Welcome to the Rhode Island Authors Showcase! Each day in November, this blog will feature a different Rhode Island author. Read the post and leave a comment and you are eligible to win this day’s giveaway!
Leave a comment every day this month for over 30 chances to win either our Grand Prize (a $250 Amazon gift card), our Bonus Prize (a $100 Amazon gift card), or a Cheer-Up Prize (amount to be determined), just in time for holiday shopping!
A winner will be randomly selected one week after the publication of the blog post, and the Grand Prize and Bonus Prize winners will be randomly selected on December 7, 2021. For the daily giveaways, the author will contact you directly to coordinate delivery. Print books for delivery within the US only, please.
“The collection of my life’s experiences have sculpted me into the artist I am today.”
She is an artist. A musician. A songwriter. A composer. A singer. And an author.
You can learn so much about this multi-talented woman by visiting her website: https://www.suebrescia.com/
In the beginning of 2020, and for the next 18 months after that, Sue began journaling through art to showcase the strength of the human spirit during a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic.
In Sue’s own words: “When the pandemic blanketed the world, I was so riveted by the courage and resilience of the human spirit that I wanted to find a way to convey those feelings. With charcoal in hand, the new journey began and The Year the World Stood Still came to life. Life is a rollercoaster of emotions, regardless of who we are, where we live, or how old we are. Learning to journal through various art forms helps process emotions and contribute to healing.”
Whether you are a frontline worker, history buff, survivor, or know of someone who sacrificed their health for the good of others, The Year the World Stood Still connects with readers of all ages. It includes pandemic statistics and a place to journal one’s own experience during COVID-19. This beautiful piece memorializes the endurance of the human spirit and proves that together we can overcome even the worst of times.
Sue says, “I hope this book serves as a reminder of who we are, the moral obligation we share with one another, the fortitude of the human spirit, and that hope will always shine through the darkest of times. I encourage you to pull from within and express yourself through whatever creative methods give you a sense of freedom and joy.”
Sue has very generously offered to give away a copy of this beautiful hardcover book. Your comment on this post enters you into the drawing (as well as giving you an extra entry into the Grand Prize drawings at the end of this feature). How has COVID-19 changed you?
Join us on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the CROWNE PLAZA in Warwick for the 9th Annual Rhode Island Authors Expo!