Have you ever questioned randomness?
Do you wonder in your life, or any life, whether or not the choices we are offered
are really choices or if fate determines our destiny?
With her third book Jo Ann Brown-Scott offers a fresh and energetic novel about the life-long evolution of a contemporary woman artist. In her characteristically vivid, painterly voice, at times both irreverent and profound, Brown-Scott composes the story of a maverick, free-spirited woman, awarded with creative DNA and privilege at birth yet scarred with a childhood of loss and family dysfunction. Fueled with these ideal circumstances for artistic creative development, the heroine Annie breaks loose to become the Bohemian abstract artist she was born to be.
During her artistic maturation, relationships with three prominent men in her life, a salesman, a contrarian and a Swede bring seemingly random disorder, chaos and instability as her art continues to acquire complexity and growth toward success. Facing complicated challenges Annie gradually becomes faith-based, spiritual and enlightened during her struggles to thrive. She questions randomness; can life’s moments of perfect timing be attributed to mere coincidental chance? Do we have any real choices, or is a life already written in the stars as karmic retribution or reward?
Art mirrors life; paintings are a life journal. In Annie’s mixed media life we discover her soul – her humor, courage, passion and her relentless amazement at life itself partnered with her embrace of all that remains mysterious and unknown. She learns of possible past lives; she questions the complete and utter finality of death. Her paintings morph into powerful, carefully structured compositions indicative of her intellect, fire and passion. Her messages about life are evident in the exuberant color and pattern of her art.
Only after Annie hits emotional rock-bottom and is brought to her knees with adversity does the universe present her with an option that hints at both restoration and renewal. They say that karma is a bitch, but more often it is just karma. When it does intervene it is nonjudgmental; pure, swift and arriving in the nick of time to level the playing field once again. It comes bearing gifts for a gutsy, risk-taking woman, many times burned; a chance and a choice that just might balance the scales and enable Annie to grasp some reward in the last chapter of her life. If she decides to take one more leap of faith, the results could be astounding. Will she choose wisely? What is her destiny?
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Congratulations! It must feel so exciting aside from the hard work but still their is an amazing feeling you get when you accomplished something like this!- Wish you the best on sales and I will let me reader friends know about this book!!
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You are soo kind! I believe the marketing is just as difficult as writng the manuscript – my book is self-published and the challenge is apparent. Self-publishers are making huge strides however and getting the respect they deserve….things have changed for the better in that regard.
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Writing a book is not for the faint of heart, and Jo does not fit in that category by any stretch of the imagination. Jo’s new book has just published within the last several days, and can now be ordered on Amazon. I’ve only read two chapters so far, and this is going to be one of those books that is a good read and you don’t want to put down.
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