Author Gabrielle Williams Brings In High Ratings on Goodreads for “The Guy, The Girl, the Artist and His Ex”

Gabrielle WilliamsGabrielle Williams has been receiving tons of praise for her latest novel, “The Guy, The Girl, the Artist and His Ex,” a stylish, sharp and sassy take on love, life, and fine art. Released in April of 2015, the story has been receiving widespread acclaim from its readers and book critics, as it offers an interesting perspective from each of its imperfect characters, and is described as a “must-read” by a five-star rater on Goodreads.com.

More about “The Guy, the Girl, the Artist and His Ex” from Goodreads:

A rock chick.

An artist with attitude.

A girl with a past.

A party animal.

Four lives collide when one of the world’s most famous paintings is stolen. It’s a mystery that has the nation talking, but while Picasso’s Weeping Woman might be absent from the walls of the National Gallery, in other parts of Melbourne the controversial painting’s presence is being felt by Guy, Rafi, Luke and Penny for four very different reasons.

Life, love, art and one giant party intersect in this offbeat comedy about good intentions, unexpected consequences and the irresistible force of true love.

Gabrielle Williams BookAlthough Ms. Williams didn’t complete her education at school, her career is proof that an academic path isn’t the only route to success. She has an impatience about her, which has helped to spark an innovative flame and inspired her to write some of her most pioneering works. She is more interested in getting out there and pursuing her dreams than learning about someone else pursuing theirs. Her personality type is incredibly individualistic, and she doesn’t like doing things the way everyone else does them– she is a firm advocate of taking the road less traveled. Her latest book, ‘The Guy The Girl The Artist & His Ex’, was inspired by the real life theft of one of Picasso’s most famous paintings – The Weeping Woman. In order to achieve an authentic tone throughout the novel, Ms. Williams spent a great deal of time researching the 1980s, art fraud, art forgers and Picasso. She is grateful to have a fantastically supportive husband, as well as excellent friends. When Ms. Williams is writing a book, she goes the extra mile to ensure that the information she includes in the book is accurate for the setting. Her last two books were set in the 1980s, and she did a lot of research to understand current events and incorporate them into the overall tone of the novels. After completing her research, she sits down to write, type her ideas and work on the finished publication.

Ms. Williams has been shortlisted for a number of prestigious awards in Australia, and is interested in increasing her connections. She is also interested in traveling for her work and speaking publicly about how to use humour to hook teenagers in to reading, a subject she is quite passionate about. Her novel, “Beatle Meets Destiny,” was shortlisted for two literary awards in 2010. Her second book was shortlisted for the Gold Inky Award. “Beatle Meets Destiny” was voted as one of the top 50 reads of 2010.

To learn more about Gabrielle Williams, please visit her LinkedIn page.

Lori Avocato Soars to New Heights as a Mystery Author, Landing on the #1 Best Sellers List

Lori AvocatoFiction Author Lori Avocato has published 21 fiction titles over the past decade and a half. “A Dose of Murder-The Pauline Sokol Mysteries,” was one of her first books. She uses her experiences in the medical and military fields in many of her plots. Ms. Avocato has won a variety of awards for her works of fiction, including the First Kiss Award, for her romance novels, and the Humour Uniforms List, a military-related fiction directory. In addition, she has also landed on the #1 Best Sellers List, with the likes of Stephen King. She continues to improve her writing skills by way of teaching others and remianing involved with numerous organizations, including Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and Romance Writers of America.

Do You Take This Man - Again by Lori AvocatoHaving received a bachelor’s degree in nursing, Ms. Avocato also serves as a nursing instructor for staff members who work with the developmentally disabled population. She teaches two-to-three times a month on the topic of medication certification. Looking toward the future, Ms. Avocato intends to fully retire from the field of nursing, so that she may publish more fictional works.

Ms. Avocato has gained a wide range of diversified experiences in the military, in addition to her background in the health care field. She completed four years as a registered nurse and captain with the U.S. Air Force, and continues to remain connected to the military through RomVets and The Nathan Hale Chapter of Military Officers Association.

For more information about HarperCollins Publishers, visit http://www.harpercollins.com.

Ian Prattis Releases “Redemption”

“The Lost Manuscript”

Second Blockbuster Book of 2014

“Redemption” is a story of Awakening and has its own story of emergence. It was a “lost” manuscript, first written in 1975, forgotten until spring 2011. The narrative was vivified and refined with hindsight forty years later. It reads like an extended prose poem reflecting the primal forces of nature and of human nature. Check out the book video:

REDEMPTION by IAN PRATTIS

Callum Mor, the epic main character, takes the reader on a deep Hero’s Journey. It opens with his childhood in the Hebrides, islands off the NW coast of Scotland. He draws wonderful mentors to him; his schoolteacher, who lights the spark of a bard in him, animal friends such as an otter, a brutal fisherman who shields his darkness from the boy as he matures. Callum Mor thrives despite the poverty of his home in an island nurturing with gentle humor and adventure. This novel moves from the rhapsody of Callum Mor’s idyllic childhood through tragedies to the derelict zone of his alcoholic drowning out of pain and suffering…

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Testimonials for Redemption:

Redemption by Ian Prattis“What marks a great work of art is that it touches the heart and soul. Redemption touched mine very deeply. It is so vividly descriptive of both scenery and people, drawing you into the life of Callum Mor, making you cry for him, cheer for him, and wishing you could continue on his journey with him. It is a book to be read over and over again, from which to take away life lessons and inspiration for our own personal journey. This is a book to share with those who touch your life.”

Lucille Hildesheim, International Harp Artiste

“I loved this book, captivating on so many levels, as the story reinforced my resolve. I have three criteria for a good book… I don’t want it to end, I love the end, and I do not wish to speak to anyone for several hours after I finish it. So, this met my criteria on all these levels!”

Mary Helen Dean, Management Professional, Ottawa, Canada

“‘Redemption’ is a riveting novel chronicling one man’s journey through the stages of innocence, darkness, destruction and transformation. The narrative may be applied both individually and universally. Individuals are suffering all over the world from the chaos that life brings, be it violence, abuse of power, cheating, torture or the destruction that comes with war. What is so exquisite about this novel is the tenderness and honesty with which the author deals with the human condition. Callum Mor draws us in as he demonstrates an intuitive understanding and respect for nature. We are intrigued by his innocence and purity which contrast so strongly with the tragic failings that surround him. When Callum Mor’s journey moves him even closer to the abyss, the author refuses to ‘sanitize’ his experiences. Rather, they are put out there as graphically and tragically as they occur. The story pulls you in and before you know it, the reader is seduced and becomes Callum Mor. As he is redeemed, so are we. ‘Redemption’ is so beautifully written, exploring the human condition in its entirety, even the darkest elements. The author does this with grace, elegance, compassion and without judgment.”

Anita Rizvi, Consultant, Ottawa, Canada

“A magical journey of the struggle towards hope, inspiration and love.”

Tina Fedeski, Executive Director of Orkidstra Canada and founder of The Leading Note Foundation.

“Thank you for the gift of your book, Redemption. It is a lovely read. Elegantly sad. We all have a piece of Callum Mor in us. I certainly identified with many aspects of his journey. So thank you for the enjoyable hours reading about this fine human being.”

Jo Anne Denis, retired federal public servant from the Government of Canada.

Press Release for Redemption:

Triumph of the Human Spirit

Inner strength and resilience conquer mental illness and alcoholism

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – According to the Anxiety and Depression Association, nearly 15 million adults suffer from some form of depression. Professor, author, and distinguished scholar, Ian Prattis believes that the power of inner strength can help these wounded souls overcome their worldly crutches.

“The greatest gift one can be given is that of finding one’s true nature,” Prattis said. “The human spirit is resilient and can triumph over tragedy and psychological dependence.”

Prattis’ new novel, “Redemption” is an allegory for depression and life difficulties that he himself once experienced. The novel, which is set off the northwest coast of Scotland, illuminates startling cycles of maturing and downfall experienced by the book’s main character – Callum Mor – a gifted child, master mariner, derelict drunk, who finally gains wisdom from a hard life’s journey. Callum Mor’s character is epic and takes the reader on a deep Hero’s Journey. His failings and misery are ultimately conquered when he saves the life of a young girl and comprehends the fragility and beauty of human existence.

Redemption is a companion to “Trailing Sky Six Feathers: One Man’s Journey with His Muse,” which was also published in 2014.

Please visit IanPrattis.com for more information on either book.

“Redemption”

By Ian Prattis
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-1-4990-1234-7
Available at: Amazon, Xlibris and Barnes & Noble online bookstores

About the Author
Ian Prattis is a poet, Professor Emeritus, founder of Friends for Peace and a spiritual warrior for planetary care and social justice. Ian now lives with his wife Carolyn in the west end of Ottawa where the Pine Gate Meditation Hall is located in the lower level of their home. Since retiring from Carleton University in 2007, he has authored four books on dharma, two on the environment, a legend/autobiographical combo and this novel. He enjoys the freedom to create at his own pace and has yet to discern the ordinary meaning of retirement.

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Purchase Options for Redemption:

You can buy my new book, Redemption in any of the following ways:

An Autographed Softcover Version is available by visiting my website’s Redemption Page. On that page, scroll down and click on the ORDER BOOK tab.

Located on the ORDER BOOK tab are also options for ordering Hardcover, Softcover and E-Book versions of Redemption from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and the publsiher, Xlibris! To make things simpler here are the links:

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Press Releases, Awards and Recognition:

Ian Prattis Failsafe

The Silver Medal was awarded to Failsafe: Saving the Earth from Ourselves in the Nature Conservation category of the Evergreen Medals in the 2014 Living Now Awards.

See the Press Release on IndependentPublisher.com

The book is now out of print but I have several boxes of paperback copies of the book. If you wish to obtain one, please use the secure ordering links on the books website at: FailsafeBook.ca

You can also purchase an ebook version from Amazon.


Pine Gate Mindfulness Community

Ian Prattis Pine Gate Mindfulness CommunityPine Gate is a Zen Buddhist community practicing Engaged Buddhism inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh, the Dalai Lama and Sulak Sivaraksa. It has created an engaged expression for peace, social justice and planetary care in the community.

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Ian Prattis Friends for Peace

Friends for Peace

Friends for Peace Canada is a coalition of groups working for peace, planetary care and social justice by promoting these ideas within our communities and around the globe.

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Ian Prattis is an Author, Poet, Professor Emeritus, Founder of Friends for Peace and Spiritual Warrior for Planetary Care, Peace and Social Justice.

Zen teacher since 1997, he offers retreats and public talks all over the world. Ian encourages people to find their true nature, so that humanity and the planet may be renewed.

Sue Boatright Provides Comfort and Guidance for Readers Suffering from Romantic Breakups with “Yours Truly”

Sue BoatrightSue Boatright has been enjoying an exciting career in the publishing industry. The author of Yours Truly, which was released in 2009 by Tate Publishing, has spent five years as a published author, and is proud to have embarked on a professional journey as a writer which has led her down a path of success after making a decision to pursue her longstanding love of writing.

Ms. Boatright was inspired to become an author by the encouragement she received from her college professors, who often remarked upon the quality of her work. Today, Ms. Boatright’s writing falls into the Christian romance fiction genre, and she feels her success in the profession is due to her strong faith in God, as well as the support of her family. Yours Truly explores the decisions that one woman must make after the untimely demise of a relationship with a man in whom she fully invested, emotionally and spiritually.

'Yours Truly' by Sue BoatrightFrom her website:

“In ‘Yours Truly,’ the inspiring novel by new author Sue Boatright, Patricia Covington must deal with this very situation. Unable to face family and friends after her fiance suddenly marries someone else, she heads for her deceased grandparents’ cottage beside a secluded lake in Wyoming. There she finds an anonymous note signed Yours Truly. At first, the mysterious notes and the letters that follow from Yours Truly seem threatening, but they eventually bring comfort and guidance to her life. Completely caught off guard, Patricia, although wanting to turn her back on God and her Christian upbringing, finds it impossible to run from Him. Homesick and with no friends her own age, will Patricia find the strength to turn back to God? Can she submit to God’s will and find He has much more in store for her than she ever planned for herself.”

Ms. Boatright’s book is available on tatepublishing.com, amazon.com and abebooks.com.

Daryl R. Smith Pens “A Quiet Night in June”

Daryl R. SmithDaryl R. Smith is a well-known author who specializes in non-fiction material, particularly poetry and writings which emphasize life and the spirituality of life. Throughout his illustrious career, he spent a total of 36 years in education; 16 of which were spent as a teacher and the other two decades as a school principal. Prior to his retirement from the education industry, Mr. Smith began working as an author. He founded his company, Daryl Smith Publications, in 2010. Drawing on the company philosophy to “write from the heart, give from the heart,” a portion of all proceeds from book sales are donated to charity. Mr. Smith published his first book, “A Quiet Night in June” in 2013. His second book, “Touching Heaven,” is scheduled for release in the latter portion of 2014.

As president of his company, Mr. Smith writes and edits books, manages communications, handles strategic planning, and oversees public relations and publicity, as well as budgeting and bookkeeping. He holds an education specialist degree and a master’s degree in education from Ball State University, a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Anderson University, and certifications as  training consultant and Indiana teaching and school administrator.

"A Quiet Night in June" by Daryl R. SmithRecognized as a leader in his field, Mr. Smith has garnered several awards. He is the recipient of the Candice Stone award from Anderson University, was named an Outstanding Young Educator by Jaycees of Alexandria, and earned the United Way volunteer award from Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. He was also inducted into Alpha Chi and Pi Gamma Mu Honor Societies. After his inclusion into Worldwide Branding, Mr. Smith was selected as an Outstanding VIP member in 2013. He feels his successes can be most aptly attributed to his perseverance.

Mr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Newton-Rockdale Writers, Tippecanoe Arts Federation, Small Publishers Artists and Writers Network, Academy of American Poets, and National Writers Association. He is also charitably involved with United Way Worldwide and Habitat for Humanity International.

For more information about Daryl Smith Publications, please visit his website.

Award-Winning Short Story Author Mary Kay Remick Pens Southern Gothic Novels as Homage to Tennessee Williams

Mary Kay RemickMary Kay Remick recently celebrated 15 years as a short-story writer, and reflected on a wonderful career, throughout which she has continuously nurtured an abundant and finely tuned skill set. Prior to her pursuit of a full-time career in writing, Ms. Remick served as a certified substance abuse counselor in the state mental health system. She then began writing short stories, which went on to earn her awards and accolades. Some time ago, Ms. Remick’s works were published through Pen Oak Press. Lauded as an authority in the literary arts, Ms. Remick has made a name for herself by climbing into the minds of her characters and weaving them into compelling stories that engage her readers.

Mary Kay Remick - "Where Are The Women"Ms. Remick was inspired to pursue her professional writing endeavors by her past experiences as the editor of her junior high school paper. She loved writing and ended up taking creative writing and mental health courses while in college. She incorporated mental health into her writing and has since written many novels, including “Sweet and Sour,” “The Spirit in Washington Square,” “Searching for Blanche,” and “Where Are The Women,” a story about a female halfway-house director who works with a mixed bag of alcoholics, but is forced to build a bond with the callous housemother when she suspects that a murderer is amongst the ladies.

Ever the avid reader, Ms. Remick enjoys reading Tennessee Williams novels in her spare time. She is a huge fan of the author, and she also met him, and this became an experience that would change her life as an author. Ms. Remick, a bilateral amputee since 2005, is always working toward the attainment of her goals. She has held a number of offices in the American Association of University Women, she is a member of her local duplicate bridge club, and she enjoys keeping abreast of the latest in literature.

Sonia Crystella Publishes “Unlocking the Secrets to Longevity” in Nine Languages

Sonia CrystellaSonia Crystella, a renowned designer, recently published a book titled “Unlocking the Secrets to Longevity,” which was freshly pressed in nine languages. The overall theme of the book is longevity and anti-aging, through science, diet, and metaphysical issues.

In her book, Ms. Crystella explains why she was inspired to write it: “I had an audition at 55 years old for a TV commercial, for a 50- to 60-year-old part, and saw them [producers] laugh at me. [Someone] suggested I write about why I looked so young. It started me thinking about my journey. I was born sick and spent a large part of my childhood and early adulthood in bed. My immune system didn’t function well, although at the time we were not aware this was my problem, after all it was the 1950s. The doctors continued to fill me with drugs and antibiotics, my body’s defense system struggled to cope and eventually it took its toll on my physical and mental health. At 21 years old, after giving birth to my son, I had no option to change my diet and find away to reverse the damage done by drugs and multiple illnesses. I came to learn how to repair my body by alternative ways, the very ways that science is now telling us slows the aging process. I knew I had found a way to heal the cells and slow the ravages of aging. I needed to share my story so others could be inspired to heal themselves and stall the aging process with the knowledge I had come to learn over a 36-year period.”

Sonia Crystella - "Unlocking the Secrets to Longevity"Ms. Crystella summarizes the book by explaining, “In the next 15-plus years one in two people are likely to have cancer. Diet and environmental toxins are aging us and making us sick. Although many do not care about a very long life, they do care about their quality of life. Once we hit 50, the way we have lived our life will start to show if it hasn’t already. Remaining healthy as we go into our twilight years is paramount if we want to avoid cancers and dementia, along with many of the terrible cognitive illnesses most are facing.”

Looking back, Ms. Crystella attributes her success to her determination to heal herself, as well as her good eye for fashion. She became involved in her profession when she started sewing at the age of 7 and learned the manufacturing end of the business from a family friend in the industry. She was sick at a very young age and has been through a lot of illnesses that made her look deeper into natural healing, as the medicines that were given to her were not working. This is a way of life for her now, and she wants to share that with others. The most gratifying aspect of her career has been solving her own health issues and slowing the aging process as a result of utilizing natural health and wellness techniques. This, by far, has been her greatest achievement, as teaching others will bring even greater rewards.

Ms. Crystella was recently inducted into Worldwide Branding and also maintains affiliation with the Australian EpiGenetic Alliance. In years to come, Ms. Crystella plans to do motivational speaking and help others. She will be working on another book regarding the chemicals around us, as well as meditation processes.

For more information about Sonia Crystella Ltd, visit http://www.soniacrystella.com and http://www.facebook.com/unlockingthesecretstolongevity

Terry Burke Maxwell Publishes Winning Works through Maxwell Group Publishing

Terry Burke MaxwellTerry Burke Maxwell is an Author and Head Publisher at the helm of Maxwell Group Publishing. Mrs. Maxwell has almost 45 years of professional experience in the fields of elementary education, publishing and computer use. While collaborating with superior authors she developed and produced instructional materials. The Maxwell Group followed years of editorial work and free-lance writing of educational supplements. The basic math workbooks and the computer resource of curriculum activities showed her insistence on excellence as well as her creative ability to adapt known activities into opportunities for learning and using computer skills.

Eye from the Edge by Ruben Llamas was published through Earth Patch Press, a subsidiary of Maxwell Group Publishing

‘Eye from the Edge’ by Ruben Llamas was published through Earth Patch Press, a subsidiary of Maxwell Group Publishing

After publishing educational supplements, Maxwell Group established the imprint Earth Patch Press for trade books. Its first book in 2012 was the hardcover memoir, Eye from the Edge by Ruben Llamas, who shares his San Francisco Bay Area youth and much more. More recently, Earth Patch Press published a marvelously illustrated children’s book for children ages 4 and up. Mrs. Maxwell herself wrote the story, titled Animal Symphony, after a trip to Yellowstone. Earth Patch Press will debut a few more interesting publications in the near future.

Looking back, Mrs. Maxwell attributes her success and her ongoing creative energy to a love for learning, determination, ability to set and achieve goals, and good fortune in having received an excellent foundation from home, school, and early colleagues. The highlight of her career has been her collaboration with three major authors as a writer and editor of an elementary mathematics series published by Addison-Wesley in the 1970s.

New Xulon Offers a Rich Taste of the Emerald Isle

J. Craig Bell’s new book, A Year in Eire – Inspirations from the Emerald Isle serves to fulfill a unique mission of using the rich history of Ireland to build richer, spiritual lives. It is a daily devotional to assist anyone through the vicissitudes of life. Jim Bell introduces readers to notable Irish poets and writers whom he has used for inspiration; he includes their wisdom and wit, and adds his commentary to create an unforgettable book.

Jim Bell "A Year in Eire"
“Many people have a desire to see Ireland because of its fabled past, and this book acts as an incentive to the reader to make his or her own news by a trip to the Emerald Isle,” states the author. “As well, encouragement and inspiration are always a propos at any time in life.”

Though Canadian by birth, and Scottish by heritage, Jim Bell has “adopted” Ireland as his second home and has spent extended time there over the last forty-five years. His skills as a teacher, writer, and communicator have allowed him to present the vignettes in the book. His family, by marriage, has Irish roots.

"A Year in Eire" - J. Craig BellXulon Press, a part of Salem Communications Corporation, is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Salem Communications is the country’s leading Christian communications company with interests in radio, Internet and magazine publishing. Retailers may order A Year in Eire through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.


A Year in Eire was born out of Jim’s desire to leave a legacy. Hence this set of readings came to fruition after many visits to Ireland. In a series of vignettes, some serious and others whimsical, he takes the reader through Ireland and offers inspiration. There are enough and more for one per day each month. The entries were generated from weeks soaking up the culture of Ireland over a period of 45 years. They cover all areas in Eire and in Northern Ireland, from wild Donegal to the ethereal southern coast, from the tiniest villages to throbbing Dublin and Belfast. The content can be enjoyed by anyone of any background, despite the fact that Christian faith is the foundation. It can also serve as a sort of travel guide.

Jim finds inspiration in many areas of his life: the education and tutoring of youth, literature, family, God and of course Ireland. He was born of Scottish descent, is a true Canadian (Brantford, Ontario), but when he married into his Northern Irish family, his focus changed. He has visited Ireland some 25 times with some stays as long as 2 months, and during those periods, his love for Irish authors grew. Jim has taught French and Japanese in England and Vancouver, and currently teaches English in Vancouver where he lives with his wife, Esther now that his two daughters have married, both to men of Irish descent!

Author and Artist Sophie Mill Demonstrates the Triumph of the Human Spirit in “The Woman in the Distance”

Worldwide Branding member Sophie MillSophie Mill is an Artist and Author who, at mid-life, has finally found freedom from within. She feels that the necessary journey for her to find herself has been colossal over the years, and although she has been given a second opportunity, her life would be lived exactly the same way. As for her artwork, each original work has evolved from emotional struggles, but the process was glorious and the end product has been much more than the making of a career.

The condition of a mental illness is often traumatic for many people, but whilst writing ‘The Woman in the Distance’ reflections of un-settled seasons, Ms. Mill experienced a tremendous amount of enjoyment to stroll back through the many rambling thoughts, ideas and creativity. This inaugural story is not about defeatism—instead it is about the triumph of the human spirit. It is Ms. Mill’s hope that her honesty will entice one more person to create their own imagination, daydreams, whimsical ideas, and with that also understand that a mental illness can be a hidden treasure rather than something to fear. However, although her creative mind attempts to speak with insight, it is done with shameless emotions attached.

“Art here to can help, for it is an imaginative force that goes ahead of the present and prepares our rational and sensory selves for where nature will eventually lead us” Art as Therapy. Alain de Bottom and John Armstrong. Phaidon Press limited. London (2013).

“To be honest is a difficult feat, however without it, the making of Art would not evolve,” says Ms. Mill. “Art is about being honest, and to hang an art work in a home or office space speaks a language that many recognize but rarely experience. An art work softens the soul and extends its hand of friendship.” De Bottom said, “We often hear that art is meant to be very important, but we’re seldom told exactly why. Art can help us with our most intimate and ordinary dilemmas: why is my work not more satisfying? Why do other people seem to have a more glamorous life? How can I improve my relationship? Why is politics so depressing?” Ms. Mill believes a painting should bring beauty into our lives and that it should enhance and evoke the best of emotions within us. She feels that simplicity today needs to be taught in the information age. For her, it’s a great shame that people are led to believe that day dreaming is somewhat ‘uncool.’ She thinks that to view a painting is the start of learning how to be simply and happily connected to beauty.

Sophie MillMs. Mill does not separate herself from her peers and other professionals, she simply enjoys the act of painting and writing. She enjoys the purity of first languages, both these languages easefully cross every culture, religion and country boarder. For her, that inclusive quality is what every human on earth craves- to be included, to be understood, and to be recognized.

To learn more about Sophie Mill and ‘Woman in the Distance,’ please visit http://www.sophiemill.com.au.