Mumbo Jumbo by S. Deborah Desser

Mumbo Jumbo

Poetry and Haiku

Giving merriment and giggles the starring role, Mumbo Jumbo takes children and adults on a poetic journey where silly collides with serious. From the innocent years through to adolescence, readers are effortlessly led through a child’s world, while gaining a deeper appreciation of life’s tender, terrifying and truthful moments.

The variety and diversity of these poems takes a fresh approach with this eclectic, well-paced, collection: Eggs with Ketchup expresses a child’s preferences, Rainbow Rider articulates a child’s discovery of individuality, and Stranger in My House and Here with Me describe the frustrations that many children experience with their brothers and sisters. The Truth About Orange, Smelly Clean and Laughter 101 are just about good old-fashioned fun!

Deborah’s lyrical literature is captivating as rhymes, rhythms, catchy phrases and honest sentiments underscore life and the realization that both parent and child are growing up together. 


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S. Deborah Desser
Writer, Author

Drafting volumes of content, as blog and social media posts became a part of the new norm in marketing, S.Deborah Desser’s writing career took off like a skyrocket. However, for those who know her well, it didn’t come as a surprise when she segued into children’s literature.

A departure from Ms. Desser’s first book, Mumbo Jumbo Poetry and Haiku, (penned under Deborah Desser-Herchan), The Last Leaf addresses a solemn, and somewhat unexplored space in children’s literature, acknowledging many of the feelings experienced during one of life’s most challenging transitions.

Deborah is a transplanted Canadian residing in South Florida, where she teaches a course in spirituality for seniors, and facilitates two creative writing classes. She is a member of the Authors Guild and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

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A few poems from Mumbo Jumbo