been featured in school literary magazines, as well as online. She is currently a student at Louisiana State University studying English with a concentration in creative writing.
Legacy Book Press LLC, founded in 2020 and based in Iowa, seeks to publish personal stories told via non-fiction, autobiographical fiction, poetry, or a combination of the same. Efflorescence is its ninth publication, with at least three more coming soon later this year or early 2022.
Learn more at https://legacybookpress.com/