One insecure perfectionist. One guilt-ridden artist. One child-woman who talks to peacocks. A trio of complex heroines on separate journeys toward a single intertwined truth.Imagine living exclusively for others and waking up one day with a chance to start over. The terrifying new beginning reeks of abandonment and betrayal. The choice for Seattle resident Monica lingers between now and then. . .them and her. Izabel's idyllic existence on Orcas Island is turned upside down during the birth of a friend's child. Suddenly, pain rips through her own body, and life as she knows it shifts, hinting at a forgotten past and propelling her toward an uncertain future. On another island, young Daisy awakens surrounded by infinite shades of blue. Is she dreaming or has she stepped through the portal into a fantastical land where animals spout philosophy and a gruesome monster plots her destruction? Blue - a subtle psychological mind-bender where each heroine is her own worst enemy. Eccentric. Loveable. Unforgettable.
Kayce Stevens Hughlett is a soulful and spirited woman. In her roles as life coach, writer, speaker, and ponderer extraordinaire, she invites individuals and groups to playfully and fearlessly cross thresholds toward authentic living. Kayce is a published author, long-time blogger, and contributor to several collections and online publications. Her 2012 book, As I Lay Pondering: daily invitations to live a transformed life, is a lyrical and lucid treasure that invites readers to new awakenings throughout the year. Her novel, Blue, is scheduled to release September 10, 2015. Learn more about her creative coaching, ponderings, and personalized Parisian adventures at www.liveittogiveit.me.
I spent the morning on FB catching up with one of my favorite women's groups. Today the topic was the multitude of articles written about what a woman should and should not wear after the age of 30, 40, 50. Can you hear the outrage? Seriously! Everything from what age to cut off our flowing locks to the length of skirt and style of shoes. I don't know about you, dear reader, but I hadn't even sorted out who I was until... well, maybe now. So, I couldn't help but think of Izabel, an approaching 40 woman, and her carefree sense of style. My words of advice? Wear whatever you damn well please... Don't be a 'fraidy cat Monica ;) (character from BLUE)
Blue: A Novel
Her strawberry blonde hair fell in soft ringlets to her narrow waist. Her white embroidered peasant top flowed over the camisole she wore beneath it. Last night, she’d foregone her usual African print skirt for narrow capris that skimmed her slim yet curved hips. Her features tended more toward quirky than classic, but overall she was a striking presence. Men adored her, and in the normal scheme of things, women would have despised her, but her ethereal spirit and genuine love of others could not be ignored. Everyone on the island seemed to like Izabel Nivel: doula, artist, yogini, and cyclist.