My New Book written by JoAnn Deck …agent

My New Book written by JoAnn Deck …agent extraordinaire
Part Celestine Prophecy and part Proof of Heaven, the new visionary novel A Celestial Guide to Immortality by writer and professional communicator Felicity Harley is the rich read the “speculative” community has long desired. Ancient wisdom and secret truths unfold as we follow the life of Mehr (Persian for “love”) through her African, Caribbean and English upbringing to the stargates of the Middle East, from her time as a journalist contemplating the human condition to her deep explorations of healing, loss, love and future realities.

As a spiritual James Bond, the heroine Mehr shares exotic locations, schooling in England and her work as a British agent for M16 in Iran. Later as an investigate reporter, she confronts the senseless pain and savage cruelty that lead her to spread the precious wisdom of the Grail. Her role to uncover and explain the hidden knowledge of existence occurs through a new understanding of quantum mechanics that allow for parallel and holographic universes, a timely conversation for today, all spun into a compelling narrative and romantic story.

Steeped in both feminism and a lush sensuality, A Celestial Guide to Immortality is like a kaleidoscope opening up in unexpected combinations and exposing the heart of the human experience. With a flavor as alluring as The Night Circus and as shocking as The Age of Miracles, Harley’s work will excite book clubs looking for an exotic read grounded in the new language of quantum physics and the many possibilities that await us all.


I am wondering why I am liking Vikings more than Game of Thrones.   When it started I really loved Game of Thrones – it was intriguing.  Now I am beginning to think that there are far too many characters and it is the same old, same old.  It all seems to be becoming too medieval and too mixed up.  Rather like eating mushy porridge.   Quite frankly I am beginning not to care about who gets to sit on the Iron Throne.

On the other hand I am becoming more intrigued with Vikings and Ragnar Lothbrook (aka actor Travis Fimmel) and his wife.  For one thing it is a simpler plot to follow.  Additionally it is historically accurate so these guys and gals really existed.  I am interested in aspects of the Viking culture which allowed women to fight with men and gave them equal property rights.

On a more superficial level both the men and the women are all really good looking.  Take off  your shirts more often guys, us ladies can tell you’ve been working out!  (Unfortunately not any fabulously sculpted pectoral muscles like these to be seen on Game of Thrones)! 

And to boot, here is the legendary Ragnar Lodbrook’s (Hairy Breeches for his bearskin britches) famous death song : “It gladdens me to know that Baldr‘s father [Odin] makes ready the benches for a banquet. Soon we shall be drinking ale from the curved horns. The champion who comes into Odin’s dwelling [Valhalla] does not lament his death. I shall not enter his hall with words of fear upon my lips. The Æsirwill welcome me. Death comes without lamenting… Eager am I to depart. The Dísir summon me home, those whom Odin sends for me Valkyries from the halls of the Lord of Hosts. Gladly shall I drink ale in the high-seat with the Æsir. The days of my life are ended. I laugh as I die.” 

Oh boy and he was a hell of a poet too!


Spring Blog

So glad Spring is finally on its way.   Enjoying the crocuses that are pushing up through the tough ground and also the heads of the daffodils and almost blooming hyacinths.   It is a pleasant respite from all the goings on in North Korea, North Dakota and the Anti Gun Control lobby.

I am wondering if these events and key people are all tapping into some kind of Jungian subconcious river, and if you could perhaps draw a comprehensible line from Kim Jong to Bette Grande (with her smiling baby panda brooch) and Senator Mike Lee and his opinion piece on his opposition to background checks for gunowners.

Being a Republican Senator from Utah he is probably also very much in favor of the North Dakota  law.  He would probably be unable to see any kind of dichotomy between his anti-life editorial and his pro-life stance on abortion.  I’ve found that often those who belong to the Republican Party, are part of the ruling Junta in North Korea, and the Moslem Brotherhood for that matter, don’t often see the hypocracies and inconsistancies in their points of view.

Anyway happily back to spring and the bullfrogs!

March Walk

A warm day in March

sets the bullfrogs off like

a symphony with an invisible conductor

that fills the evening with spring sounds,

coming through the transparent blackness

that is just closing its shutters.

Folding us into its dark center.


We walk by the pond  

and the frogs stop slowly.

One by one, the horn section

dies, leaving the flutes of

the peepers to carry the melody.


We stand on the other side

holding our fingers to our lips

And wait…………………………..

after a few minutes, a reward

as the slow deep harmony resumes.

We creep on quiet feet

towards our driveway,

and smile at each other  

as we hear a single bullfrog

down in the stream by the culvert,

begin once again to blow

his welcome to the spring.