Of her own memories, novelist Ellen Hopkins states, “Now that I have opened that bottle of memories they’re pouring out like wine, crimson and bitter sweet.” So it is with Vashti Ataya’s “MEMORIES, Chronicles of a Grateful Life.” As a military dependent, Vashti’s formative years were shaped in rural Oklahoma, Germany, and Panama, places and spaces of extraordinary memories.
Her “bottle of memories” from early childhood to young adulthood slakes one’s nostalgia for a more innocent time as vintage wine satiates one’s palate for a choice, carefully selected beverage. Memories bittersweet, poignant, inspiring, and hilarious fill Vashti’s decanter. Pop the cork, twist the lid, remove the cap, open the book, savor the stories, and enjoy memoirs of a life well lived, these Chronicles of a Grateful Life.
VASHTI ATAYA is an accomplished storyteller, songwriter, and musician. She lives with her husband, Noah LeVia, in Mesa, AZ. She has entertained audiences across the United States in venues ranging from flatbed truck stages to the Center Stage of the Seattle Center. Vashti is delighted to also present her 5-book series of a birth mother’s story, “The Story of Verna Louise Williams, OVERCOMING,” likewise published by Xulon Press.
“…a beautiful picture of life…a clear, expressive, and eloquent narrative that is beautifully written…a woman’s journey of embracing the life that God has given her.” – Salem Author Services