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Author's Corner

Lacey Odoms is not only a boutique owner but she is both a writer and author. She started writing free style poetry as a young child trying to make sense of this sometimes chaotic world. In her adult-hood, Lacey decided to take the plunge and gather her poems in her very first poetry book Conversations with the Heart and Soul.

Conversations with the Heart and Soul is a collection of poems that speaks directly from the heart. This book dives into issues and experiences related to love, lost, pain, racism, life and everything in between.

Much of Lacey's writing is heavily influenced by New Orleans’ culture, experiences by individuals around the world, and her faith in Jesus Christ. 

Conversations with the Heart and Soul is divided into four chapters with each chapter dealing with a different truth to uncover true love, happiness and bring about healing and restoration.

Book Reviews:

Great book touches on today's society, it's definitely a conversation one should have with their heart. - Joshua S.

I absolutely love this book. Set some time aside to read it because once you start, you will not want to stop. I read the entire book in a day. Very talented author. She writes in a way that makes you visualize what she’s speaking about. Can’t wait for the next book. - Roslyn Floyd

Wow! Odoms goes over a variety of life issues in the book. This talented author takes you on a journey into deep thinking. Her strategy is flawless. She sets the tone with the first poem and ends the book with love! Can't wait for the next book! - Frederick Riley

Conversations with the Heart and Soul is a powerful debut in poetry. Lacey Odoms delivers a collection that inspires and stirs us. The poems are uniquely from a young black woman's perspective - her trials, her hopes, and her desire for a better world. This poetry makes us think, but it also makes us smile and feel thankful to Odoms for being so courageous with her words. As the title suggests, Odoms writes from somewhere deep inside her "heart and soul." Keep an eye out for future collections; this poet has a voice that needs to be heard. - Juyanne James, author of The Persimmon Trail and Other Stories

I just read “Caught Up” and “Didn’t Know It” and “Just Another Number”…OMG! Awesome Read. - Dunn

It’s an awesome read with loved ones. It opens a door to your heart you thought couldn’t be reached. It shares everything that touches base about what goes on in everyday life. We see it is a must read. I promise you it won’t disappoint. - Anonymous

Contact Author:

For book signings, speaking events, large book orders, collaborations, etc. contact Lacey Odoms at

Book Signing Events for latest book Conversations with the Heart and Soul:


Book Signing September 5, 2020

Woodmere’s Park Playground

4100 Glenmere Drive

Harvey, LA 70058



Book Signing November 23, 2019

”Wellness Fair”


240 Della Lane Avondale

Westwego, La 70094


Judge for Writerwerx Poetry Contest May 2020

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Book Signing November 23, 2019

Baton Rouge Delta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is presenting a Literary Festival

Lacey Odoms will be a featured authors for her best selling book Conversations with the Heart and Soul

Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.


Baton Rouge Community College -Magnolia Library- 2nd floor. 201 Community College Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70806 from 1:00 – 3:30pm. You will see a sign that says Magnolia Library and Performing Arts Pavilion. When you enter the building, the library is on the right. You will go to the 2nd floor.

Book Signing November 2, 2019 9am-4pm Louisiana Book Festival in downtown Baton Rouge at the State Library of Louisiana, the State Capitol, the Capitol Park Museum and nearby locations.

Book Signing October 5 and 6 2019 from 12pm-8pm Westbank Heritage Festival at the Alario Center at 2000 Segnette Blvd, Westwego, LA 70094