Along My Garden Path
This anthology of in-depth, heartfelt poems will have a permanent place on my night stand. Each poem takes me inside not only of the mind of the author but also inside my own memory of feelings and thoughts I’ve had and have now.
Along My Garden Path
The rhythms of life are metered like poetry; unknowable and mysterious
Like a garden—always changing, often surprising. Chronicling a life filled with tumultuous joy and deep sorrow, celebrations of friends, and fondness for places, Holly Schwartztol leads us along her garden path where one turn may reveal the perfect bloom, while another twist highlights a dried husk.
She invokes brilliant images, personal notes, and vibrant personalities to take the reader into her universe—her garden—where the highs and lows of life are closely examined with a unique reality. You feel her emotions and suddenly you remember someone, a place, a moment, and realize that you, too, once had a reality almost like that.
Holly makes an intense point of contact in us, visualizing the garden path that we all must follow, acknowledging the rhythms of life that are part of the great discovery.
Holly W. Schwartztol has a Ph.D. from the University of Miami and recently retired from her psychology practice of 30 years. She likes to write novels she would like to read and focuses on the complexities of human relationships. Her characters prompt her writing and sometimes even she is surprised by where they lead her.
Holly’s first book, Sherry and the Unseen World, takes place during three summers in the late 1950s.
Her second novel, What We Tell, chronicles the friendship of three psychologists living in Miami, who harbor secrets from one another.
Her third novel is called Coming Around Again and is available both as an ebook and in paperback. All her novels have metaphysical facets. In Sherry and the Unseen World, Sherry has an Aunt Geraldine who teaches Sherry how spirit and psychic protection techniques can support and help her through difficult situations. What We Tell concerns three women who integrate spirituality into their personal and professional lives.
Her first book of poetry, Along My Garden Path, reveals her different life experiences.
Watch her March 2021 SFWA (South Florida Writers Association) interview on YouTube.