The Year That Was • By Sylvie Jordan • Book design by Cindy Seip

About the book: Poetry when written from truth, can move mountains, stir souls, and open hearts. It can heal and restore us to a place of love. On rare occasions the stars align, and a project, a mission, a dream takes flight. This interesting and powerful writer, Sylvie Jordan, will take you on a journey of self-discovery and healing through her poetry.

Living in Exile, gives us insight into loss beyond our control and the feelings of despair one feels when parted from a loved one. Forgiveness teaches us that we are solely responsible for everything we experience.

These poems will be unique to each of you. They will touch your inner longings, forgotten hopes, wishes and dreams. Immerse yourself in The Year That Was and experience the power of words.

About book designer Cindy Seip: Born with a crayon in one hand and camera in the other, Cindy Seip has never ventured far from her creative instincts. Through the years, her creative side took hair pin turns, but always finished with a checkered flag.

As an “A+” student in art, it was her 12th grade art teacher, Mr. Popovitch, that set her on a professional course in design introducing her to the Ft. Lauderdale Art Institute. There, she would earn her degree in Advertising Design.

She began her career at the Miami Herald Tropic Magazine and later started her own design + underwater portrait photography business.

 Over the years Seip has amassed an impressive client list with some high profile names like, Sony, Nasdaq, Ericsson, Blue Cross Blue Shield, AvMed, Miami International Book Fair, Breakthrough Miami and many more. Her accolades reflect her keen eye for design.

Seip resides in sunny Miami with her husband, Miami Herald Photojournalist, Al Diaz, two great kids and a cute Wheaten Terrier named Amanda Bubbles.