I’d like to introduce myself, starting with the bear and butterfly for whom this blog is named. Together, they comprise my muse, my subconscious, the right (intuitive) side of my brain. To me they represent power and beauty, ferocity and gentleness, courage and rebirth, the natural world, spirituality, dreams, new beginnings, the yin and yang […]
Archive | October, 2012
Opening the first pages of this novel, it wasn't long until I was ten, then twenty pages in and unaware of the time that had passed. The author is a masterful storyteller. She accomplishes something amazing for a first time novelist. The writing moves along at a fantastic pace; I was never bored. But the story is crafted like the precious gems she writes about into a perfect balance of action and depth. The genre is fantasy but each character evolves believably layered. Five star read! Martha Gilstrap is an author to watch. I am excited to see what she pens next.