I Lena Rai, am an aspiring Native American poet who loves to write poetry and in her spare time do bits of research finding lost loved ones for people. I graduated high School in a small town just south of the Mackinaw Bridge with accomplishments such as the Literary Magazine, School Newspaper, Yearbook, and Select Ensemble Finalist under my belt. During this time I got published in The International Library of Poetry and further succeeded with offers afterward for my winning essay “The Accomplishments of Gerald R. Ford as President of the United States” for the Gerald R. Ford renaming ceremony in Grand Rapids, MI. Following I won a cash prize and a spot in the MINACT INC. News of Fall 2004 with U.S. Representative Vernon Ehlers and Ford’s brother Richard Ford.
Secrets of the Velvet Closet starts with the tale of a young girl who struggles with abuse and must somehow manage to find her way into adulthood, as well as find herself, through hardships, questionable choices, trials and tribulations, humor, and of course, love. A true coming-of-age story with heartfelt memories and laughter. This autobiographical account is truly an emotional roller-coaster with a highly inspirational message to follow your dreams, and most of all, your heart!