It was my pleasure today to speak with the writer of a seductive new novel of erotica that dares to look into the shadows of a woman’s life. Courtney Marchesani speaks so eloquently about the creative journey that led to the writing of the book, the formation of her central character and plot, and how writing the book was a part of a larger process of discovery and healing for her.
Visit Courtney’s website to learn more about her work in other areas. In addition to creativity and self-expressions, she’s quite the expert on herbs/plants and healing.
New York University college student Lucy Quigley, in recovery from an eating disorder, wrote an eloquent book to encourage other young women and men to seek treatment if they are experiencing compulsions related to food: including anorexia, binge eating, purging. Her message is simple: You deserve love, happiness, and attention.
You can purchase copies of Lucy’s book from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indie Bound, and elsewhere.
Funny, perceptive, and practical—this compendium of memorable quotations from our favorite writers and great literary figures shows us that, as word smiths, we are not alone in how or why we choose to meet the challenge of the blank page. Despite the fact that writing is an often sloppy and sometimes frustrating process, it is also an exhilarating, joyful, entertaining, and even noble, endeavor, which, if done honestly and practiced faithfully, ultimately reveals every aspect of the human condition. Here you will find encouragement, advice, and motivation, along with belly laughs. A gift for everyone who writes, or longs to, THE WRITER’S BOOK OF INSPIRATION reads like the conversation at a gathering of old, close friends.
My friend, Bahamian author and painter Tina Klonaris-Robinson has just published her first art book. She’s become an “accidental” painter in her forties, drawn to the canvas as a form of meditation. As a result, special energy is imbued in every one of her works of art. They’re healing paintings filled with angels and sea creatures. Natural. Innocent. They sort of remind me of the Aboriginal art of Australia because they have so many dots in them. I keep telling her I see the dots as cells alive with energy. It is my honor to be her editor and consultant. She’s changing lives with her work.