SEATTLE (PRWEB) April 25, 2012
New novel Jula’s Loom (published by Trafford Publishing) by Kathy Knowlton takes an in-depth look at the relations that make a community.
“I wanted to explore that concept of community in detail and specifically to show how a society without religion might still find a center in experiences of the sacred,” says Knowlton.
In Jula’s Loom, readers are introduced to Jula as she returns triumphant from winning the First Intergalactic Interspecies Games. She feels deep relief to be home. Even though humans have only lived on the planet for 20 years, they are thriving and fully committed to living sustainably, not ruining this world as they did Earth. Jula’s success at the games has united her home’s various factions in common pride and celebration, the tranquility doesn’t last long. Jula and her friends discover a crime that threatens to destabilize everything. To regain peace, they will have to solve the crime and come to terms with its consequences.
Knowlton, who has been a psychologist in private practice for over 25 years, brings her experience in human analysis to her storytelling. Creating richly drawn characters, Knowlton draws the reader into the inner workings of the human psyche when faced with adversity, fear and opposition.
Reviews for Jula’s Loom:
“Very original, very engaging, very wise. Imagine a far away planet, teeming with its own unique life forms, where earthlings have gone to create a new, sustainable world and where adventurous teens lead the way. Then throw in a murder mystery, the excitement and uncertainties of young love, and the wonders of inter-species communication and you have quite an imaginative journey.”
—Bruce M. Firestone, Ph.D., former editor of Carolina Quarterly
“I love this story. The characters have depth and personality and their relationship to their world is amazing. I could read about them for a long, long time. “
—Naomi Oderberg, Ph.D., psychologist, child and family specialist
”The most remarkable thing is the vividness of the fictional world. You can almost taste it and smell it. And once you have been to that world, you may never see our own the same way.
—Margy Heldring, owner, Madison Park Bookstore
Knowlton hopes readers take away an important message from Jula’s Loom: “getting along with each other and our home really matters.”
About the Author
Kathy Knowlton lives with her husband in Seattle where she works as a psychologist. She and her husband own a horse farm in Auburn, Washington. She is the author of the Weavers series, which includes Weavers of Destiny.
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