Portion of the Proceeds from Sales of the "Legend" are reserved for COVID19 Charities
Paterson, NJ, is a city rich with our country’s history, outstanding in architecture and a beautiful natural landscape including the Great Falls Natural and Historical Park. Paterson a long time ago is the setting for this tale.
A portion of all proceeds from the Sale of this book in any form will be donated to Charities dedicated to those impacted by COVID19, a Corona Virus.
The rise of this Pandemic has taken us by surprise. If there is anything that can be done to help individuals and families in the aftermath of this situation, we would like to do our part.
A word from the author:
I was born in raised in Paterson. Though I left to study at Villanova University, I didn't think I would return to my home town at all, yet I did and after returning in 1985, I never left. Right away, I started my journey of creating arts for my community. I was very fortunate when in 1990, I was commissioned to write the History Play for the City's Bi-Centennial Celebrations of 1992. I counted my blessings and I wrote the play. I worked with William Paterson University on music for the project and we were recognized for our work by the Paterson Historic Preservation Commission. I was grateful that I had such an opportunity and I went on with the intention of creating contemporary works that would mean something to my community and those that will follow.
Working with a few friends at first starting in 1987, the artists in Paterson stayed under the radar. Together, we achieved something profound but mostly obscured and underrated- "homegrown" arts and entertainment that had lasting memories for us and a history of unique works of art that remain.
People who love Paterson, NJ appreciate and enjoy the many stories that were inspired here, before and after the Industrial Revolution. But as a lifelong resident of Paterson, it was easy to be inspired here.
Artists and storytellers share joy and their love of the arts in every work that they create. Storytelling, specifically, is a way of bringing people into an intimate realm. Books help spread knowledge and appreciation and this book was an opportunity for me to creative around the beautiful theme which is Paterson. The story just happened but "The Legend" lives on. There's more where this story came from. In "Magic of the Pearls," was written by chance. It just started from a photograph, which is included in the book. Writing and performing it, is fun. Audiences respond well. It is tragic yet inspirational. Unfortunately, the book mirrors our tragic situation currently yet was written in 2007.
I spent 2 years working on the paintings and formatting the book, uploading it and self-editing it. I uploaded it again and again. I loved every painful moment. I would love more opportunities to write and do what I love but it's a slow process.
I decided to share proceeds of the sale of this book with those charities dedicated to the impacts of infectious diseases specifically COVID-19 and other related charities because I could not ignore such a dire situation and such an uncanny similarity in the story and our experience in 2020 with Covid-19. It frightens many of us (as it does the characters in the story.) I hope I can remind people that beyond the horror, there is love. Otherwise there is no hope.
My historical fiction and non-fiction writings about Paterson, NJ, combine my love for the city with my love for history and the stories that make a city and I just had to paint the images, especially the Waterfall. I hope you will share this story on any occasion or at your next event.
If you are ready to love Paterson, NJ, as much as I do, and you like that you will get the book and make a contribution to something important please GET IT NOW! Support the arts and creativity and be inspired by this bittersweet tale of love.
Purchase this historical fiction book A Legend of the Season, Magic fo the Pearls. Support the arts and charity. I pray we will eradicate our fears and this dread disease with great speed.
God Bless Us, Everyone! If there was ever a time to Love it is now!