Silicon Valley resident Marjorie Veil has been conditioned to ignore her own truth, to give way her power, to subjugate in relationships with others, and to settle for the path of least resistance. But she has many surprises in store, for there are synchronistic forces at work in her life that, if she listens, will lead her to her authentic heart and happiness. The seemingly impossible happens in the wild of the Los Padres National Forest where Marjorie goes on retreat to make sense of her life when she thinks she has gone insane. The innocence of the Native American orphan Marjorie befriends, as well as more mystery and adventure than she bargained for, show her how love can heal in what turns out to be a transformative spiritual quest.
BETWEEN WILL AND SURRENDER, Book One of the “Enter the Between” series and first place winner in the 2016 Northern California Publishers and Authors Awards for fiction, is a paranormal adventure of personal growth and transformation, which takes the reader on a visionary journey into the wilds of the Los Padres National Forest, home of the Esselen, one of the smallest Native American populations in California nearly exterminated as a result of the Spanish Missions. Like the fires that blaze through the Los Padres National Forest, the mysterious voice in Marjorie’s head burns the frameworks that imprison her, transforming them into blackened snags, a perfect habitat for the seeds of awareness buried deep inside her to burst into life.