I’ve just published my latest and 18th book titled The Many Portraits of Life (A Novel): Book One – Lives in Transition. This is a tale of relationships involving seven different stories of couples, families and friends and how their lives transition from where they are now to where they’re going, by choice and/or by circumstance:
“Moments in time – simple passages from the present into the future – transport us to a world of discovery that eagerly awaits our arrival. Like sea shells revealed by receding waves or coral suddenly transformed into tidal pools teeming with life, it is our choice to boldly and courageously seize the moment before it vanishes or slips through our fingers like so many grains of sand. In the excitement of these moments we experience the purity of unfolding expression and chance, where life introduces itself to us and hearts beat with renewed passion and urgency with each precious moment.
These are life’s signature passages, when we’re immersed in the process of living and most receptive to serendipity, carpe diem and to living life as it’s meant to be – spontaneous, unscripted and in the moment. It is into this unscripted world we now travel, where lives are open to chance, circumstance, trials of the heart, uncertain choices, self-discovery, heightened awareness, difficult challenges and hazardous routes – forming images of who we are, who we’re meant to be and who we choose to become by choice and/or by circumstance – ‘The Many Portraits of Life (A Novel)’…
Like a child waiting for an amusement park to open, I began this adventure tugging on imaginary shirt sleeves and pleading, “Can we go in now!” For a whole new world awaited my exploration, called ‘The Many Portraits of Life (A Novel).’ This journey began as an online adventure when I decided to write about relationships while at the same time immersing myself in many of my favorite themes and places. What began as a single relationship, quickly evolved into seven different relationships as I dreamed of circumstances I wanted to visit and explore. Soon these relationships began to overlap one another around the edges, until eventually they began to weave together into a tapestry of color and life – as if strolling through an exhibition titled ‘The Many Portraits of Life’ in the wing of an art museum.
It’s only natural that I would find myself paging through my favorite thoughts and places as this story unfolded into a rainbow of my dreams. You will find parts of me within each and every character, setting and place as I invite you to stroll with me through this landscape of my heart’s desires, leading to unexpected situations and destinations in this world of my imagination that now eagerly awaits your arrival – for this is the world within which we live – this gallery of our lives, this world of our hopes and dreams, ‘The Many Portraits of Life’… Cheers! Mark”
Link to the Kindle Book – free to read with Kindle Unlimited – view this post online to see the link:
Link to the Paperback Book – 6″x9″ format, 240 pages:
Link to my Amazon Author Page: