Lopez Island author Brenda Asterino will read from several of her books on healing, spiritual presence and caregiving. The reading will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 28, at the Lopez Library community room.
After a career in education, a major car accident in 1991 led to her first book, “The Phoenix Connection: Brain Injury and Healing through the Art of Living,” about the profound experiences and lessons she learned while healing from brain injury and experiencing a kind of rebirth.
“Written with impressive candor, poignancy and artless sincerity, the commentary comprising ‘The Phoenix Connection’ is thoughtful and thought-provoking, reflective and observative, and thoroughly engaging from beginning to end. Especially recommended reading,” writes the Midwest Book Review.
Her later works include “Sitting in Creation: Pondering Life,” a collection of poetry, short prose and photography that reflects the movement of a Midwest girl becoming a woman and stepping into her own power. Asterino has also written a manual for caregivers and self-advocates called “Celebrating Life,” which provides practical tools, forms and information to make the healing journey easier, safer and more effective. She is currently working on a collection of stories about past life memories and spiritual awakening.
Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Lopez Island Library. Asterino will sell and sign books after the reading.