For me, a good novel is an exploration that expands our self-awareness. It's also an escape from our daily dramas and unrealized dreams, even allowing us to see reality differently. And in the intense reality of this election year, a compelling novel can even help us surrender mindsets that no longer serve us.
In Natural Disasters, A Love Story, the protagonist Maggie Chisholm had to let go of who she thought she was in order to embrace her true self .
It's my hope that readers will discover more about themselves through Maggie's experiences. For when we start accepting the reality we've created for ourselves by our choices, we can abide in the reality of what is and start making better choices for our lives.
Which is a whole lot easier than butting heads with illusions. I do think Maggie would agree.