I’m excited to announce that The Way Gargoyles Play has been nominated for the 2017 Readers Choice Awards by TCK Publishing! Please show your support by casting your vote today. It’s as simple as clicking on the image to the left, then clicking to page 6 for the list of memoir nominations, scroll halfway down the page until you see The Way Gargoyles Play and click on the book to cast your vote. Thank you for your support and for honoring my story and its message of hope and healing!
Cadelli’s hypnotic voice and powerful written words give way to a groundbreaking and transformative storytelling experience, one that has the power to heal. The Way Gargoyles Play is a refreshing new approach to how we experience books, and gives keen insight into the resilience of the human spirit.” Amy L. Beaver
Gargoyles dress like everyday people and hangout in everyday places. The powerful themes in this book resonate no matter your life experience, and Andrea’s personal stories inspire shared empathy as part of our collective human experience.” Hanburg
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Hello, and thank you for your interest!
In my debut book, The Way Gargoyles Play, I share my honest journey through life’s roughest storms. Through my personal stories and poetry, I connect with anyone who has experienced loss, grief, illness, and adversity. Whether you’ve encountered cancer, the loss of a child or loved one, abuse, or the loss of your own identity, the book reveals the internal and external Gargoyles that we must conquer in order to discover lasting happiness. Though I would not consider this a typical self-help book, I’ve included a specific plan for GROWTH to help you move past suffering, let go of fear, and make transformative changes in your life so you can embrace the happiness of now.
Artistically woven, each story is accompanied by one of my poems that reinforces the theme of the chapter. These poems were written for poetry slam competitions and they are most powerful as spoken word. For this reason, I’ve recorded my performances so you can fully experience the transformative power of words and interpret their connection to the stories. Below you will find a sample of the poetry audio files included in the book. Enjoy them and I hope they enhance your book reading experience! Note: Listening with earphones reveals the nuances of the sound design, so I highly recommend it.
Wishing you love, peace, and happiness! Andrea
“I ran so fast from grief, I was sure it would never find me. If it did, I was certain it couldn’t catch me.”
“The next day, I told Guilt I was breaking up. She smiled that condescending smile that I hated. ‘For good, this time’, I reinforced, ‘and you can take your friend, Shame, with you.’ She laughed. Now I was pissed.”
“It’s strange how you can sum up all the important events in your life in such a short time span, a single hour. And yet, we often give the past more power over our lives than it deserves. Days, weeks, months, and even years are freely donated to the past when we lock ourselves inside our suffering.”
“Growing up with my dad was so much fun. He liked to hunt, fish, canoe, hike, and explore new places, and I was his little adventurer. There was no place I wouldn’t go with him no matter how early, how cold, or how hot and humid it was. We were like Lewis and Clark.”
“It didn’t occur to me then that if a posse of nuns are sent to look for you, you’re going to be in big trouble when they find you.”
“I will share with you the embarrassing details of how I dressed in all black and snuck across the street to hide in a neighbor’s rose bush so I would have the perfect view when they pulled in the driveway. Yes, I know this sounds crazy but love does crazy things to people.”
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Help Support and Empower Women: A portion of book proceeds from May 9-16, 2017 will benefit The Breathe Network, a national organization dedicated to helping women trauma survivors through alternative healing modalities.
About The Author
Andrea B. Cadelli, MFA, is a Director, Producer, Blogger, Consultant, Speaker and Torchbearer based in Northwest Arkansas. This is her first book. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Theatre from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and has directed more than thirty theatre, film, and video productions during her career.
Andrea is the founder and CEO of Newcastle Pictures, a film and media production company. She is passionate about artistic expression through theatre, film, and storytelling. Her distinct career also includes leading dynamic retail teams for a Fortune 100 company for more than fifteen years. Her expertise in talent development, optimizing results, and finding creative solutions that drive innovation has established her leadership authority. While working her full-time job, she produced the feature length films: Come Morning and The Perfect Host: A Southern Gothic Tale.
As a leader and Torchbearer, her mission is to help light the path for those who want to succeed at life and business through meaningful change. Her blog, Life After This, is dedicated to helping followers achieve this type of transformation, as Andrea believes happiness and success are rarely found in the corners of the status quo. Follow her @ https://www.andreacadelli.com/.