Some people make the world so much better with their kindness, their generous spirits, their light. I am pleased and honored to be spotlighting the new work of just such a soul, Cadhla Logan. She has designed an absolutely gorgeous, lined journal filled with beautiful, inspiring quotes.
‘Love, Cadhla’ is a new release from Mad Mountain Publishing. This 5x8in paperback edition consists of 500 Quotes formatted within a Celtic-style journal designed by Cadhla Logan. For the past eight years the Dublin, Ireland lass has worked with Irish Heath and Bog, an independent publisher with several Bestsellers in its catalogue, most notably the long-running Calendar For Writers Series.
Cadhla primarily designs book covers and interiors, edits, and produces commercial animations. She also writes fiction and screenplays. Her book, Magdalene Mountain will be published in early 2023.
‘Love, Cadhla: 500 Quotes on Love and Kindness in a Lined Journal’ is a joint effort by Cadhla, her beloved Gran and, she adds, her cat, Mix. They live in Gran’s small cottage in North Dublin, just across from the Irish Sea.
Collecting quotations has been a lifelong love of Cadhla. She reads widely and lists Akhmatova, Tolstoy, Balzac, and Zola among her favourites. Beckett is her most beloved Irish author. She has collected all of his books and plays. As for James Joyce, often the Irish writer so many think of immediately, the only work of his she found readable and loved was The Dubliners.
As for the book itself, it is meant to be a thought-provoking journal: read quotations from hundreds of books from over the years and write your ideas, feelings, either good or bad or a mix of the two…. it’s a book meant as a quiet companion, there when you need it. The format itself is eclectic, like the lass herself, quotes here and there amid the lovely, Celtic-themed pages.
The cover is an amazing fantasy piece by Willgard Krause, an artist in Saxony she met online. Cadhla fell in love with the photo immediately and the artist graciously granted her permission to publish it. She redesigned the colouring to match her own style and the feedback has been tremendously positive… especially from Willgard!
PARTIAL LIST OF AUTHORS INCLUDED:
Like many children, I grew up within a difficult family.
I tried everything to escape, physically and mentally.
I remember thinking I must have the worst pain in the
world to bear, trapped amongst these people with their
quarrels, fights, accusations, hatred. Abuse seemed to
know no end, my physical scars still visible on my face
But there were good days, those when I escaped into my
books. How I loved moments of peace and life within
those fantasy worlds and long-past times, how I wanted
to be left there, far from the turmoil I could do nothing
to make better, much less to end. The local library and
a bookshop inside an elderly lady’s cottage, became
my favourite haunts, my sanctuaries.
I loved reading but I found it difficult to concentrate.
Memorizing was almost impossible, but I started writing
things down to read over again later… and this is how I
came to love and collect quotations. A handful of words,
like a magical faery dust, would instantly transport
me back to my happy childhood escapes.
The quotes within are some my life-long favourites, and
Gran shares a few of hers with you. You will see several
by the same authors, also, please note, we decided
to not create an artificial length to each section. There is a
randomness that reflects that of our own lives, having little
time for reading, we always feel so grateful to find a few
moments to spend with a book.
This book is not meant to be read straight-through, but over days, weeks, months.
We hope you enjoy our collection and, too, that these words perhaps will speak to
someone and give them the comfort they seek and that they once gave me. It is never
too late to craft yourself a safe and happy future…you just have to find the words to
inspire the motivation you need. :>
Cadhla, Gran, and Mix
Keep me away from the wisdom that does not cry, the philosophy that does not laugh, and the greatness which does not bow before children. – Gibran Khalil Gibran
From me to you with a smile.
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