A Lake of Stars
A Collection of Poems
About the Book
This is a collection of enlightening, inspiring, and intriguing poems on various aspects of life. It’s great for your nightstand, for your bookshelf, or as a gift. Get into the mind of this generation’s youth and their world by reading this collection of poems written by a girl during the ages of twelve to fifteen.
About the Author
My name is Audrey McNeal, and I was born on November 26, 2001 in Atlanta, GA to Nathan Daniel McNeal and Leslie Ann Jordan. At home, I have two great parents and I am the oldest of two younger sisters, Taylor, age 13 and Lindsey, age 10. My dad, Nathan McNeal was also born in Atlanta and received a dual Electrical Engineering Degree from Morehouse College and Georgia Institute of Technology. My month received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of West Georgia. My entire family is close and supportive of each person’s dreams and ambitions. During my early childhood years, I took to writing to express my thoughts, dreams, desires, and fears. Winning 1st place in the 3rd grade Writing Contest inspired me to write more. Now, I am 15 years old and President of my Sophomore Class. My life story consists of crazy vacations to the Dominican Republic, various places in Mexico, Greece, Italy, climbing waterfalls in Jamaica, swimming with a shark that ended up throwing up in my face and being trapped on double-black-diamond mountain while skiing in Colorado. Even at home there is never a dull moment and much to be inspired about. I’ve loved writing ever since I was little. I remember in 3rd grade: reading my stories to my class, creating plays and writing out the scripts to my classmates who later performed it in front of everyone. I started gathering a reputation in my school that I wrote good stories, and my teacher wrote to me to keep writing. In high school, I've competed in Poetry Out Loud and made it all the way to Regionals during my freshman year and also performed my original poetry for a theater show. When I'm not writing poetry, I'm doing school work… I know I'll be a nerd for this but I actually like every subject in school, I'm a hard worker with an endless zest for life and learning. One person outside my family that inspires me to be creative is Lin-Manuel Miranda. I saw him in his play “Hamilton” in New York and it inspires me even more to work on my craft. It taught me to express my ideas differently (because different is good). In the future, I believe I'll always keep writing, but right now I think I want to go into the medical field (and/or) be a politician and an entrepreneur. I love to take leadership positions, help in my community and dream about how I can impact the world. I’m ambitious, have many goals, and never fail to use my resources. In conclusion, my life has just begun. I aspire to be the best I can be to serve people, inspire people and to bring glory to God.