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Good, Clean Read for the Family: New Author Releases a Lifetime of Memories Through His Poetry and Other Works

Contact: Abigail Davidson, Publicist, WinePress Group, 360-802-9758, abigail@winepressgroup.com

ENUMCLAW, Wash., March 25 /Christian Newswire/ -- Author Larry Riggs has been writing poetry since his high school days; now at age 74, he releases his first book, "Stirrings from the Heart" (WinePress, 2010), a collection of writings dating all the way back to the 1950s.

Inspired by his faith, relationships and personal experiences, Larry writes to commemorate the people and events that have most impacted his life. His stories, poems, and reflections are a good, clean read for family and friends.

"My heart was stirred by God during my lifetime and the book relates some of those stirrings that I put on paper. The stirrings that I chose to write about are thoughts and memories that affected my life."

Written over a period of almost six decades, "Stirrings from the Heart" contains a variety of presentations in the form of poems, essays, lyrics, and short stories by Riggs. Larry's works are broken into the following chapters and cover a vast array of topics such as:

• Concepts of Life

• Lasting Memories

• Spiritual Revelations

• Excitement of Adventure

• My Inspiration

• Lyrics by Larry

• Stories to be Told

Many of Larry's poems center on his wife, Wavelene, whom he married in 1984. Larry's other works reflect his philosophies, spiritual revelations, and personal experiences.

"My favorite [poem] is what I call my signature poem, 'The Last Remaining Leaf,' which compares all of us, as we are aging and trying to hold on to life, to the last leaf trying to hold on to the tree."

Now a retired civil service employee, Larry and Wavy live in Virginia Beach and are active members in their church. Larry coaches the Church's men's softball team and hosts a fellowship bible study group at his home every Monday. He is a self-admitted sports addict, a proud father of three and grandfather of ten.

For more information, to request a review copy or to schedule an interview, please contact Abigail Davidson by phone at 360-802-9758, by email at abigail@winepressgroup.com, or by fax at 360-802-9992. To purchase a copy of this book visit www.winepressbooks.com or call 877-421-7323.