Author Archives: Joanellserraauthor

About Joanellserraauthor

My debut novel just released from Wido Publishing and on Amazon. Come see me at http://joanellserraauthor.com/

Warm Tidings On a Cold Winter’s Night.

On any given moment as I traverse our beautiful Sonoma square a dozen emotions can rise – amazement that the square is unscathed, sadness for the many children who lost their homes but still decorate the square with their art, … Continue reading

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Ancient Dreams

  November 9, 2017   I rise early on winter mornings, puzzling over my chaotic dreams, trying to make out the path through the forest of my mind. It’s there, if I give it my attention. Last night’s version: A … Continue reading

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Lifting up the part of our community hit the hardest.

Again – catching up on missing posts (from now on they will publish on both blogs simultaneously!) This one was November 2. Still very relevant – please consider donating!     In the aftermath of the fire, folks ask us, … Continue reading

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Sonoma Rising

Note- This was a post from October 22. It appeared on one blog and not the other (a few of them). I am catching up the missing posts here, so sorry if you get hit with several posts at once! … Continue reading

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This heart -breaking world journey.

    The events of late, from hurricanes to the horrible event in Las Vegas, leave us breathless, so aware of our fragility, and lack of control. Yesterday I listened to the interview of a man in Puerto Rico, describing … Continue reading

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Obituary Solace

    For personal reasons, this week I sought solace in the words of others who have faced loss by addiction. I found a series of obituaries, publicly denouncing the epidemic we face.  Elegies, written by the grieving, furious and … Continue reading

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A Glad Heart.

    It is hard to know, with each piece of fiction we create, if it matters.  This novel I have finished does not challenge your knowledge of World War 2, or create a world where women act as hand … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the eve of May.

Spring comes late this year. Slipping in between the sheets just when I’d lost all consciousness, had shifted from a long winter malaise to a true coma. I can barely rouse myself to open my eyes as the room grows … Continue reading

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Falling into quicksand.

  My dogs ran away one hazy afternoon, when I’d headed out for a consoling long walk through the marshes. I bent down to tie my shoe, and cell phone fell to the ground. I reached for it, placing the … Continue reading

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Sixteen

My youngest child is sixteen today.       He is still a child. A simmering bundle of appetites. He will eat cake with abandon, roll hard in muddy Rugby fields, and drop his things across the house like change … Continue reading

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