Monday, March 5, 2018

The BIG Deal - Post by Lynnda Pollio, Author of Trusting the Current

Lynnda Pollio, author of the B.R.A.G Medallion winning novel Trusting the Current, has written a thought-provoking piece on what makes 2018 such a noteworthy year and how we can all best face the ups and downs it is likely to bring. You can read the piece on Medium HERE. To learn more about Trusting the Current and its author continue on below!
Publication Date: November 5th, 2013
Publisher: SageHeart Media
Pages: 288

Trusting the Currents is a multi-award winning visionary novel that guides readers into their own truth and transformation.

Author Lynnda Pollio's life as a busy New Yorker abruptly changes when she unexpectedly heard the mystical, elderly voice of Addie Mae Aubrey, a Southern, African American woman. Her first words, “It’s not what happened to me that matters,” begin a spirited remembering of her teenage years in the late 1930s rural South and the learned wisdom she asks Lynnda to share. As women from different times and different places, they embark on an uncommon journey together.

Narrated by Addie Mae Aubrey, Trusting the Currents is a spiritual story of self-discovery—of faith, courage, forgiveness, and the uneasy search for one’s place in life. Beginning at age eleven with the unexpected arrival of beautiful, mysterious cousin Jenny and her shadowy stepfather, Uncle Joe, Trusting the Currents explores Addie Mae’s reluctant awakening. As Jenny, the story’s mystical center, introduces Addie Mae to the spiritual world, a caring teacher, Miss Blanchard, guides with the power of reading. Romantic love enters her life for the first time with Rawley, and we experience how Addie Mae’s emerging sense of self compels her to a life-altering decision. Throughout the story, her mother remains an unwavering source of love, even when fear and evil shake their lives. Unfathomable loss and rising trust in the “Invisibles” not only transform Addie Mae’s budding life, but leads to the author's own spiritual awakening.

Addie Mae reveals how life blossoms when we have the courage to not only accept but also learn from mistakes and sorrow. Her story may belong to one woman, but the lessons it teaches belong to everyone willing to open their hearts and listen to the truth within their souls.

Praise for Trusting the Current

"While Pollio admirably asks "what right did I have to tell a black southern woman's story?" her saga holds surprising power, at times approaching the grandeur of The Color Purple and Beloved with the insights of a delightful wise-child narrator. Gorgeous imagining of a touching, memorable guiding spirit." - Kirkus Reviews

"The simple, affecting tale of Addie's life is engrossing. Religion, culture, and family blend together seamlessly in this haunting and refreshing story." - Publisher's Weekly
"Lynnda Pollio guides us gently but mindfully through the darkness and beyond the place where blood is born. Trusting the Currents slips through the skin, stains the eyeball. In a recurrent dream I am standing in the center of a circle with my maternal elders. My initiation assignment is to weave a basket tight enough to hold water. I run throughout the forest gathering sticks, bark, reeds, stalks. Of course from dream to dream, the basket is never tight enough. When I neared the closing chapter of Trusting the Currents, I knew I would dream that dream again facing myself in the eyes of wise women. The women of Trusting the Currents traveled with me and showed me that my ancestors were holding and offering everything I've ever needed to hold the water. This ethereal story narrative chants the wild instructions for weaving the collective refuge-building spiritual baskets that are needed in this time of now, in this space of here.
“The voices in Trusting the Currents refuse to be muted as they bring us face to face across the divides of race, class, religion. This is a powerful story that is an offering, a revival, benediction, altar, and a powerful calling for the return of all long-obscured matriarchs. All praises for Trusting the Currents....enlightening, and highly evolved."- Jaki Shelton Green, North Carolina Piedmont Poet Laureate, North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame
"This book is the most beautiful one I have read in a very long time. Not only is it exquisitely written but also there is a wealth of real wisdom in its pages. The very act of reading it is somewhat akin to a spiritual experience." - Amazon Reviewer

"It's rare that a book resonates so deeply, but this one did just that. It seems, too, that what the author says is true: Addie Mae draws readers to her. I discovered Addie Mae while in the midst of a current, and her wisdom and courage have inspired me to embrace it and look forward with happy anticipation to where it's carrying me. 'Trusting the Currents' is a beautifully written and timeless story, one that captivates from beginning to end and leaves you wanting more. A must read!! - Amazon Reviewer

 "The kind of fictional story you read, re-read, and re-read, and yet still discover something new every time. It is beautifully written and carries a delicate energy that made it hard for me to let go of the book until I was done reading. 5++" - Amazon Reviewer
"This is the first book in quite a few years that I couldn't put down after I started it. It is a journey of a beautiful adventure written in the most poetic words that speak to one's heart. I am immediately wanted to share this book with everyone I know who loves to read a good book. Trusting the Currents is a wonderful spiritual story that will stay with you for a long time. The title alone will encourage you through times of trouble or change, in your life or perhaps of loved one. Absolutely loved this book" - Amazon Reviewer

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About the Author

Lynnda Pollio was born in New Jersey and lives in New York City. But she considers Sedona,
Arizona to be her soul home. An intuitive and empath by birth, Lynnda has always been deeply committed to elevating human consciousness. This life purpose guided her as an advertising executive, a consultant and thought leader in conscious business practices, and as the world’s first Chief Consciousness Officer for the foremost futurist marketing consultancy. Currently, she supports businesses and people who are committed to doing good in the world. She never expected to write a book until she started hearing the voice of an old, black, Southern woman asking her to tell her story. Trusting the Currents took 12 years to write and indie-publish. Since then, it has won 12 book awards and garners extraordinary and quite beautiful reviews. Lynnda feels it her life mission to bring Trusting the Currents into the world.
To learn more about Lynnda as well as her writing visit her blog and website. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads.

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