June 18, 2015
Reading Human Beings by Sally Blakemore
New Mexico Book Association Luncheon
Finalist Memoirs/Biography Division
Arizona-New Mexico Book Awards
Contact Joanna Hill <JoannaVHill@gmail.com> for details
Sally Blakemore's HUMAN BEINGS Ordinary Meetings with Extraordinary People
248 pages, 90 illustrations
6 x 9 Hard cover and Soft cover AVAILABLE on Amazon.com, BalboaPress.com and Barnes and Noble.com. ORDER TODAY!
Sally's interest in world travel is represented in stories of humans around the world.
WHAT people are saying about HUMAN BEINGS—
Sally Blakemore’s book,
Beings, shows the goodness of humankind in the form of chance encounters
with those she meets along the way. The book dazzles with its descriptions of foreign cultures and the magical
synchronicities of life. It entertains
as we follow the author through humorous, scary, and amazing experiences from
her childhood in West Texas to New York, South America, New Orleans, China,
Africa, and Bali as she pursues her passions. But above all, it teaches us about the common humanity we
all share. As the author demonstrates, when we are at home in the world the
world welcomes us, and that the attitude of acceptance is the key to embracing
the magic of extraordinary people in every day situations. As the she
concludes, destiny places allegorical bread crumbs in our paths and it is up to
us to perceive them and find our way home. It is clear that Blakemore’s home is
the world and it is a magical place. The wonderful artwork by the author
enhances the playfulness and creativity of her wonderful stories.
Joanna Hill, author of
Power of Prayer
around the World, Words of Gratitude for Mind, Body, and Soul,
Swedenborg’s Tiffany Angels
has a big generous heart and a wildly infectious sense of humor. That, along
with her keen observational skills help her chink out everyday life experiences
in her book like a sculptor, ultimately revealing raw humanity with all its
gruesome and lovable truths. With Blakemore’s artistry, she reveals a
series of richly human, nakedly honest observations and portraits-collected
with an enviable talent for remembering detail-through her life’s journey. It
has been a wild ride.
begun my magical journey into the World Of Sally. I am absolutely mesmerized by
her words. Funny, charming, moving, engaging, inspirational and so
quintessentially Sally! What a deeply lovely soul she has, to say nothing of
her amazing memory for details! I'm very impressed.
Live Art Studio, New Orleans
Starting with the dedication and pages of “in
gratitude,” we are introduced to the generous and curious heart of Sally
I didn’t dare miss what she had to say…weaving
memories, free-style cartoon illustrations, Sally offers vignettes from her
life that go back and forth, in and out of the ‘now’ and the ‘then’... so the
reader remains alert for the next detail and where they will lead.
Sally’s particular perspective on life is at once
universal and as flamboyant as her turquoise hair and distinctive laugh. You,
too, will laugh out loud and marvel at the depth of insight into all that makes
us Human Beings.
Ashisha, Marijane Mercer
Musician/Kumusha Women’s Marimba, Santa Fe