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Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Tampa author, Sharon Hays presents the premier of her book,

"An Opulent Tableau of Essence"

Book signing and art show at:

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Mangroves Bistro

208 S Howard Ave, Tampa

Date: Sunday February 12

Time: 6 to 10 PM

Public is invited

Free Admission

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A light selection of hors d'oeuvres will be provided

A raffle will be held to benefit Hillsborough Arts, Inc.

Hays will also donate 12% of sales from “An Opulent Tableau of Essence”

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Meet and greet the author, artists and poets. Bay area artists that contributed to the book will be highlighted, showing their incredible, original works of art, and poetry readings will highlight the poets. Music will be provided by DJ Teresa, a popular local dj, publisher and producer of Roja Records. She is event coordinator of the affair

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The lovely coffee-table book is a blend of artists from across the globe with poetry to accent each works. It is truly a journey of the spirit from each and every artist, and poet.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012


An Opulent Tableau of Essence by Sharon Hays, 2011

 Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of “Stir, Laugh, Repeat” and “Think With Your Taste Buds”

Reflections by Sharon Hays, 2010

Reflections from an antique mirror
A face I do not know
When I leaned closer in to see
It was not me, oh no
I examined the stranger closely
She stared right back at me
I gazed into the antique mirror
Our eyes locked decidedly
Could this be the face of a long-lost friend
So familiar, the face in the mirror
This cannot be the face of me
A face that I am not aware
I tried to imagine how time could steal
A face that was once my own, oh my
But when I leaned much closer in
I knew the face was I

“I have to admit I’ve looked into the mirror and seen not myself as do in my mind's eye, but instead, a face looking back at me that has developed lines and sags that simply can't be. I look at that face and see so many others; my mother's face, my dad's and even my daughter's is there. That just simply can't be me looking back, but of course it is.”

“Author Sharon Hays is known for her mystery books Mysteerie Manor and Mysteerie

Manor II, as well as her children books; The Tumbleweed Family and Adventures of

Sadie Ladybug. Hays has since, ventured into the world of art and poetry. The poem above is one of her own and one of my favorites within her book, “An Opulent Tableau of Essence.” Her poem, “A Homage to Veterans Lost and Forgotten” is simply beautiful, as is “Time of Change.” The art work that she's paired with her poetry is just as compelling. A couple of my favorites; “Clouded Sunset” by Dana Gage, and “Pale Rider” by Kerri Pestana also inspire me. But in honesty, I love them all and would love to have them hanging in my own home so I could just sit and gaze and share them with my friends and family.”

“Hays doesn't stop there; She actually included a bio of each artist and poet within the book. Some reside within the US and some as far away as India, Australia, Uzbekistan and more. This is one book that when placed on the coffee table will be picked up and not just thumbed through but read and enjoyed time and time again.”

Review by Martha Cheves

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012


"AN OPULENT TABLEAU OF ESSENCE: Art And

Poetry Compilation" is stunning and delightful. A coffee table book composed of twenty-four artists, a sculptor, and talented poets from all over the world. The diverse works are illustrated from artists in the U.S., Italy, Germany, and other countries. In addition, outstanding and refreshing poetry, along with biographies of authors create a magnificent Masterpiece. I highly recommend this unique book to all poetry lovers, and to those who enjoy different forms of art. Sharon Hays takes the reader on an enjoyable and interesting journey that makes the reader crave for more. Every illustration is a beautiful delight that conveys a special message. In the passage from Old Town, one could see the lanterns glow. The colors in Dahlia are stunning, magical, and mystical. 'That Day' tugs at the heartstrings, and 'Mother Teresa' brings comfort and peace. The lovely cover is a portrait in itself as it draws the reader in. Each poem adds splashes of radiant color, like a rainbow to impressive works of art and the journey of collaboration evolves into an explosive, emotional description of happiness, sadness and life's challenges. A remarkable compilation that not only aims to please, but one display on a coffee table that will indeed be the center of attraction.


"BREATHTAKING, PASSIONATE, INSPIRING


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From: Hrt4Angel@aol.com
To: Hrt4Angel@aol.com
Sent: 1/5/2012 7:24:22 P.M. US Mountain Standard Time
Subj: AN OPULENT TABLEAU OF ESSENCE--REVIEW


"AN OPULENT TABLEAU OF ESSENCE: Art And Poetry Compilation" is stunning and delightful. A coffee table book composed of twenty-four artists, a sculptor, and talented poets from all over the world. The diverse works are illustrated from artists in the U.S., Italy, Germany, and other countries. In addition, outstanding and refreshing poetry, along with biographies of authors create a magnificent Masterpiece. I highly recommend this unique book to all poetry lovers, and to those who enjoy different forms of art. Sharon Hays takes the reader on an enjoyable and interesting journey that makes the reader crave for more. Every illustration is a beautiful delight that conveys a special message. In the passage from Old Town, one could see the lanterns glow. The colors in Dahlia are stunning, magical, and mystical. 'That Day' tugs at the heartstrings, and 'Mother Teresa' brings comfort and peace. The lovely cover is a portrait in itself as it draws the reader in. Each poem adds splashes of radiant color, like a rainbow to impressive works of art and the journey of collaboration evolves into an explosive, emotional description of happiness, sadness and life's challenges. A remarkable compilation that not only aims to please, but one display on a coffee table that will indeed be the center of attraction.












"BREATHTAKING, PASSIONATE, INSPIRING!"

Reviewer author Geri Ahearn

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Monday, January 9, 2012


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:



2 Busy Publishing proudly introduces, “An Opulent Tableau of Essence”, a Coffee Table Book collection of extraordinary art paired with moving poetry

 “An Opulent Tableau of Essence” captures the depths of the human emotional and spiritual journey through a collection of art and poetry from nine countries of global artists and poets.

(January 5, 2012 – Tampa, FL)  Sharon Hays’ elegant 130 page hardbound coffee table book, “An Opulent Tableau of Essence”, showcases a diversity of fine art alongside a collection of moving poems to capture and express the human emotional and spiritual journey through life. 

“An Opulent Tableau of Essence” eloquently exhibits a diverse collection of twenty-four artists, a sculptor and poets from Italy, Russia, the United States, India, Australia, Germany, Uzbekistan, UK, and Turkey. After meeting the artists and admiring their works, the collaboration came together with different facets of their unique and individual styles. Biographies of authors, artists, poets and sculptor are listed at the back, with contact information.

The title, “An Opulent Tableau of Essence” perfectly depicts the creative display of art and poetry which was named through a contest on Facebook by Sculptor and Artist Samantha Churchill, whose works are included.

This coffee table book is filled with impressive prints from each artist of unique and various mediums which include oils, sketches, acrylics, digital illustrations, photography and sculptures. Below each print is a title of the work and the Artists’ name. On the opposite page is an emotional or inspirational poem or prose that gives an artistic depiction of the print from an expressive viewpoint. Each poem will stimulate viewers in various ways. As we are all aware, art is defined in the eye of the beholder, ergo, one can imagine many interpretations of each print.

Daniele Montella, the visionary illustrator who created the cover artwork ‘Essence’, has illustrated all of Sharon Hays’ books.  His other illustrations include covers for Sharon Hays’ ‘Mysteerie Manor’, the sequel, ‘Mysteerie Manor II’ and Hays’ children’s books, ‘The Tumbleweed Family’ and ‘Adventures of Sadie Ladybug’.

Amazon.com Customer Reviews

Exquisite. Inspiring. Simply stunning.

“What a joy to see the work of artists and poets from all over the globe in one beautiful volume. One of my favorite book covers in the whole world ... EVER!! Sharon Hays' labor of love is the focal point of my home ... just in time for the holidays. Who needs decorations?!!”

Wonderful book!!!

“This book is beautiful and the art work is amazing along with the Poetry. I would recommend this for any house.”

About the author:

Poet and short fiction author Sharon Hays studied business in Utah and the creative writing arts in Wyoming and Florida. A mother of five, Hays has also had various experiences in purchasing and developing real-estate. Being self-employed most of her life in a diverse selection of businesses has given her much to draw from when it comes to storytelling. Her love of poetry formed a foundation for her craft of writing. Even as a child Sharon had an interest in the literary arts and a strong drive for creative expression.

While taking a creative writing class online in 2005 through the University of South Florida, Sharon received an assignment to create a main character with no specific story line. Pulling from her love of mystery novels, she created, Maryanne O’Donnell, a young entrepreneur, and the novel series Mysteerie Manor came to life as her mind’s eye took her through the story, introducing Maryanne to the other characters. As an organic author, Sharon allows the story to tell itself through her own creative vision. Once she created Maryanne, the main story line, characters and events seemed to emerge of their own accord to tell the story of an eerie mansion with a personality all its own. The creativity and inspiration that exploded from Sharon’s writing process have flowed into the sequel that will blow readers away with its unique style and new exciting twists and turns.

Following the release of “Mysteerie Manor” I & II, the arrival of her new Grand Daughter Parker Elizabeth was just the inspiration she needed to publish a children’s book. “The Tumbleweed Family” quickly came to life under the hand of illustrator Daniele Montella, through a story Sharon had created to tell her own children every night at bedtime.  She quickly followed with the creation of “Adventures of Sadie Ladybug”; a charming story about Sadie Ladybug in the insect world who helps Farmer John save his crops.

Her passion for poetry and art inspired her for many years to create a compilation of art paired with poetry which fluidly came together as a 130 page hard bound coffee table book “An Opulent Tableau of Essence” featuring artists and poets from around the world.

Her books are available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble in hard cover, soft cover and digital format.



Sharon Hays review copies and interviews are available.

Email:                    info@SharonHays.com  sparrill1@tampabay.rr.com

Websites:              www.SharonHays.com  www.MysteerieManor.com

Blog:                      www.2BusyPublishing.blogspot.com

Phone:                   (813) 831-7932