In Sarissa’s world, an axis world is a fusing point, or the gateway, between the human and animal species. It is a world where alchemy has no limits. Being human does not negate being animal. It is a place where humans and animals are independent and interdependent. They are equal and one with nature. In the axis world, Sarissa is comfortable, powerful, confident, and completely in control, unlike her existence in this world where she is weak, easily intimidated and scared most of the time. Sarissa’s first challenge comes from a strange human who emerges from the woods and appears to threaten her existence. Sarissa embraces her animal instincts and transforms into a forbidding, gigantic snake that matches and surpasses the power of the stranger. With her first taste of blood, Sarissa transforms from the snake into a power wolf. As a wolf, Sarissa experiences power with every step and she runs, swiftly toward her new life. Sarissa becomes strong, capable and endowed with supernatural powers.
Sarissa experiences extreme doubts about the experiences she had with the wolf. She is convinced that she is not asleep when she transforms into a wolf but feels she may be losing her mind because the wolf’s existence is indisputable. She becomes obsessed with the idea that she has embodied the essence and characteristics of a wolf but remains resistant to the idea of people transforming into animals. When Sarissa gave up on herself, the souls of her ancestors sent Anaghia, Sarissa’s Alfa wolf and shamanka ancestor, to endow her with the power of the wolf. Sarissa’s powers of perception, sensing and intuition are keen enough for her to see what no human can see, hear, taste, smell or sense. Anaghia transforms into several animals. With each transformation she takes Sarissa on a trip that endows her with greater self-knowledge, strength and freedom.
The Wolf blends truth with fiction, drama with suspense; and the spiritual with the supernatural. Through the power of the wolf, Sarissa was released from the effect of victimization that took place 24 years earlier in her life.
Born: July 3 Place: Youngstown, OH Current Residency: Stone Mountain, GA Author/Playwright/Nonprofit Executive Wrote first short story at age 13. Enjoys writing edge-of-truth fiction with strong female heroines.