MIAMI, Dec. 2, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A fascinating tapestry of captivating poetry and wonderfully illustrated images awaits readers as author Melissa Irene Eights spellbinds them with her rich art journal collection, Saint Martin Is My Home.

Saint Martin is a thirty-seven square mile island in the West Indies. It is divided into two sides. The two sides are the Dutch side, which is sixteen square miles, and the French side, which is twenty-one square miles. The capital of Dutch Saint Maarten is Philipsburg, and the capital of French Saint Martin is Marigot. Saint Martin Is My Home is a rhythmic poem and prose with dazzling images artistically illustrated by Orlando Eights in black-and-white graphics.

An impressive anthology, Eights wrote this book in the hope that other cultures would be informed of the important and historical sites of the lovely Saint Martin. For more information on Saint Martin Is My Home, log on to

About the Author

Melissa Irene Eights has published two children's books, poetry, and short stories. The human services professional, caretaker, and educator introduces some important sites and brings refreshment to those who are still around to tell the tales of old.

            Saint Martin Is My Home * by Melissa Irene Eights
                  Publication Date: November 19, 2009
            Picture Book; $21.99; 26 pages; 978-1-4415-9755-7
       Picture Book Hardcover; $31.99; 26 pages; 978-1-4415-9756-4

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