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Local Author Rose Gordy Book Signing at Trader's Coffee House - October 29, 2014
Rose Gordy will be appearing next to the fireplace at Trader's Coffee House in Deep Creek Lake, MD on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 8-10am to meet the public and sign copies of her books.
By: Rosewords Books
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 children. 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 Rosewords.com.
"Adrift in Waking Dreams" by Rose Gordy is a novel which delves into one woman's dramatic search for meaning in her dreams. While hiding from her past, she becomes intertwined with a special friend and trapped in an intriguing mystery she has trouble remembering. Taking place on the California coast in the town of Mendocino, the scenery of pristine beaches, rugged cliffs and towering redwoods frames the story. More than a "cat and mouse" game or a comforting love story, Adrift in Waking Dreams explores the subtle and serendipitous events of daily life in relation to waking dreams. A waking dream is an experience that, while awake, has dream-like qualities or imagery. The dreamer may also realize that what happened is of consequence in the search for meaning in life. But will waking nightmares and secrets from the past derail her quest for a safe and carefree life? A surprise or two may be around the next turn in the proverbial road to liberty. The wrath of the waves may not always be forgiving but the hands of fate have a way of equalizing the score. 237 pages with 24 original photographs. Available for purchase at http://www.Rosewords.com.
Her first book of poems, "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 adventures within these pages, readers will find themselves transported to places and feelings familiar and fantastic. Nothing captures an experience like the timeless rhythmical synergy of song & speech that we 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 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 maternal instincts, the harkening forward and the eyeful. Filled with 42 original photographs and over 150 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," a 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 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 worlds beyond human perception. Stories such as "The Announcement,"
About the Author:
In addition to being the writer of five books, 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. http://www.Rosewords.com