AUTISM, SENTIENT BIRDS, and the GHOST of a PRINCIPESSA

A MYSTICAL ROMANCE of YOUNG LOVE and OLD SOULS

Delphi Sharpe, an autistic teenage orphan with the extrasensory ability to converse with birds and paintings, has a tenuous grip on reality. After she falls in love with a boy in a 500-year-old painting, she strives to find the family she senses in dreams, believing her mother is ‘THE MONA LISA’ and her father is ‘DR. WHO’.

EXCERPT from ‘THE INDIGO PEARL’ – book one of two:

“When I was born my wings were too small to defend themselves… as if a white butterfly had alighted between my shoulder blades. Within the hour, they withered and fell like rose petals. At least, that’s what I assumed. But I was mistaken. They were folded tightly into an invisible bud, dreaming. And sometimes, when tropical breezes stir the treetops or I track a flock of geese across the sky, my phantom wings quicken and purr. When I’m angry, they bristle and hiss. It’s as if I’m carrying a kitten on my back.” – Delphi Sharpe

EXCERPT from ‘PEARL BY PEARL’ – book two of two:

“I see him… the boy spirit. My sweetheart, Cecco, walking towards me as if seen through a pane of frosted glass. But I look closer and smile. He’s not walking; he’s approaching. The two things are very different.

I beg him to stay longer this time. “No, Carissima,” Cecco says. He takes my hands in his and shakes them hard. His eyes are serious, almost cruel, and what he says next terrifies me. “A ghost can still die, Cara.”

Both novels in ‘The Pearl Series’ may be purchased for $3 each, here:

About Veronica Knox

Veronica Knox has a Fine Arts Degree from the University of Alberta, where she studied Art History, Classical Studies, and Painting. In her career as a graphic designer, illustrator, private art teacher, and ‘fine artist,’ she has also worked with the brain-injured and autistic, developing new theories of hand-to-eye-to-mind connection. Veronica lives on the west coast of Canada, supporting local animal rescue shelters, painting, writing, editing other author’s novels, and championing the conservation of tigers and elephants, and their habitats. Her artwork and visuals to support ‘Second Lisa’ may be viewed on her website - www.veronicaknox.com
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