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Join local author J.A. Carter-Winward as she reads from her new book “Falling Back to Earth.” Falling Back to Earth is both a mystery, and search for self; an examination of how we all see truth differently, and how beliefs may blind us. It’s a story of loss, grief, love, parenting, and madness; one woman’s trek through them all, and her ability to ultimately find solid ground and redemption, through forgiveness.
From the back of the book:
Eve Spencer had always been grounded—her role as wife and mother, her role in the community, her role as Eve Spencer—all certain, firmly planted in her own mind. Until the day she remembers who she really is.
And it is not Eve Spencer.
Memories, like glass shards, shred through her mind, dismantling her world as the reality of her past threatens to rip apart her present: the memory of being lost as a child, then found, taken, and forced to play her role, a role she adopted as her own for over thirty years.
J.A. Carter-Winward is the author of four novels: Falling Back to Earth, TDTM, The Rub, Grind, and a short story collection, Shorts: A Collection. As an award-winning poet, her poetry trilogy (No Apologies, No Secrets, and No Regrets) contains genre-defying, convention-bending pieces that are a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Her work is available in local stores, (buy local. Order it in) or on Amazon.com in all formats, including some titles on Audible. Carter-Winward is also the author of a stage play, The Waiters. As a visual artist, J.A. (JulieAnn) has had paintings and her photography in several galleries throughout Utah.
With her love of performing, J.A. is as much at home on a stage as in a classroom, guest lecturing at the local university. J.A. speaks at literary events in both academic and community settings. She’s performed on stages from SLC to NYC.
In her spare time, J.A. writes, composes, and performs music—but even her songs are genre-defying: part-performance poetry, part-comedy, crass, sincere, heartbreaking; she sings and plays songs that do not “follow protocol,” her music as provocative and diverse as her writings.
A passionate social and political activist, J.A. confronts complex issues with a raw, powerful precision, blending personal experience and universal human experience with honesty and courage. Her writing explores the human condition with compassion and empathy; profanity and reverence; humor, severity, and an unparalleled ferocity. Called “one of today’s bravest voices in contemporary literature,” and “one of the best working poets in America today,” Carter-Winward continues to challenge, enrich, provoke, heal, and chronicle the vast spectrum of human emotion in her inimitable, yet multi-faceted voice.
Carter-Winward lives and writes in the mountains of Northern Utah.
Find the latest news and releases on her official author website: http://www.jacarterwinward.com
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