I resonate with this image of a butterfly in an ambiguous field of color depicted on this art card because I am on a journey of transformation and changes as well. I'm excited about so many things. One of them is that I have started a novel. It is about 1/3 of the way to being finished, so I have a lot of work to go. It centers around a 14 year old African American girl who has many trials and tribulations many of which are in the spirit realm. You might call the book paranormal fiction or alternative spiritual fiction; though the main character if young the book is not a young adult reader, it is meant for adults. Set in two locations, the New Jersey Pine Barrens, my original home, and the outback of Australia. Not just a backdrop, the landscape plays an important role, it is lush, mysterious and interactive with the story. In some ways it reminds me of "the Color Purple" and in others, "Girl Interrupted." I have definitely been influenced by the magi
The virtual studio of author and artist Stephanie Rose Bird brings together artistic process and reflection with the literary arts, in a manner that is designed to be instructive and inspirational.