Spotlight on author, Margie Shade Nelson

| June 7, 2016
Jeanie Summerville

Jeanie Summerville

By Jeanie Summerville

What’s up, babies?

As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking time out of your days to bring yourselves and others some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we continue to travel, on our journey of love to get to know one another better.  On that note, it pleases me to introduce to you this week’s spotlight because she loves GOD and her poetry in her latest book called ‘Sharing a Gift” signifies that and it’s purpose is H.U.G.S. which stands for Helping Us to Grow Spiritually.

Now I’ll share with you the book overview information from which reads, “Sharing a Gift” is a collection of poetry that will inspire and uplift the heart.  It is poetry that deals with the true challenges and blessings of life.  It is written for the young and old alike with inspired words that will leave you shaking your head in agreement and praising God for being just who He said He would be.  “Sharing a Gift” leaves you feeling understood and empowered.  It will help you realize that you are not alone in the twists and turns of life.  Margie Shade Nelson makes the message very clear that God is always there.  So now, all we’d like for you to do is just sit back, relax and feel the beauty:

“Hello, Frost Illustrated readers.  My name is Margie Shade Nelson and I was born and raised in Fort Wayne, graduated from Snider High School class of 1980 and I’m an author.  I’d like to share with you about my book ‘Sharing a Gift’ because of its uniqueness and I feel, I was truly inspired by God to write this poetry and it makes me feel very blessed to share it with others, because I enjoy helping other people to feel the realness of God and it all comes naturally.  

Margie Shade Nelson

Margie Shade Nelson

“Growing up, I was very quiet and very shy but I started opening up more when I was about 15 years old in middle school when I tried out for a talent show and was chosen to perform a modern dance.  After that performance, I wasn’t quiet and shy anymore because I had performed in front of an audience.  But when I was eight to 11 years old, I really became interested in poetry because in grade school, we had to memorize and recite a poem the next day and I remember, it was a Langston Hughes poem and I did it.  After that, I remember going home and looking in the bookcase at the books on the shelf and I remember seeing a book of poetry by Langston Hughes, so I took it out, started reading it, memorizing it, reciting it and I found myself doing that off and on because I really enjoyed it and that’s when I knew, I really enjoyed poetry so I started writing it.

“My poetry is spiritual because God is real and I want all God’s people to know, if you’re obedient and faithful He will remain faithful because His promises are true and He cannot lie. So, we need to trust and believe that what He has in store for us will come to pass and with my poetry, He’s going to use it in a way to help bring people to Him.  And, the community should support this book because I feel like it’s a blessing and people will be blessed by it.  I’ve asked God to help me to be able to minister to the broken hearted and I feel this is the perfect way to do it because it’s very inspirational and God filled.

“I love praising God through poetry and my children love the fact that, they’re mother is an author and I think that’s wonderful.  Actually, my youngest child was the one who helped me to get my first book on the shelf in the Anchor Room Book Store when it was here in the city.  We went there one day and she asked the lady who was also there, ‘Will you please put my mom’s books on your shelves?  She writes really nice poetry and, Mom, tell them the poem about the clown,’ and so I shared with her the clown poem, ‘Clowns are people too’ and she thought it was great and she carried my books on their shelves for awhile.        

“And, not only do I have my book available to you through but I’d also like to have open reading sessions in the churches and in the schools too because I also write children poetry and it’s in the back of this book and I keep it positive even though it might not mention God. And, I want our youth to know, all  things are possible through Christ and if they stick with whatever it is that they desire, believe in themselves and pray about it, they can do it.  Find out what your gifts are and go for it.”

Now in closing I say, beautiful job Margie, I’m so proud of you and it was a pleasure talking with you.  To those of you who would like to learn more about the book “Sharing a Gift,” send her an email to  And, for those who would be interesting in an open inspirational reading also send her an email.  Her book is available on or just Google her name and it will come right up and you can read the enlightening free preview, book review and learn more about her.  So until next week, you’ve been Up Close with Jeanie.  Bye bye, babies.

P.S.  If you’d like the spotlight shined upon you or someone you know, all in the name of love, just send me an email to  I’d love to hear from you.

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