Author Archives: Veronica Knox

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

SOMETIMES A PAINTING SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS

I became a full-grown cynic at eight, yet strangely, the belated gift of a teddy bear proved enlightening. I was definitely no ordinary child.
But then, Virgil was no ordinary bear.
In a life beset with sharp spindles and a distinct lack of white magic, it dawned on me that growing up was a perilous journey of life-threatening surprises. My mother tried to teach me that it was best to welcome each one with the wisdom of my namesake, Marcus Aurelius.
The Emperor, Marcus Aurelius, c.78 B.C. was a philosopher warrior who declared that success can only be reached by accepting, wholeheartedly, every obstacle that comes your way. Sadly, his truth registered too late to save me. I forgot that one must have the courage and patience to recall one’s childlike innocence, and remember, as the best fairy tales impart, to bring one’s whole heart into play when fateful stars drop questions on your plate.
And so, I disappeared long before I ran away from home.
– Aurelia Marcus
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FROM BACK TO FRONT and INTO THE MIDDLE AGAIN

‘TOMORROW AGAIN’ book three of the Bede Series middle-grade time-slip trilogy is complete, summarized here in its defining elements. BACK BLURB: My grandmother’s best friend was the ghost of my daughter whom she met sixty years before I was born. … Continue reading

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DISAPPEARANCES CAN BE REVEALING

TEENAGER AURELIA MARCUS DISAPPEARED LONG BEFORE SHE RAN AWAY FROM HOME – A GHOST STORY ABOUT A PAINTING that refuses to stay on the canvas. A troubled teenager’s life alters drastically when A FAULTY SLIDE PROJECTOR IN AN ART HISTORY … Continue reading

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THE BAREFOOT GHOST

The Titanic disaster changes the destiny of Finn Cleary, a drowned Irish boy whose pained mother had admonished him before sailing: “KEEP YOUR FIRST PAIR OF STORE-BOUGHT SHOES CLEAN AND UNSCUFFED TO MEET YOUR COUSINS IN NEW YORK OR I’LL … Continue reading

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‘THE INDIGO PEARL’

Following a phantom robin through the painted caves of Lascaux’s ‘hall of the horses’, takes THE SPIRIT OF DELPHI SHARPE, AN AUTISTIC TEENAGE GIRL IN A COMA, ON A POSTHUMOUS SEARCH FOR THE BOY IN A 500-YEAR-OLD PAINTING SHE FELL … Continue reading

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THE GHOST OF SNOW

Lady Nan closed her book of ghost stories with a snap and waggled her finger at her spellbound grandchildren “And so,” she said. “If you really want something enough, a little thing like dying won’t stop you.” Curmudgeonly Bede Hall … Continue reading

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INTRODUCING ‘TIME-SENSITIVE FICTION’

MIDDLE-GRADE TIME SLIP ADVENTURES WRITTEN IN LITERARY PROSE FOR THE ADULT READER – an adapted genre from author V Knox If time stands still anywhere, it’s at Bede. If ghosts haunt anywhere it’s in Bede Hall Bede Hall hovers in … Continue reading

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‘AMUSE BOUCHE’ … WORDS TO AMUSE THE MOUTH

LISA IS A BIG GIRL… She can speak for herself! “My name, Lisabetta Buti was an affront to my existence. I was Leonardo da Vinci’s beloved kid-sister, his assistant and apprentice, and the mother he was denied. We were born … Continue reading

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A TASTE OF INDIGO

A STORY OF YOUNG LOVE AND OLD SOULS When the extrasensory abilities of Delphi Sharpe, an autistic girl who converses with paintings and birds, are transplanted into the circuits of an android designed to retrieve famous works of art lost … Continue reading

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‘ET OB HOC AD’… AFTER, BEFORE, AND BECAUSE OF IT

When one door closes, another door opens And so, as ‘TOMORROW AGAIN’ closes ‘the Bede trilogy’ – a time-slip adventure for ages thirteen and up, I open up the before time: ‘AFTER, BEFORE, AND BECAUSE OF’ the trilogy in the … Continue reading

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