A Lighter-hearted Quest for the Future
“Book lovers often try to find the authors hidden in fictional works, guessing which characters most resemble their creators. Other books lay their authors bare, their raw experiences revealed with hope – for understanding, compassion, shared enlightenment.
It is the latter that motived author and artist Jody Sims to write and illustrate “Sanctuary.” Her new book is a sequel to “Soul Provider: Conversations With My Cat” a 2014 Nautilus Book Award Winner.
From the dark stages of grief for what Sims and her partner lost, emerges a lighter-hearted quest for the future in “Sanctuary.” While there might always be a cloud or two, Sims’ story is one of self-healing and compassion, inspired by the rescued animals found in her paintings.
The book’s message is simple and clear: Sims hopes that her readers will understand these creatures represent all sentient beings, how we treat one another, and ideally what we could become.”
– for “Gay San Diego magazine” by Kit-Bacon Gressitt, who writes commentary and essays on her blog ExcuseMeImWriting.com and is a founding editor of WritersResist.com