My name is Talis Freeman and I am a writer and artist who enjoys all the beauty the West has to offer. When I am not writing, I am traveling with my family and discovering new places. I was raised in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, and appreciate the region’s grand buildings and history, which play heavily into my current novel. Since I grew up around water, I am drawn to lakes, rivers and the ocean.
A few years ago, I began a spiritual journey that has been taken me down dark roads. Like the main character in my novel, Facing The Music, I had to make peace with my family’s past. I let my burden go, so I could invite richer and more fulfilling experiences into my life.
I was inspired by the Divine to write a book, which became part of my healing process. Though somewhat autobiographical, Facing the Music transcends my personal experiences to form a coherent, compelling story of healing. The book’s protagonist, Mary Katherine O’Connel, struggles with overcoming her family’s legacy of sexual abuse and saving her troubled marriage.
My book is complete and I feel I am walking on a path to the next chapter. I thought that being whole and knowing myself would be the answer. I now know that healing is never totally finished.
It has taken me twelve years to return to the light and adapt myself to the world again. I found the world has changed tremendously, in ways that many find overwhelming. Instead of giving up, and believing things are only to get worse, I believe it is important to have faith. Though transitions sometimes look turbulent, passing through troubled times are the only way to evolve.