heart of clouds

Posted: November 14, 2013 in Uncategorized



from → Children’s bookHEART OF CLOUDSLiterary fiction


And now for something entirely different. My posts usually lean toward bleakness, but now I offer hope. I’ve just read a children’s book entitled “heart of clouds”.  It’s written by Adrienne Wilson aka Valentine Bonnaire, who also has a  Master of Arts degree in Counseling/Depth Psychology.  I  found it fascinating to read, magical,  inspiring and full of hope. This is a book our children should read. You can read it here:


From Adrienne Wilson:

Heart of Clouds is the story of a girl named Teenie Alexander.  I’m writing a series of books about the way she grew up in a little town by the edge of the sea.  In the first book she meets her first crush Devlin Underwood, and a magic sea turtle named Tut.  You can read the book in this blog, and I hope you like it.  I do, very much — because it’s like the kind of books that I grew up with.  When times were beautiful and gentle.  I plan to take it with me this year to the wonderful Writer’s Conference I go to.

I wrote this first novel in NaNoWiMo in 2009 and won!

Please pass my book to everyone you know? All my training as a therapist went into this simple, simple children’s book. It’s about this, but way, way more. I wrote it after reading Margaret Atwood‘s The Year of the Flood. I wrote it to cure. It isn’t fan fic? It’s mine, but The Wave was that flood. Only 229 pages or so, easy, easy reading and has great heroes in it. 

This year, she will be 14 and a half in the next novel in this series “The Seaheart.”

I’m in Facebook…

My graduate degree is from here:



  1. beautiful inspiration


    • Thanks for your kind words. I have read your posts and am inspired by what you wrote. I Had a specific purpose in promoting this book. The author, Adrienne, and I discussed it at some length. My part of the conversation is as follows:

      Hi Adrienne, HOPE is what I want to see in the eyes of young people. I have a friend, Loretta, who I’ve mentioned in my blogs. She is twenty years old, was raised on a native reservation in Canada. She is presently in court testifying against her attacker in a rape case. This is a new experience for her– having evidence and having someone prosecuted. When she lived on the reservation, she was raped nearly every time she walked on the road.

      Music videos, gangsta rap, people dressed as pimps and hos, are giving the wrong message to youth today. You and I grew up as hippies, “Make love not war”. I was attending York University in 1970 when the Kent State slayings took place. We protested, attended sit-ins, guest lecturers to our Humanities course were members of the Black Panthers, and other groups such as The Weather Underground.

      What was stressed was universal equality, love, bravely defending minorities, making a difference. Gentlemanly conduct was taken for granted. I too would like to contribute to the education of today’s youth, so that they have a better model to follow, “free of fear, no monsters”. My hope for our youth to have the bravery and skill to defend their own ideals, not feel that they have to imitate the behavior they see on TV. ~ Dennis


      • wow…. what we do makes a difference, it really matters… we ought to give the emerging generations a good example to follow… mine is Jesus, as you know. I will be praying over this for sure. and Thank you for your kinds words, I too, like you, love writing… looking forward to reading more of your posts. God bless!


  2. Dennis thank you so MUCH!


  3. E.D. says:

    sometimes we get so caught up in the sadness all around – and the world today is so sad… Sometimes best to lose yourself in something that makes your heart sing… The reason i write my blog is to share writings, that I hope, makes people a little happier or inspired. I don’t know that I actually do that, but that’s my intent.. best eve


    • Your writings certainly inspire me.The subtitle of your blog, is most appropriate: ” Stories of Love In Action – the Benefits of Giving”. ~ Dennis


      • E.D. says:

        hmmm, yes you have a point Dennis.. 🙂 I have a cute story of a tramp in Bulgaria who gives his daily coins to the church. Have you read about him? I should post the story this week.. but what to call it? – now that’s the rub….. ha!


  4. I know of a church that, when the collection plate is passed around, the pastor takes it to the back and weighs it. If It doesn’t weigh enough, he sends it around again. ~ Dennis


  5. jas says:

    Very Inspiring… life has been harder nowadays, if there’s one thing we should not lose… it is HOPE. Because If there is hope, we will have the drive to move forward and eventually we will again be back on track…HOPE comes with LOVE and TRUST, it seems to be a binding force that help us get on with LIFE…


    • I agree completely, we sabotage ourselves by creating barriers to love. There can’t be love without trust. To open our hearts to love, directs our thoughts outwardly to those we can help. ~ Dennis


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