Writing books grants you a certain sense of purpose and sometimes privilege. The privilege of being asked to contribute to projects that; inspire, push boundaries, and sometimes in rare instances help you express something deep within yourself. That is what this anthology did for me. Eternal Haunted Summer Magazine has brought me many opportunities over the year to establish myself, to contribute to something that I believe in…and this opportunity was, for me at least….something rare!
The anthology explores the ‘journey’ that many of us face…over the years, I have had the chance to explore my own self. Many of these journeys were fraught with pain, sadness, and joy…but in the end, they brought me peace. When I heard about this anthology, I was a bit unsure if I was ready to share what was for me, the greatest journey of my life…but thanks to the editor, Literata Hurley, who spurned me on and kept me confident that I was ready to share it…I unburdened what was to be the hardest experience of my life!
No spoilers here…but I think that many women out there will benefit from my own struggles :)…I hope that people who support my own writing will pick up a copy to support this project! All funds from the project are going to charity and to help rebuild old paths. I think the project has an amazing potential to reveal hidden truths to people who like me, we’re a bit afraid of these transitional journeys and perhaps in the end…realize that it is not the end of the journey that matters most…but the journey itself!
Blurb: “Our stories are filled with journeys. Sometimes, though, we neglect the possibility that in our travels we will cross an important boundary, and we may never be the same again.
Crossing the River is an anthology of poems, myths, and tales that take the reader on many different kinds of journeys: travels in the company of deities, visits to other worlds, explorations within oneself, voyages with the dead (or back from death), and other excursions that lead to transformation. These are paths that challenge us and even change us along the way, for return may not be as simple as retracing our steps.
Where will your journey take you? And who will you be when you return?”
–Ported from the original blog of Larisa Hunter in which she showcased her life and faith–