I know that everyone reading this has had the experience of the relaxation and good feelings that thrive in the glow of a good book. For some, that might be Shakespeare sonnets, or the poetry of Rumi. Or it might be a Romance one particularly enjoys. Or a good mystery that has an immersive story, action, and good characters. We enter the world of the book and, in some wonderful way, we find deeper parts of ourselves not often touched by daily experience.
Over the past few years, I’ve repeatedly received feedback from readers that my book, Gathered Rain, provides that kind of experience. This is not to brag or buff up my ego in some way, not at all. I personally get the same experience from reading the book, and I often turn to it when I want to find a quiet, introspective moment of calming and inspiration.
In saying this, I hasten to add, that I can’t express adequately where the writing of this book truly came from. I wouldn’t say it’s “me” that wrote it, though I did the work. I’d say more that I was the instrument that was played by the force that created it. I sat quietly observing and opening to that power, whether it expressed itself through the shimmering of autumn leaves in the tulip tree in our yard, or in the sound and sight of water rushing over ancient cedar boles fallen across a stream in an old growth forest. These things have voices and it was my intent to allow them to express what they had to offer through me as an instrument of language. Because this is the nature of Gathered Rain, my experience, and that of others, has been that reading it is like entering the forest, or sitting quietly in a spring garden. One can go to such places through its pages. And in such oases one may find one’s own self more confidently emerging in peace and ease.
So, because I feel so strongly about the book, and because I feel that its full audience awaits yet to discover it, I’m going to offer the Kindle version of the book for the lowest price that Amazon will permit. Gathered Rain, the Kindle version, is now available for $0.99. If I could give it for free, I would do so.
Please consider Gathered Rain for yourself, or for loved ones, while shopping this Christmas Season. If you enjoy being in the natural world and breathing its refreshing scents, or lingering by the rush of a forest stream, but don’t often get that experience for yourself, Gathered Rain is the next best thing. If you spend a lot of time in such wonderful places, it can be a great companion in the experience.
If you wish to visit my book’s page on Goodreads, please do so and read or make comments, and if you’d like, please participate in my “Ask the Author” section because the subject matter in this book is near and dear to me and I think we could have a good time talking about it.