Welcome Author D.L. Finn! It is a pleasure to host you.



Thank you for having me on your blog for day six of the Just Her Poetry Spotlight Tour!


Finn Facts:

  1. I live one-thousand feet above a small Gold Rush town, Nevada City, in the forest.
  2. I’m not a morning person, and sometimes I don’t fall asleep until the sun is rising.



Take a journey with D.L. Finn as she blends her love of nature with her deepest emotions. Sit with her on the forest floor observing its tranquil beauty, or stroll along the ocean’s shore admiring the vastness of its horizon. Here in these peaceful moments you’ll be able to experience her thoughts and feelings in the light—and in the darkness. This is a thought-provoking collection of poetry that invites the reader into all the seasons of a soul.


Excerpt from Just Her Poetry: FROM THE BOOK WORLD

(inspired by The Button and This Second Chance)

You’ve been called stupid and ugly many times—it still hurts.

The words wound you deeper than any hit or punch.

Each slicing remark cuts deep into your soul.

It disfigures you until you are as twisted as the abusers.

No one is there to tell you that you are loved.

That you are beautiful—you are wanted.

Instead, the ignorant utterances hit you faster than a fist.

Each day you have one less tear to cry…

Until one day the tears are finally gone.

Numbness replaces the pain and you’re locked safely inside.

Your walls thick and strong until one day…

Someone reaches out to you and you push them away.

They don’t leave. Instead they show you kindness.

Slowly you replace the numbness with pain, then healing…

With that caring someone who’ll accept your unshed tears.

This is what’s been missing in your past: love and acceptance.

They fill the hole left by abuse, leaving only your beauty.

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D.L. Finn Links:





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D. L. Finn is an independent California local who encourages everyone to embrace their inner child. She was born and raised in the foggy Bay Area, but in 1990 she relocated with her husband, kids, dogs, and cats to Nevada City, in the Sierra foothills. She immersed herself in reading all types of books but especially loved romance, horror, and fantasy. She always treasured creating her own reality on paper. Finally, surrounded by towering pines, oaks, and cedars, her creativity was nurtured until it bloomed. Her creations include children’s books, adult fiction, a unique autobiography, and poetry. She continues on her adventure with an open invitation to all readers to join her.



  1. Twitter handle: @dlfinnauthor
  2. Facebook address: https://www.facebook.com/d.l.finn.writer/?
  3. Website address: https://dlfinnauthor.com/



Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/D-L-Finn/e/B00ZBGJ08Q?

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/D.+L.+Finn?

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/mthobits

Please stay with us at each stop along D.L. Finn’s Spotlight Tour! #RRBC November Spotlight Author!

About Shirley Harris-Slaughter

I love old buildings and history. That's why I ended up writing about the history that surrounded me all of my life - "Our Lady of Victory, the Saga of an African-American Catholic Community." Plus our church had closed and the school is torn down, so I felt it was imperative that we preserve the history or it would be lost forever.
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  1. I have read Denise’s lovely poetry book. I can’t believe she sometimes stays up all night.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Wendy Scott says:

    I’m not a morning person, either!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Yvette M. Calleiro says:

    If it weren’t for mosquitoes, I would love to live in a forest, or at least by the edge of one. This poem is very powerful, Denise. So many people are just craving love and acceptance. And those are two things we can all give freely and so easily.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Rhani D'Chae says:

    Hi, Denise. Wow, I can’t imagine living in a forrest! I think I am too much of a city girl for that. Lol
    Shirley, thanks for hosting.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Shirley Harris-Slaughter says:

      I’m with you Rhani on this forest business. Lol.


    • D.L. Finn, Author says:

      I grew up in the suburbs and had all that city life offered, but I always felt something was missing….trees:) The city isn’t too far away but I found my peace here. Only downsude is fire Seasons


  5. Jan Sikes says:

    This is such a deep poem, Denise. It fits so many of our wounded characters in our stories. They build the walls for protection only to have them slowly dissolved by love. Just beautiful. Thank you, Shirley, for hosting today!

    Liked by 2 people

    • D.L. Finn, Author says:

      Thank you, Jan. It is wonderful to read and see that happens. I enjoy writing the walls breaking down with loves change.
      It’s a personal poem on other levels, too.


  6. I’m glad to see you being on spotlight, Denise. I have your book. Thank you for hosting, Shirley!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. D.L. Finn, Author says:

    Thank you, Shirley for having me your blog today:) I appreciate your support!


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