Three quotes that speak to me on a very personal level.
The quote about yearning for something unnamed speaks to the nature of who I am at my core. Now, to be clear, I don’t spend my days moping around about what it is I might be yearning for. I have a very blessed life and I am very aware of that. I think that, as a writer, there are feelings and yearnings that demand to be expressed whether we can name them or not.
I’m sorry if that seems kind of vague, but the unknown always is.
The second, often quoted, quote from the magical and timeless “The Little Prince” probably needs no explanation. It has been a favorite of mine for many years.
The third quote about my heart being tired, I just found this morning, although I did read that wonderful book, “The Book Thief”. If you have not read it, treat yourself. What I thought of when I saw it this morning, is that the world often tires my heart out. I watch the news, enough said. So much pain in the world. So many hurting and distraught people. So many angry people justifying useless agression. It does tire my heart and often I will take a break from watching news stories in order to retain some semblance of sanity. Lol
Okay. Long explanations. A look into the heart and soul of a writer.
Hello. I am the author of the Historical Fiction novel called Mamie Garrison. It is a tale of slavery, abolition, romance and history, set in the years just prior to the Civil War. It is available on Kindle for .99 and also in paperback. Mamie Garrison has a dual storyline. The present day story involves Bella and Andrew finding Mamie's journals. Their story includes romance and paranormal aspects. Mamie's story follows her adventures as an abolitionist through her journals. There are some mysteries as well as an unusual background in Mamie's life. I have completed book two in my series. Colin Garrison, Book 2 of The Garrisons is available at Amazon.com/dp/B0759MYN81. Please see my Colin Garrison page under the menu option for a small sample of this new book. The third and final book in the series, Emily Garrison is now available. Please see above for link. I am 62 with one adult child and one grandchild. I have always enjoyed the written word and have been a voracious reader from my early youth. I am inspired by many authors in the historical fiction genre. I am also a lover of Russian literature, particularly Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. I find great inspiration for creating characters by looking at the ones these two authors have created. There is such a depth to them. I have written for most of my life in one form or another. I have dabbled in poetry and songwriting, and have more started novels than finished ones. In my free time, I like reading, history and travel. I am interested in genealogy and working on my family tree. I live in St Louis.