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Kaia’s debut historical novel, Written in the Ashes, features the untold story of the events that led up to the burning of the Great Library of Alexandria, Egypt. It follows the life and death of celebrated philosopher/astronomer Hypatia of Alexandria. A novel full of powerful women working together against impossible odds, it’s one of the first books of its kind to illustrate the hero’s journey for women. The book was optioned for TV by Academy Award winning producer, Mark Harris. Stay tuned for updates!
“Written in the Ashes is one of those rare novels that sets ‘history’ afire, to bathe readers in the glow of a greater, hotter truth. Fans of the Mists of Avalon will find this romantic/alchemical/feminist/spiritual epic equally captivating.” -Tom Robbins, New York Times bestselling author of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
For whatever ails you, nature is the cure.
Just did 3 solo days camping behind Santa Barbara. Froze, made a fire, slept, read books, wrote in my journal, sat in the hot springs at dawn and dusk, talked to the stars, the owl and bats. Watched satellites speeding by and imagined the big white one I saw was the space station- waved at the astronauts. Did they see me? We are living the dreams of the great philosophers of long ago.
I made friends with a gaggle of 19 year old boys who hung out with me for a whole morning. We talked about their dreams, their worlds, their plans. I fed them (because they forgot food, of course!) and as they left they got into single file to hug me. Awe…. I felt so loved. Driving away they rolled down the window and yelled, “You’re a beautiful human, Kaia!” I teared up at that, and also because they thought I was 30, bless em.
Sadly though, in over 20 years of visiting this area, I have never seen it bone dry in April. There is no river. No fish. No frogs. No foxes and no deer. I sat by my campfire and sobbed, knowing this is climate change. This is a silent world without creatures in it that I want no part of. Where were the butterflies? The songbirds? The snakes? Drought has destroyed so much.
Time to roll up my sleeves and do more. I plan to leave the personal development sphere and seek out work with organizations doing the work needed to save life on this planet. It’s just a prayer right now. And the prayer starts, “Not this…” So that we can dream a healing for mother nature. We must act quickly now…
#nature #hotsprings #santabarbara #bigcaliente #solocamper #newfriends #selfieday3noshower #honestly #timeforchange #bethechange #epic #pacificocean #igotthis #newbeginning #climatechange (at Montecito Peak)
My beloved grandmother, Sissy, passed away this morning. She was 95 years young, and full of song to her final breaths. I love this photo of her, and feel so grateful Atticus had a chance to know his great-grandmother. She was a master of happiness. A warrior. A very fashionable dresser. And a musician with real soul. And the matriarch of our family. It is hard to believe that we all won’t just be here forever. That we come from the mystery, and to those forces of love we do return. Rest in peace Kathleen Shannon Hollan. We will all miss you. You will make a beautiful angel. You always were while here on earth. (at Del Mar Fairgrounds)
Amen to that, master. #amwriting #therulesapply #pagecount #keepitreal