Awakening: A Catalog of Dreams
by Christa Ashley Gorman
As the title suggests, Awakening is a collection of dreams. In keeping and refining a dream diary, Christa Gorman has cataloged the potent and emotional images of her dream world.
These dreams, each a short story unto itself, offer insight into the surviving spirit of the dreamer, once the victim of a scaring hostage situation. Many of the enclosed dreams revolve around survival. Persistence in terrifying situations makes this possible.
At 26, Christa is the survivor of a hostage situation. She has successfully turned this experience into a gripping collection. Her dreams and words reflect both her fear and determination. This catalog of deep-sleep serves to inspire the persistence and bravery necessary for life in reality, not just in the vivid world of dreams.
About the Author
Christa is a native of Heidelberg, Germany and has made her home in various places across the United States. Now a U.S. citizen, she resides in the state of Indiana and works a business owner.
As a survivor of a hostage situation, writing began as a form of self-therapy. Christa entered college, but found writing far more rewarding than the pursuit of a high-paying career in the medical field.
In addition to Awakening, she has published two earlier poems.
(2013, Paperback, 96 pages)