Angel knows what it’s like to have an alcoholic parent, to feel different from other girls and to lose someone close to her.... And as the events of Angel’s Journey unfold, she knows she’s born for such a time as this.
Angel knows what it’s like to have an alcoholic parent, to feel different from other girls and to lose someone close to her…. And as the events of Angel’s Journey unfold, she knows she’s born for such a time as this.
A year into their marriage, Angel and Doug’s perfect life together is thrown into disarray by the reappearance of his father, John. As things spiral out of control, it takes the loss of a baby to bring them to a place of forgiveness and reconciliation.
And then they’re dealt another blow… Weaving together the lives of those closest to
Angel, Angel’s Journey is a rollercoaster ride of events that takes the reader captive from its very first page. As celebratory as it is often painful, it reaffirms the strength of the human spirit and the power of choice.
Gillian Van der Walt
My love for writing started at an early age – probably around 7 or 8 years old where I would write poems for my mom and my teachers. Those days there were no emails or cell phones and I had 15 pen-pals by the age of 13. My mom would always find me in my room, pen in hand and music in the background. My love for poetry grew and as an adult, I decided to turn it into a hobby. I wrote short magazine articles in my spare time. A few were published and I enjoyed partaking in a few competitions too. I found this to be the perfect opportunity to write my first book – on real life events and trauma that took place. I poured my soul into my book.
The response from the public was phenomenal and it is at that moment that I found my true calling in life: to be an author. Not only did I love every minute of writing it but it brought me great joy to see how I had touched people’s lives with inspiration – the “writer’s” bug had bitten. That is when the “Angel” trilogy was born. The story came to me overnight and the plotting of it was at the most bizarre of places e.g. stopping at traffic lights or waiting in the car for my children to finish school or at a doctor’s room, I would pull out pen and paper and jot down thoughts, words, ideas. It was not until we went on holiday for a week in July that I got totally inspired in the Drakensburg mountains and that is where my writing took place, in the peace and tranquility. Most nights when writing, I would only fall asleep after midnight but it doesn’t exhaust me, if anything, it is therapeutic