Soul Seasons Publishing
PRAISE FOR WORKS
Praise for She Will Stay:
“This work, comprehensive yet concise, is a valuable tool for recovery of the trauma victim and the important supportive relationships necessary to rejoin the ‘normal’ world after experiencing unspeakable events. The author’s life experience is as important as his education, intelligence, and insight….”
Praise for She Will Stay:
“As the wife of a police officer, She Will Stay has been an important part of our marriage journey, answering questions and giving clarity on how my husband thought, reacted, and saw life from behind the badge.”
She Will Stay Participant
Praise for Creative Juices: “With Creative Juices, Beach has given us writers a road map, gently and patiently helping us to navigate our way along the writing life. Whether you are a writer with many miles under your belt or a wide-eyed writer just setting out, this is for you.”
Shawn Smucker, Light from Distant Stars, The Edge of Over There
THE DUO BEHIND SOUL SEASONS
Cynthia Beach is an English professor and writer. Her articles, short stories and contributions appear in newspapers, literary journals and books like Hope in the Mourning Bible (Zondervan, 2013) and Horse of My Heart (Revell, 2015). She cofounded the two-day Breathe Christian Writers Conference and is marketing her novel, The Surface of Water and publishing Creative Juices: A Splash of Story Craft, Process & Creative Soul Care (2019).
Dave Beach is a 60-something therapist/writer, author of the award-winning Following the Man of Sorrows: A Theology of Suffering for Spiritual Formation, co-author of The Essential Bible Companion to the Psalms, and contributing writer to Hope in the Mourning Bible. He currently serves as the Mental Health Director at the Johnson-Brower Foundation where he provides trauma counseling for combat veterans and first-responders. Dave wrote curriculum and taught college-level courses like psychopathology, research and statistics, and spiritual formation. His perennial interests are the intersections of theology, psychology, sociology, and what it means to be human.
About Soul Seasons Publishing
Soul Seasons Publishing by Design promotes thoughtful and integrated conversations about spiritual and creative formation.
Artful story craft. Perennial human issues. Authentic spiritual growth. These passions drive us forward as writers and as a publishers. These values also characterize the offerings, both fiction and nonfiction, from Soul Seasons Publishing by Design.
July 14, 21, & 28
"Stir Your Writing Juices: Write Fiction and Nonfiction Stories with More Courage" with professor & writer, Cynthia Beach
You've thought, "I need to write this down." But when you try, you hear a negative voice, and you might stop. Our inner critic can smother our writing attempts. But we can learn ways to quiet this voice and write. Learn helpful creative practices from Professor Cynthia Beach, so you can be freer to follow your writing nudge. Together we'll explore how to strengthen our writing approach—how to let ourselves write. Then we'll explore and practice story craft structures that can improve the quality of our fiction or nonfiction. Our text will be "Creative Juices: A Splash of Story Craft, Process and Creative Soul Care."