Are your dreams shrouded in clouds, battered by life or by a monsoon as in the cover photo? Would you rather they be clearly visible in bright sunshine?
Dream Repair Shop is a collection of prose... More > and poem reminders that dreams help each of us be more of who we are, that sometimes our dreams can benefit from a bit of polish or a thorough overhaul. Come on in, and bring your dreams!
The book begins with “Dream Stealers” and moves through 49 more pieces to wind up with the thoughtful “Never Forget.”
Along the way we travel with Chas through laughter and tears, friends and family, dreams fulfilled and dreams not yet lived.
Chas Ridley has written since she could hold a pencil. She writes of life as she knows it, and especially of transitions — joys, sorrows, changes, children growing up, children who don’t grow up, relationships, business. She lives much as she writes, with enthusiasm and embracing variety. Her other books include "Maggie's Questions About Heaven."< Less
Maggie’s Questions About Heaven is meant to spark discussion between adults and children about death as a part of life, a book filled with love of family and love of life. Maggie is a... More > 12-year-old whose grandmother, at the beginning of the book, had died one month earlier. The book progresses by a year, working its way through two letters from Maggie to her grandmother in Heaven plus 27 questions answered as her grandmother might have answered them if mail came to Earth from Heaven.
Early reader Carol Ann Clecker, a self-described Kindred Granny, said: “I’m in love … with Maggie and her innocent inquisitive thoughts … with Granny and her kind and gentle way to tell Maggie how much she is loved … with Chas Ridley for taking such an uncomfortable and sometimes ignored subject and injecting it with color, strength, light and much love.”< Less