Spring has sprung, and the most amazing partnerships are in the works. I can now share that I am in recording with the delicious Sebastian York on a wonderful new series by the ever-prolific Nana Malone, The Players. Can't wait for you to hear all of them.
Thank you for your support and encouragement over this last year and for continuing to be fans!
Darryl is on a quest for peace. His chance at fatherhood was taken from him long ago, and an IED in Iraq ensured he would never get another. In Big Falls, Oklahoma, the McIntyre brothers hire him to keep an eye on their beautiful cousin Sophie in case her criminal ex shows up. He doesn't expect to fall head over heels.
Dr. Sophia McIntyre's life was blown apart by a drug dealing ex who cost her her job and nearly her medical license. She goes to Big Falls because she has nowhere else to go. And the minute she gets there, things start to get better.
Is it because of that letter to Santa her Aunt Vidalia convinced her to write?
Within days she meets a beautiful man with a deeply wounded soul. And oddly, she finds herself giving him the same advice the town Santa gave to her: to try believing again, and if it's too much to believe, then just try hoping.
Love, magic, and miracles ensue.
Because this is Big Falls, Oklahoma. Miracles are an everyday occurrence around here. Especially at Christmastime.
What happens when one harrowing incident changes your life, splitting it between before and after?
On the fourth day of what Lara Naughton thought would be two weeks of bliss in Belize, she was kidnapped and assaulted by a man pretending to be a cabdriver. Held in the depths of the tropical forest - alone with the jaguar man - she found that compassion was her only defense.
Lara's survival and journey of healing is poignant, compelling, and exceptional. Bending the limits of reality, she uses myth to process her experience. As Lara seeks a new understanding of herself, her lyrical, haunting prose reveals a belief that there is room for compassion - for self and others - even in the midst of violence.
Lara Naughton is an author and documentary playwright. Her work includes Never Fight a Shark in the Water: The Wrongful Conviction of Gregory Bright. She is a certified compassion cultivation trainer through The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University School of Medicine. She lives and teaches in New Orleans.