A Space Between is a novel about possibilities, lessons and perception. Home provides the setting for this metaphysical romp, which takes the narrator and other travelers from a meeting with their travel agent to a not so typical walk down a lane where they meet an assortment of interesting people and animals who offer lessons for consideration. Nothing is what it seems, yet everything is as it should be. Once the travelers complete their walk, they arrive at their destination: an amusement park. Every attraction provides metaphorical lessons, often leaving the narrator with more questions than answers. Who knew the Chamber of Joy would be so…enlightening? Finally, the narrator leaves her fellow travelers because she’s ready to experience life on Earth and…eventually to write this book.
About the Author: Ardeth De Vries
Ardeth De Vries views the world through the eyes of a teacher, student, and animal welfare advocate. She uses her words to celebrate everything that’s interesting and wonderful about people and animals. Her first book, First Light: Animal Voices in Concert (Publishing Works 2006) is a collection of stories about what animals teach people. She is currently completing a nonfiction conversational sequel to A Space Between titled A Field Guide for Incoming Spirits. All proceeds from the author’s writing are donated to animal welfare organizations.
About the Artist: Ellaine Shannon
The need to create, in any genre, was a driving force in Ellaine Shannon’s life. Her palette – whether it was canvas, ceramic, paper, tile, clay, wood, glass, plant materials, food, or cloth – was as flexible as her mental picture of what would best tell a story. Ellaine’s art is cherished as a visual manifestation of her imagination, her respect for all life forms, and her view of the world as a beautiful, vibrant, whimsical, interesting place to visit.