I am originally from Southern CA. Early on I found I possess the Travel Gene in spades. I eventually transplanted to Vermont where I worked as a psychotherapist for over 20 years. I have always enjoyed writing creatively in genres such as fiction, poetry and song lyrics. Today my work is focused on novel writing. Could never get enough of traveling while holding down a home, so five years ago sold everything and hit the road full time. I live a nomadic lifestyle from which I have a continuous flow of locations, multi-cultural experiences and plot ideas. my short BIO reads: Author, psychotherapist, traveler, kitchen magician, musician, learner and witness to the world. Married 18 years to the light of my soul!
An unorthodox prison psychiatrist brings us into the life of Trio Hellas, inmate #4970-6E. Through the means of lucid dreaming, imagery enhancement using the traditional Tarot deck, and shamanic practices using psychedelics she delves into his history. It is a story that begins with a golden vase given to Hippocrates and was lost at sea. It is found by a poor Greek sponge diver who risks his life to bring it up. After his death, his widow takes it to London to be sold and gain a future for her son, Trio. It is stolen and delivered to a cruel Bulgarian gangster. After a long travail, it is recovered and sold for a high price. Trio’s future looks bright but twisted paths with dark corners keep a successful life just out of reach.
The story reveals the traumas that have kept he and his family from their dreams of a better life begun by a poor Greek sponge diver who finds an ancient golden vase at the bottom of the sea and if sold in London to an antiquities dealer it could unlock all his family’s dreams, but those dreams evolve into a twisted path with dark corners.
Ancient gold recovered from the sea could bring light and life to a poor Greek family; the future looks bright but twisted paths and dark corners keep a successful life just out of reach
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- Editor’s Comments from the first edit. “A super story that fully makes use of the settings and time periods, with a very neat framing device of the too-involved psychologist. The main characters, Trio, Carri, Melina, and Roulon, are distinct, sympathetic, and always interesting. Bolshaw too makes for very good support. This is very appealing and likely to please readers of authors such as Ken Follett. The story overall works and works well. I really liked it! And, even as a male, I’ll admit to a tear in the eye, twice, at the ends of the 2 strands. One (Trio/Carri strand) was beautifully done; the other (Acacia), my jaw dropped at the totally unexpected final line. I made the comparison above to Ken Follett. (Similarities to works by Ken Follett, Kate Mosse, Wilbur Smith; Compare TRIO with: A DANGEROUS FORTUNE, LABYRINTH, BIRDS OF PREY, the Courtney series of Wilbur Smith). The breadth and scope of the story, the kinds of characters that sparkle and jump off the page, the way the l