Thursday, January 5, 2012

Quote of the week:

“To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.”    W. Somerset Maugham

This is my most favourite quote by another writer. I live by it.

My refuge from the miseries of life....
a few of my bookshelves

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Winged creatures and coloured threads played their part in Angels Turn Their Backs

Two winged creatures can be found in Addy's world - one is a tapestry angel,
the other, a battered old parrot. One is silent, the other never stops talking.

Weeping angel

One of my favorite characters in this story is Victor: an African Gray Parrot. Touchy, loud, secretive, funny, smart, magical, annoying and lovable. But can he keep a secret?

Art through needlepoint tapestry is also an important part of my character Addy's healing.
The work below was done by an older teen close to me, when she suffered from a lengthy battle with agoraphobia and panic anxiety disorder. The work kept her focused and grounded - and played a huge part in her own healing.

For more NEW photos and information on this supernatural novel about healing and growth, go to Ebooks or to the "tab" for "Angels Turn Their Backs" on my Home Page.
Quick link to it:

More photos to come.....