Our world is changing. We are scared.
Tremendous resources are available.
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” (the late Arthur Ashe)
All is well.
In 1998, in what can only be described as a shaky state, I picked up a pencil and a spiral-bound notebook and began to write about the young Emma Field making her way through the changing times of the Industrial Revolution. As Emma and I have walked these many years together, my inner growth has nurtured hers, and her growth in the presence of integral people, real and fictional, has nurtured mine. From William King, Lucretia Mott and the Quakers, Emma and I learned about the power and energy available to those who are deeply connected to their wholeness. From spunky Jessabelle-Rose we learned how far desire and fearlessness can take a former slave-girl. And from Orenda Pierce, matriarch of the displaced Seneca nation, we learned that love, even love that has traversed generations, is a force that can heal the most broken.
Many readers have told me that they could not put this series down – for the struggles Emma and her companions make their way through are their own struggles, the triumphs, what they desire for their own lives.
I started where I was – on a sheep farm in eastern Ontario, using the struggles I could see in myself and others and I began writing one word after another. Tremendous resources have come my way. They will come your way too.
All is well,