Barbara Snell and Anthony Leslie, Jr. combine artistic talents to present a collection of free verse, art, and other writings that invite others to look within and refl ect on their own lives.
Penned over several decades, Snell’s poetry explores a variety of themes and subjects that include the marriage of her parents, a son who shares a secret handshake, a daughter that stands straight and tall on her own, an inspiring talk at the Kingdom Hall, a great God that comforts through thick and thin and wishes that make dreams come true. Leslie’s verse lyrically addresses Barbara’s spiritual footprint and a faith in God that never dies.
Barbara’s Poems, Art, and Other Fantasies is a collection of writings and artistic creations that share one woman’s perspective on faith, God, family, and life itself. The book is essentially a Collection of Poems, art, self-portraits, sketches, poetic & heartfelt letters by Barbara L. Snell, Anthony L. Leslie Jr. & Friends. Th ank you to our family the Howard’s & Ghee’s, Pastor-Friend Walter Whitaker, David Callahan, Kakeisha Watts, Jerome & Mary McMurrin for all your Love & support. Special thank you to the family within the Kingdom Hall, Brothers & Sisters Adrian & Billy Sheard, April Th orpe, Lorraine Redeye Williams & Lilly Mac, Juanita & John Donovan, Warren & Dee Rich, Glenn & Cheryl Washington, Sonya & Kevin Welsh, Ellen Stokes, Michael Prettyman & Chuck Hacker. Th e Reisterstown & Owings Mills MarylandCongregation & above all JEHOVAH GOD & his son Jesus Christ for their Agape’ Love. Barbara Snell was born & raised in Baltimore County, Maryland. Barbara is one of twelve children. Th ere was a warm, Loving atmosphere in the home, w/ much entertaining of each other, as well as lots of humor. Barbara is one of Jehovah Witnesses and spends most of her time in the ministry talking w/people about GOD. She enjoys writing, traveling, going out to eat w/ friends, and is an ardent reader. By close friends & family she is affectionately referred to as “Barbs”. She continues to reside in Baltimore County w/ her daughter & grandson, not far from where she was born.
Anthony L. Leslie Jr. was born and raised in Baltimore County, Maryland. Anthony is an only child who started having personal bible studies weekly with his grandmother Barbara at age fi ve. Anthony’s personal bible studies continued all throughout his teens & adulthood with Brothers Anthony Barnes, Kevin Welsh & Billy Sherd. Anthony is the author of three books: “Th e NAKED TRUTH…The Journey from Within”, “My Perfect Friend, QUEEN ANNIE & QUEEN ALFIE (Children’s Educational Coloring & Activity Book” & “Barbara’s Poetry, Art & other Fantasies (A Collection of Poems)”. Anthony has acted as an extra in two diff erent movies “Diamondz in a Rough Life’s no Fairytale” & “Ruin Agency” were he also codirected the fi lm. Presently Anthony is completing a fi lm manuscript that has been adapted from some of his written work.