“A riveting tale about the fine line between fantasy, reality, and the happiness and perils of sculpture as an art form. . . . Andie’s statues hold the key to her survival. The question remains: Are the statues, in fact, healing Andie’s broken heart and re-sculpting her perceptions, or are they a tool that enables her to forgive herself enough to rejoin life? Fascinating and well-developed, Christine Roney writes a thrilling tale that will stay with the reader long after they have closed the book. A must read.” – Indie Authors Monthly Magazine
Can an artist on the edge be saved by the very art she created? Christine Roney’s Beyond Stone teeters on the edge of magical realism. Keep scrolling for a description and more:
Beyond Stone by Christine Roney
Andie is a stone sculptor by day, street artist by night. She keeps her midnight adventures a secret, but that’s not the only thing she’s hiding. Reeling from grief and guilt, she starts to fall down the rabbit hole. But at her darkest moment, three of her sculptures come alive to try and save her.
In this fast-paced, twisting, turning story, Andie walks the line between reality and fantasy, never sure which side she’s on.
“Brilliant. A fascinating journey into the mind of an artist where reality is the abstract. A must read.”
“Excellent read. This book was recommended by a friend. Totally enjoyed it. Didn’t put it down ’til I finished.”
“If you love to curl up with a well written, engaging book that you just can’t put down, “Beyond Stone” by Christine Roney is a good choice. The main character in the book (Andi) is a sculptor, developed in depth by Ms. Roney, who pulls the reader into the joys and frustrations of the creative process of sculpting. The journey is a tough one and not until the very end of the book do we know if Andi will survive her tortured journey.”
About the author
Christine Roney began her professional life by earning a Juris Doctor degree in California and practicing law at the trial and appellate levels. While writing briefs for the courts and advocating for her clients gave her much satisfaction, she eventually realized that she wanted to take a more artistic path.
She completed the professional screenwriting program at UCLA Film School and has written several screenplays. And although she loves the screenplay format, Christine decided that writing novels would allow her to delve much deeper into the characters that play around in her head.
Recently, Christine started The Roney Writes Podcast. The tagline for the podcast is “Let me tell you a story” because that’s what it’s about – stories. Christine writes them and narrates them. Her stories are multidimensional – they will intrigue you, entertain you, sometimes make you laugh, sometimes make you misty-eyed and, most of all, leave you eagerly anticipating the next episode.
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