Reinvention/Reincarnation. Those words describe Connie best. She has worked as a janitor, a waitress, a mower of lawns and house cleaner, a clerk, secretary, teacher, bookseller and (finally) an author. The last occupation is the best one, because she sees it as a labor of love and therefore no labor at all.
Connie has lived in Oklahoma all her life, with brief forays into other states for visits. She and her husband have been married for more years than she prefers to tell and together they have one son.
After earning an MFA in Film Production and Animation from the University of Oklahoma, Connie taught courses in those subjects for a few years before taking a job as a manager for Borders. When she left the company in 2007, she fully intended to find a desk job somewhere. She found the job. And the desk. At home, writing.
His only hope for his future was to explain to the head of the local monastery why he should be accepted into the order and with a lightened program, but to do so, he was forced to accompany the revered old man a little ways up the mountain.
As his parents watched him leave; somewhere they felt that they would never see their sickly, fragile boy ever again, somewhere they were totally right.
He was a happy, healthy seven year old until he witnessed the riders, dressed in red and black, destroying his village and murdering his parents; the trauma cut deep into his psyche.
Only the chance meeting with a wandering monk could set him back onto the road towards health and serenity.
Through meditation, initiations, stories, taming wild horses, becoming a monkey, mastering the staff and the sword; the future ‘Young Master’ prepares to face his greatest demon.
Two men, two journeys, one goal.
A beautiful and thought-provoking book, rich in poetry and insight.
Gary Edward Gedall, BSc, MSc, psychologist, state registered psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, qualified in EMDR, shamanic practitioner, and western rider.
Even if it kills him…
Devereaux Shepherd is running on empty. A single mom and the beleaguered sister of a brother with a hero complex, she’s given so much of her heart away there’s barely any left. Until the night she crashes headlong into handsome Seth McCray... Until their instant attraction smolders… But Seth is in love with another woman.
Or is he?