Someone asked me why I started writing…
Because my life was too heavy and my mind needed an escape.
Welcome to the World of Stella Jones
I am a wife, mom, plastic surgeon and author.
Some time ago I suffered a major professional blow and was diagnosed with MS.My imagination and writing became my lifeline and refuge. Stella Jones and ‘A Human Story’ are the fruit of all of that suffering.
I have had many triumphs and joy in my life. But those lulls??? Those valleys??? The crushing blows to our egos that send us into hiding and despair???? That’s where this book and the entity known as ‘Stella Jones’ really saved me.
There have been SO many things and experiences in my adult life that I had no road map to navigate, and writing became an outlet for me to wrangle with those ideas and come to terms with my own prejudices and preconceived notions of right, wrong, just and possible.
There have been many things in my personal and professional life that I have NEVER been able to mark as rational or believable, and so I explored those things in my writing and it soothed those anxieties and made life more understandable and acceptable.
How did Stella Jones come to be?
Out of much pain, growth and forced evolution spawned a desire, maybe even a necessity, for me to create this vast parallel universe and express myself through written word.
Welcome Stella Jones, who has helped me nurse wounds, be silly, conquer fears and divulge things about myself and those around me,
that I wasn’t even aware of until the stories were done and the secrets out for all of the world to see.
What is my ultimate goal in life through everything that you see and that I do in my everyday life?
How I always hoped it could be.
We feed our souls by what we do for others.
My hope is that this platform will serve a purpose that helps others on their journey.
A Human Story
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Coming Soon: Four Stories
Often times when I’m writing a story, I will develop a forbidden kinship with some of the secondary characters and I can’t help but wander off into their lives and lurk in their dreams.
These four stories follow plot lines at the end of, and sometimes part of the way through, a novel in progress.
I couldn’t figure out which full length story to pursue next, following ‘A Human Story’, so here are a few tales to wet your whistle.
Sometimes you have to let go of the need to have completion and context, and instead flow with the energy of the characters and let them seduce you into their world, even if only for a little bit.
Be sure to drop me a line and let me know what you think.
My postal packages include my logo and the book cover art. EVERY time I go to the post office, or to drop off media packets at local book stores and libraries, someone compliments me on the packaging and asks for additional information, social media links and WHERE...
Often times when I’m writing a story, I will develop a forbidden kinship with some of the secondary characters and I can’t help but wander off into their lives and lurk in their dreams. These ‘Four Stories’ follow plot lines at the end of, and sometimes part of the...
Someone I know, who has a beautiful soul and a gifted mind, told me that the first chapter of my book made her have vivid dreams of being a mountain lion.
Someone I know, who has a beautiful soul and a gifted mind, told me that the first chapter of my book made her have vivid dreams of being a mountain lion. I’m carrying the elation I felt after that conversation and using it to catapult me into another week of...
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I’m just an accidental author who found her way home through words.
One of the most enjoyable things I get to do now is talk about these stories with people, and share how my life experiences have influenced and infused themselves into the characters and journeys laid out in the many tales I share with the readers.
Meeting one-on-one with readers and fellow authors has helped me become a better writer, listener and advocate for the characters.
I welcome the opportunity to meet more and more Book Club members, Writer Workshops, Literature festivals and any other gathering that welcome the written word.
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I’d love to come and chat!