Author and dream counselor Rose Gordy spent thirteen years of her early life as a nun effectively cut off from the world. In spite of the conditions within the Church, she managed to leave and make a life for herself including getting married and having three sons. Through her experiences in the convent as well as decades of teaching in the classroom, she has woven compelling stories and poems honoring the lives lost and changed forever by adversity. For more information about Rose and Rosewords Books, please visit http://www.Rosewords.com.
"Stairs to the Attic" is a collection of poetry down to earth yet otherworldly, a book which instinctually eschews the conventional. Amidst the hundreds of little adventures within these pages, readers will no doubt find themselves transported to places and feelings familiar and fantastic. One could watch TV but nothing captures an experience like the timeless rhythmical synergy of song & speech which Humans call Poetry. The poem which gives this book its title, Stairs to the Attic, paints a picture of youth restrained but always one step away from the truth. Will a group of former nuns find out the secret their convent held from them? What could possibly happen when these liberated women return decades later full of latent curiosity? Other poems delve into the dreamscape, the synchronistic, the blood bonds, the shadow memories, the earthiness, the maternal instincts, the harkening forward and the eyeful. Filled with 38 original photographs and over 140 poems this unexpected book will break the proverbial mold.
"Unsettled Lives," a collection of short stories, is a book which explores the roads of momentous decisions and adversity while treading in the realm of unforeseen conundrums and proverbial forks in the road. Women and men who search for the unattainable, protagonists who challenge the status quo, victims who play their part so well, all dance together in the grand spectacle of life. Throughout 21 short "unsettled" stories, numerous situations of emotional and social consequence will be offered to the reader. In "Lila, The Love of His Lonely Life," will Charles ever come to grips with his ephemeral obsession? What is Sister Alberta in "Masquerades"
In "The Ladies Baltimore: Mothers and Daughters Alone and Together," an aged nun, a depressed waitress, and a lively teenage girl cross paths on a luncheon cruise in the Baltimore Harbor. Each woman will have a succession of unexpected and unique experiences related to mothers and daughters and to the various men in their lives. Spanning eight decades, the story organically unwinds in non-linear fashion as does life. But will these ladies' emotional resistance to the unknown lead them to destroy their vital links to the past? Or will they, through a cascading series of apparently chance encounters and fateful incidences around Baltimore, finally realize how they are profoundly connected? Perhaps time will tell if their lives are sublime results of synchronicity or merely chance encounters.
"Into the Green Unknown" is a significant collection of 21 science fiction stories and 6 poems. Years in the making, these astounding adventures range from everyday events turned bizarre, to fantastic realms under Earth's oceans, to incredible worlds beyond human perception. Stories such as "The Announcement,"
Jack Spencer's new booklet "Road to Redemption" contains 13 short stories, 39 poems & 17 drawings. Most of the written pieces have been published in a variety of magazines, anthologies, and annuals. Their subject matter and styles are varied, including some irreverent, some ribald, and some emotionally touching.
The Fireside Deli & Wine Shop, located at 2205 Glendale Road in Swanton, MD next to Deep Creek Lake, is a warm, delightful, and inviting place filled with food, fine wine, and gifts from all over the world. A place where luxuries are a convenience, The Fireside will help ease the stress of your fast pace life and remind you of life's simple pleasures.
If you cannot make it to the book signing, all of Rose's books are available in paperback and eBook formats at http://Rosewords.com. On her website, there are also links to her Kindle Store, her Facebook page, and her Twitter page.
About Rose Gordy:
In addition to being the writer of four books, "The Ladies Baltimore: Mothers and Daughters Alone and Together," "Into the Green Unknown," "Unsettled Lives" and "Stairs to the Attic," Rose Gordy is also a veteran secondary English teacher, national & state workshop facilitator, speech coach, dream counselor, and published poet, essayist and short story writer. She earned a Masters Degree in English and French from the University of Notre Dame and has been writing and teaching for most of her life. She resides in the Washington, D.C. area and Deep Creek Lake, MD.
About Jack Spencer:
Jack received his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Frostburg State University and has been employed as a therapist for twelve years, the past nine years at the Garrett County Health Department. He enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, writing, and acting. He has been in numerous plays, many at Our Town Theater in Oakland, MD.
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Rosewords Books features the writings of Rose Gordy and other notable writers. From traditional novels to science fiction short stories, Rosewords Books brings readers on journeys unexpected and worthwhile.