Hello, and Welcome!
I have found nothing out there that compares to the thrill of creating and experiencing Art. Art in every form: writing, painting, music, theater; all in the end expressions of life. The joys, the agonies, the frustrations. However abstract, transcendental, bizarre, Art draws from life; a vision, a thought, an epiphany sparked by what is going on around us. It challenges boundaries, explores new ideas and new ways to communicate them, and, finally, has the power to reach and connect with people of all different cultures
I am a long time enthusiast of Gothic literature. Dark personalities and settings, tortured romance, the supernatural. An avid reader of ghost stories as a child, I fell in love with Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte in high school. For my masters in English literature, I did a thesis on Gothic literature vs. the work of Pablo Picasso, who once said: “A work of art must make a man react, feel strongly … He must be seized by the throat and shaken up … he has to be made aware of the world he’s living in and for that he must first be jolted out of it.” Thank you, Maestro. That says it all.
Another favorite quote of mine is about writing and by Carl Sagan: “Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.” YES!!
All my life I have been passionate about both Writing and Art and am now happily writing, and creating Art in the form of both Graphic Design as well as personal Art.
My third novel, Owl Manor – Abigail, book 2 of the Owl manor Trilogy, comes out this fall (2020)
You can check out my novels at https://zitaharrison.com/books/.
Designing my own covers inspired me to offer cover design services to writers at a very reasonable price. In my career as a Graphic Designer I have designed posters, CD covers, brochures, and many other things which have equipped me with the skills necessary to do book covers. Visit my COVER DESIGNS page and my OTHER DESIGNS pages to see samples of my work!
My husband, also an artist, and I have been living in the San Francisco Bay Area for 24 years now, where the sublime Sonoma wines fuel our creative endeavors!
Thanks for coming and I hope you find something that touches you on my pages!