New novel REVELATIONS, to be published on April 27
"Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are coming out of a long pandemic winter and entering a new season of waxing light, hope and growth. Yet these continue to be turbulent times. Even with the progress of the Covid vaccine, none of us truly knows when life will ever return to "normal."
Like us today, the medieval mystics Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe, the heroines of my new novel REVELATIONS, which will be published on April 27, lived in a time of pandemic and social upheaval, yet both women bore witness to the divine promise that ultimately all shall be well.
During a near-death experience, Julian received a series of divine visions and spend the next forty years unpacking them in her luminous theology of an unconditionally loving God who is both Mother and Father. Julian offered radical counsel to Margery Kempe, a failed businesswoman and mother of fourteen, who was haunted by her own visceral mystic experience. With Julian’s blessing, Margery walked away from a soul-destroying marriage and became a globe-trotting pilgrim-preacher and rabble rouser. Though these two women might seem like polar opposites—Julian, the enclosed anchoress, and free-roving Margery experiencing her visions in the full stream of worldly life—they complement each other. Together their lives and work form a Via Feminina, a distinctly female path to the divine."
Learn more about Margery and Julian as I discuss these mystics in a series of free virtual events.
My virtual tour kicked off off with a very special LITERATURE LOVERS event, sponsored by Valley Bookseller in Minnesota. I was in conversation with acclaimed author, Elissa Elliot.
For a deep dive into Julian of Norwich's spirituality, I am teaming up with Christine Valters Paintner of Abbey of the Arts to offer a Virtual Mini-Retreat on May 13, Julian's Feast Day. You can learn more and register here.
To stretch body and mind in a creative virtual retreat that combines Yoga, women's spirituality, and writing women back into history, please join me and Stephanie Renee dos Santos for SHEStories + Saraswati Flow on May 15 - 16.
REVELATIONS may be pre-ordered through any of the links below. As a midlist author, I am deeply grateful for every single purchase.