An author, poet, spoken word artist, BMI songwriter, founder of Talented Showcase 1 and ambassador for Elite Fitness Apparel. Her song titles include Every Kind of Beautiful, Have Hope, Pour on Us A Blessing, Set to Rise, The Truth That I Love You,The Voice of God, and Time to Soar. Her songs have been performed by artists in the UK and the USA. Set to Rise is a track featured and recorded by Daddy ESS of Broken Wings Recordings. Her songs have been recorded by numerous artists including Anthony Flake and itzquincy.
Her current titles include The Ever-Changing Dream, The Enchanted Door, Getting Kids Active, By His Grace, Employable & Useful and more.
Geraldine has created an online platform, namely Talented Showcase 1 which features emerging artists in the talent industry.
Her regular blogs that feature her latest creative works including songwriting, poetry, book excerpts, artist interviews and more can be viewed online.
Her recent publications includes The Creative Collective Anthology which features a range of poetry from poets from across the globe. The title can be purchased online at Amazon.co.uk
This year will be the debut of her fantasy fiction novel entitled ‘The Ever Changing Dream’ which is being published by a mainstream publisher. This intriguing read
explores the journey of a young boy accompanied by a mysterious fellow,
namely Glad, who allows him to explore the fascinating journey of a young school aged boy, namely Jesse.
This particular title falls into the children’s literature category yet could be deemed as both accessible and appealing to adults.
The main character, who attends a state academy, hails from a humble, working-class background, in which he is all too aware of apparent socio-economic divides.
On a number of occasions he has experienced financial limitations. As further chapters unfold a range of modern day realities are highlighted:
Bullying; Healthy eating; Family dynamics; Work/life balance; Assertiveness; Working in education; Heroism; Popularity; Role models; Self-confidence; Competitiveness; Accountability; Academic achievement; Employment options; Cliques/peer groups; Morality. The aforementioned aspects are duly relatable, insofar that they are each identifiable with a range of audiences.
There are notable aspects pertaining to the noteworthy characters, including Jesse’s vulnerability, Elizabeth’s popularity, Toby’s dominance, Suzie’s light-heartedness, as well as Jimmy’s aloofness. Furthermore the novel illustrates the family dynamics within the Jobson household, that were to evolve over time. Within the earlier chapters Jesse feels barely able to relate to his ‘workaholic’ father who was both busy and distant. At this time his mother’s nurturing character afforded him some degree of stability.
Whilst seeking to resolve such aspects within the land of dreams, Jesse soon found his father demonstrating a higher degree of openness and warmth. His father, Jimmy had come to the acute realisation that he had his existing priorities misplaced and sought to address the issue. A more balanced home life began to positively impact his school experience, although he still had further issues to contend with amongst his rivals and contemporaries.
Within the later chapters, memorable events unfold including sports day, a school trip to the nature reserve, as well as family trips. Such experiences presented Jesse with some degree of challenge, whereby he was able to overcome with triumph. By the time his family had resumed their family trips of days gone by; they were able to reconnect, with re-established rapport.
Throughout the plot Jesse is accompanied by a mythological character, namely Glad, who allows him to explore further possibilities beyond the proximity of his comfort zone. The plot within the land of dreams includes inanimate objects, assuming human characteristics, including sliding bananas, self-writing maker pens and a dancing tree. Such creative scenes nurture creativity and capture the essence of literary liberation.
Aspects of the current school system are featured in parts of the book, including the roles, responsibilities and demands of individual teachers, the resourcefulness of teaching assistants, as well as the reality of school inspections. Furthermore the consideration of family structures in relation to social norms is implied within the plot, for example when a particular pupil’s questions Miss Tiny’s unmarried status, whilst simultaneously crossing personal boundaries.
The Ever-Changing Dream in essence is inspiring, particularly for young impressionable minds, whereby humour, irony, pun and rhyme are creatively included to harness imagination. The book has a wide range if vocabulary weaved into the plot, encouraging readers to flourish intellectually. Such a title aims to encourage general readership, reading for pleasure as well as enhancing the peer perspectives of the reader.
This awe-inspiring read has an air of appeal in which the main character Jesse, who was underestimated and considered a work in progress, overcame his challenges. His former experience had once revolved around a mental preoccupation with daily conflicts and trials. Over time he was able to shift his perspective, as he circumnavigated the land of dreams. He triumphed over his rivals, including the main ringleader Toby, who although presented a tough exterior, actually concealed his vulnerability.