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Gloria J. Lathen started writing poetry in 2000 and became a published author in 2009.


She has recited her poetry in churches, cafes, funerals, weddings, and she has written poetry for newsletters.


In 2009 Gloria penned her first book, E.M.O.T.I.O.N.S. Everyone May Overcome Trials Inform Others Needing Salvation, "A Woman of Wisdom Poetry Collection", which was birthed from the pain that Gloria endured from a young, tender age.


In January 2010 Gloria took 3rd place in the Steamy Trails Poetry Contest; the poem she wrote was entitled “The Fragrance & Beauty of Love”.


Gloria Lathen was a part of the Poetic Lounge book project in 2011. Her poetry can be found in this awesome anthology amongst other talented writers.


In 2011 Gloria published another poetry book called "Your Purpose Is Greater Than Your Pain" which consists of 100 poems and 100 Words of Wisdom.


At the same time she published a 107 Motivational and Inspirational quote book.


Gloria's most recent contribution was in 2012 in the Writer's Unite book. She contributed her poetry here amongst other writer's to help young up and coming writer's become authors. The proceeds from this book are going to this great cause.


Gloria Lathen's most recent published work is A Living Testimony Book "My Story" Real-Life Stories of Individual Whose Lives Been Transformed from Tragedy to Triumph.


In this book Gloria and 7 writers have taken off their masks and revealed some tragic moments, that will have you crying while reading their stories and then crying while rejoicing in their triumphs.


Gloria has also penned something for the Queens and it's her Queenology 101 "The Different Faces of a Queen" This book was created to raise awareness to each Queens worth.


The purpose of her books are to encourage others to PUSH PASS THEIR PAIN & PROCEED with the PROCESS to PRAY, PLAN, PREPARE & PURSUE the calling in which God has gifted you.


Gloria is a S.W.A.P. S.W.A.P. SISTER WITH A PLAN she comes to enrich, encourage & empower others. She speak about molestation, rape & abuse with others who have been victimized. Just like a closed mouth can't get fed, well a closed mouth can't help those who want it & need it. I'm not a counselor or therapist. I'm just a victim who's healed & forgave.


What make her poetry unique are the heartfelt experiences of real life she places into each of her written poetic expressions. Gloria states: "Let nothing or no one stop you from reaching your highest level of potential."


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