Angel's Destiny: A Novel Story of Poems & Illustrations by April Martin Chartrand

‘ANGEL'S DESTINY: A Novel Story of Poems & Illustrations’ by April Martin Chartrand

‘ANGEL'S DESTINY: A Novel Story of Poems & Illustrations’ by writer/artist April Martin Chartrand

Similar to novel style chapters, each advances you from one stage of life’s emotions to another. This collection of poems & illustrations mimics a novel in an unexpected way – similarly, it tells an emotional plot of a character which interweaves the four emotion elements Illusions, Anger, Awareness, Love - progressing forward towards a healing resolve. Each emotional character takes the reader through a progressive journey of a multi-cultural woman’s self-discovery . . . far away from adversity.

Trade paperback, 5.5” x 8.5”, 152 pages/48 illustrations ISBN 978-0-615-30251-5 | $13- USA.
Library of Congress number 2009914167
Copyright Registration #TXu 1-652-473

Sunday, August 10, 2014

 'Angel's Destiny: A Novel Story of Poems & Illustrations' has been accepted into the temple lending library collections at the East Bay Meditation Center (EBMC in Oakland, CA. Temple members, please check out the book - 285 17th St, Oakland, CA 94612  
(510) 268-0696

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Angel's Destiny: is in the Richard Oakes Multicultural Library at San Francisco State University


I just delivered 2 copies of my book "Angel's Destiny: A Novel Story of Poems & Illustration (2009) to the Richard Oakes Multicultural Library at San Francisco State University.

The two copies will included in the the center's permanent collection and will be available for all of you to read. 

If you wish, you can order a copy from me directly or order on

Richard Oakes Multicultural Center Library
Cesar Chavez Student Center
San Francisco State University
1650 Holloway  - T level
SF CA  94132
(415) 338-1112


Sunday, February 17, 2013

"Transformative Visions 2013" April Martin Chartrand is one of the featured visual artists

April Martin Chartrand is one of the featured visual artists  in the group art show in the 

"Transformative Visions 2013" 

For a video preview of last years show:

WHAT: A multimedia arts event lifting up a vision of peace, justice, healing,
and possibility for our communities and our world.

WHERE: Studio One Art Center, 365 - 45th St., Oakland
WHEN:  Opening event: Saturday, March 16th, 2-5PM.
WHEN:  Art exhibit on display 3/9 - 4/8

  • LIVE JAZZ with musical all stars The Destiny Muhammad Project, plus special
  • guests, pianist Tammy Hall, and Sistahs of the Drum!
  • VISUAL ART EXHIBIT featuring more than 20 Bay Area artists! 3/9 - 4/8
  • Dynamic SPOKEN WORD performers!
PRODUCED BY: OneLife Institute, with support from the San Francisco Foundation,
Studio One Art Center, and Harpist from the Hood.

 Photo:  April Martin Chartrand, Copyright 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

'Angel's Destiny' is archived @ San Francisco State University's Poetry Center

'Angel's Destiny: A Novel Story of  Poems & Illustrations' 
by April Martin Chartrand
 is archived @ San Francisco State University's 
Poetry Center

San Francisco State University's Poetry Center

1600 Holloway Ave., Humanities (HUM) 510

San Francisco, CA  94132

phone 415 338 2227
fax - 415 338 0966

If you at the school, stop by the center to read my book (two copies are available for reading at the archives).

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Two of my art drawings from my book 'Angel's Destiny" were published in the "Forum Literary Magazine: City College of San Francisco." Forum's annual book is out and is sold at the Ocean Campus book store. Forum Spring 2012 vol. 4, no. 2. My work is on p. 3 & p. 83. 

Call the book store to order a copy: 415.239.3470 50 Phelan Ave. SF, CA

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Cigar Box Series by April Martin Chartrand

Check out my Treasured Cigar Box:  Assemblage Explorations of the African Diaspora 

designed by April Martin Chartrand

VIDEO on You Tube.

San Francisco Public Library (main)
June 23 - Aug. 2, 2012
100 Larkin Street, African American Wing, 3rd Floor
SF CA  94103

Monday, October 25, 2010

My book is available at the Green Arcade Book Store +

Angel's Destiny is available at the following

 ~The Green Arcade Book Store 1680 Market Street, SF CA
*Alexander Book Co. 50 - 2nd Street SF CA
~Books Inc. 2275 Market Street SF CA
*California Inst. of Integral Studies 1453 Mission Street, 2nd floor SF CA

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

'Angel's Destiny . . . Reviewed in the Midwest Book Review by 'Susan Bethany,


Angel's Destiny: A Novel Story of Poems & Illustrations
April Martin Chartrand
Privately Published
9780615302515, $13.00

Emotion doesn't know just words alone. "Angel's Destiny: A Novel Story of Poems & Illustrations" is a collection of art and poetry from April Martin Chartrand as she brings readers into her own emotion and passion, transmitting these messages well through her chosen mediums. "Angel's Destiny" is an enticing collection, highly recommended. "Taking It Back": In our silence you had power/ to lie, cheat, beat, and steal.//A scene that later/became surreal.//Taking back the power of my birthright/reveals the sins of you.//Taking back my power,/I reveal to those who never knew.

Susan Bethany, Reviewer of "Bethany's Bookshelf " Midwest Book Review