Meet Sparkly Ray
Sparkly Ray is a passionate, creative, nurturing free spirit, who spends most of her days throwing glitter with a sweet little mouse named Reese. She has Hazel eyes, wild curly hair and an imagination that won’t quit! Those who know her best would tell you that Sparkly Ray has a different personality for each day of the week and you need to get to know them all in order to keep up with her. She may have been best described by an older Italian gentleman who met her in a small town in Tuscany. He took one look at her and managed to get out enough broken English to tell her “For Every Curl…There is a Desire!” How true those words have proved to be… She believes with everything in her little being, that imagination is a powerful tool that can heal the soul.
She often expresses her belief that the ability to dream and create can save even the most broken of hearts.
“I was in such a dark place” she recalls “I was so broken and my spirit was completely crushed. I felt that I was far beyond repair and I was sadly ok with it. I truly had no desire to even try to recover - I can genuinely say I know what it is to be at the lowest of low. And then one day my heavy heart gave me a gift…it gave me one twinkle of a moment…one tiny flicker of imagination… one glimpse of a vision. I felt my heart flutter inside me and the feeling was almost nostalgic…I knew it was something special and I couldn’t let it go. I held on with the little strength I had left at that time… and all of a sudden - my sweet little Reese was born. It was the most beautiful moment…and I was mesmerized. I looked at him as if to say "Oh there you are little one - I've been waiting for you"
I scooped him up…I cocooned him…I felt his heart dancing to the song my own heart was singing. My eyes started gently showering him with tears and he quickly caught them In his big beautiful ears. I took a deep breath and looked deep into his soulful eyes… and with an exhale, I knew… this little mouse just saved my soul… and I would have to share him so he could save others as well.
sparkly Questions for a sparkly author
Do you listen to music when you write about Reese?
Yes actually! My first two books about Reese’s adventures were written while listening to Justin Timberlake’s Song – Blue Ocean Floor
What happened to Reese to get a bite in his ear?
I don’t give the answer to that to anyone. It’s a secret only Reese and I know the answer to. But I will say the best thing about the bite is that it makes Reese “Perfectly Imperfect” which was the way Baby Charley’s mom described it! And I think she came up with the perfect way to say it!
Sparkly Ray why do you and Ruby have so many curls?
My hair is where I keep all my Sparkly Ideas! So I need a lot of curls to store all the different adventures my imagination comes up with!! Same for Ruby!