Author Kayce Stevens Hughlett is a long-time blogger and contributor to several collections and online publications. Her 2012 non-fiction book, As I Lay Pondering: Daily Invitations To Live a Transformed Life, is a lyrical and lucid treasure that invites readers to new awakenings throughout the year. Her latest creation, Blue: a novel, releases September 10, 2015.
A native of Oklahoma, she and her family relocated to the Pacific Northwest more than twenty-five years ago. Her first career was as a posh accountant in a downtown high-rise, now she’s an artist of being alive and speaker practicing creative lifestyle coaching around the world. Learn more about Kayce here.
"Blue: a novel"
One insecure perfectionist. One guilt-ridden artist. One child-woman who talks to peacocks. A trio of complex heroines on separate journeys toward a single intertwined truth.
Blue—a subtle psychological mind-bender where each heroine is her own worst enemy. Eccentric. Loveable. Unforgettable.
"Three women live their lives, and are somehow connected in a mysterious way. During the story there are more and more pieces of the puzzle that fit together, until in the end the whole seablue picture is complete. At that point, all three women have shown some wonderful strength, deep emotions, and a completeness when they dare to fit together." Jantine Kampes-Schimmel ~ Goodreads
Released in January 2012, As I Lay Pondering: daily invitations to live a transformed life is a fresh and innovative daybook that hints of a memoir, reads as a gentle guidebook, and resonates with the human experience. Each of the 366 daily entries conjures the ineffable with soulful specifics—some tiny and concrete, others dreamily unreal—always seamlessly present. It is no heavy-handed moral guide to self-improvement; rather it is an invitation into the bigness of life. Filled with inspiration, personal reflections, and simple activities to deepen the pathway to presence, it is the ideal companion for any transformational journey.
"Like Mark Nepo and Rachel Naomi Remen, Kayce invites me to learn with her day by day as she creates a handmade life. Her stories enlighten me while her prompts tickle my heart's ear to listen with more clarity and self-kindness. A beautiful way to spend a few minutes each day." Jennifer Louden, best-selling author and teacher"These daily meditations are a treasure, full of wisdom and creative invitations for your own pondering. Immerse yourself in a year of grace through this book.” Christine Valters Paintner, PhD, author of The Artist’s Rule: Nurturing Your Creative Soul with Monastic Wisdom