Here is the fourth and final nominee for Best Book of the Year.
The main character Andrea (Andi) is a sculptor and an anonymous street artist. While her art is well received she is dealing with depression and issues from her past. The story travels between the semi-glamorous art world and her studio. Pills, alcohol, drugs and lack of sleep all contribute to Andi’s world. She has lost her twin brother and has parents that she does not trust. A Drug dealer for a friend – basically her life is a mess. She believes suicide is the answer – that is until her art awakens to help her. This is a fast paced, quick read, roller coaster of emotions and Andi’s life. I zipped through this book being pulled into the author’s pace. Open your mind and jump in – the ride was a very good one.
Can an artist on the edge be saved by the very art she created?
Andie is a stone sculptor by day, street artist by night. She keeps her midnight adventures a secret, but that’s not the only thing she’s hiding. Reeling from grief and guilt, she starts to fall down the rabbit hole. And it’s at that dark moment, that three of her sculptures come alive to try and save her. But will she let them?
In this fast-paced, twisting, turning story, Andie walks the line between reality and fantasy, never sure which side she’s on.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Christine Roney began her professional life by earning a Juris Doctor degree in California and practicing law at the trial and appellate levels. While writing briefs for the courts and advocating for her clients gave her much satisfaction, she eventually realized that she wanted to take a more artistic path.
That path led her to pack some camping equipment into her SUV and hit the road. She crisscrossed the country on backroads and scenic byways experiencing adventures and soaking up impressions. Eventually, she settled on the Oregon coast, where lulled by the rolling surf, she sleeps and wakes with stories tumbling in her head.
She completed the professional screenwriting program at UCLA Film School and has written several screenplays. And although she loves the screenplay format, Christine decided that writing novels would allow her to delve much deeper into the characters that play around in her head.
Christine is a “pantser” in that she allows the story and characters to develop as she writes, riding the serendipitous energy of the muse.
When her high-heels were not echoing in the halls of justice, Christine studied sculpture at Otis College of Art and Design. So when she is not musing over her stories or pounding away on her laptop, she is sequestered in the quiet inner sanctum of her studio, with hammer and chisel in hand, searching for that one clear note, that poetic line that can only be expressed in stone. Follow her on Facebook HERE.
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