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Soul Stories: Safari To Mara & Aria of the Horned Toad
by Elizabeth Clark-Stern

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INTERVIEW
A Talk With Elizabeth Clark-Stern
By Smoky Zeidel

Soul Stories explores two worlds: the one we know with our feelings and sensessight,
scent, touch, belonging, joy, loss, renewaland the parallel world of dreams,
intuition, imagination, and the dimension of the unknown. Together these
realms inform, shape, challenge, and nurture the soul.

"The characters in both of these novels are so alive and compelling that they jump off the page right into your heart. Clark-Stern has the rare ability to blend her imaginative poetic voice with exciting page turning plots. These stories will not only touch and engage young readers but are great adventures that will appeal to all ages."Beverly Olevin, winner of Kirkus Discoveries Best Fiction, 2010: The Good Side of Bad



Safari to Mara finds our heroine on the brink of womanhood in Masai society. The only daughter in a sonless family, she is drafted to do work in the modern world, yet tradition calls her to prepare for initiation as a wife. In the wilderness of her namesake, Kenya’s Masai Mara, she finds an improbable guide who leads her into the mysterious recesses of her awakening heart.
READ THE FIRST THREE CHAPTERS
READ THE AUTHOR'S REFLECTIONS ON THE WRITING OF THE STORY



Aria of the Horned Toad
begins with the dream of a horned toad crawling out of Beatrice’s eyes, “so real I could feel his prickly little feet on my nose”. And so begins an odyssey to the source of all dreaming. Beatrice believes that in this dark and luminous place, she can find someone to fashion a dream to fix her Mama’s terrible ways, and soothe the longing in her own wild spirit.
  READ THE FIRST CHAPTER

READ THE AUTHOR'S REFLECTIONS ON THE WRITING OF THE STORY
Elizabeth Clark-Stern is a psychotherapist in private practice in Seattle,Washington. Before embracing this beloved work, she worked as a professional screenwriter. Her produced plays and teleplays include All I Could See From Where I Stood, Help Wanted and To See the Elephant. Her play, Out of the Shadows: A Story of Toni Wolff and Emma Jung, was performed at the International Jungian Congress in South Africa in 2007, and for the Archetypal Theater Company in New Orleans in 2011. For more complete information, see BIO. For Elizabeth Clark-Stern psychotherapist, see www.elizabethclarkstern.com.
 
For information on Elizabeth's freelance editor, Esther Hershenhorn, visit her website: www.estherhershenhorn.com

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