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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
Page 24 from #jeanettewinterson ’s memoir (with, in my himble opinion, the best title in the history of memoirs) “Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?”
This passage is so profound to me because this woman was repeatedly locked out of her house as a child by her mother- left to shiver in the cold all night. Locked in the cellar. Adopted and raised to believe the Devil swapped her for the baby her parents were meant to have. She’s a lesbian, a writer, an Oxford grad who had to courageously step into owning herself and her voice in the face of more pain and adversity than many of us know in a lifetime. #respect
Maybe real happiness is that courage it takes to be true to ourselves as we stand before a world that wants to shut us down, silence us, tell us we don’t matter. I don’t profess to know. But I so admire this passage, written by one of the finest novelists in history, about a desire we all have- and not from some shallow self growth spiritual bullshit angle– but the ruby mined from the depths of despair and lifted into the glory of the sun.
#thankyou #amwriting #profound #beauty #greatquotes #whybehappywhenyoucouldbenormal
In every load of laundry I find my son’s rock collection. I love how consistent he is about the size stone he likes. He goes for texture, sparkle, color. His “rock friends” he calls them. I can relate. Gaia makes the best toys. #likemotherlikeson #atticusonfire #rockcollection (at Encinitas, California)
My latest art project. Just finished a cheesecloth binding on this ordinary black sketchbook, glued string to it for the raised elements and then gold leafed them. Special journal! Thanks to Leigh at @olandar_foundation for teaching me this technique 20 yrs ago. I’m ready to start writing and drawing on the inside now! #artlife #happiness #funtimes #journal #foraspecialpurpose #mamapride (at Encinitas, California)