I look back on Sunday with a glad and grateful heart. To see so many positive, supportive readers, friends, and family at the book launch of my novel, ‘Across Time and Space’ makes the process of writing a blessing – a joy!
What a wonderful afternoon of sharing ideas and experiences, reading and making new friends. To gather with people who are appreciative of the craft of writing is what cradles a writer through the quiet periods of solitude when the creative muse is the only other presence. Authentic voices that speak in the language of the mind and soul makes readers want more as they eagerly anticipate further stories.
To see aspiring young writers wanting to know more about the craft is invigorating.
My message has been and always will be – We all have a story to tell, let your voice be heard, do not let fear inhibit you.
This reader view sums up the connection to characters and events:
‘To be able to recognise human effort and spirit and hear voices that echo the wisdom that long creates our sense of self is the essence of the novel, ‘Across Time and Space’. The sentimental and poignant voices of the characters are authentic in their quest for recognition of self and existence, with both protagonists striving for justice both literally and metaphorically. The courage of conviction and desire for liberation may come at a cost, but dismantling the shackles of human limitation is far more rewarding. ‘Across Time and Space’ proves that the difference between impossibility and improbability is our own fear – abolishing fear and harking into our soul will set us free. I truly believe from a reader’s perspective, that’s what the psychological journey of Marcia nd Meryl is all about’. ~ (Khadija Taiba – reader perspective at the book launch of ‘Across Time and Space’)
‘Across Time and Space’ straddles the positivity of coexistence in society regardless of difference, a message that is palpable today. Decisions, choices, danger, and love connect to our essential state of being. Bullying and professional injustice, crime, and deception all knit together in the fabric of life where challenges serve to create the best version of those who struggle. The endurance of the human spirit shines as the brightest star on the darkest night in this tale of possibilities now and into the future.
I hope you will pick up a copy of ‘Across Time and Space’ and share your connections.
Which characters and situations resonate with you?
Get your copy of ‘Across Time and Space’ today. (Amazon, Book Depository, Abbeys Bookshop)