The birth of my new book Hildegard of Bingen: A Poetic Journey like this fresh bud moist with morning dew is being birthed.
It was exciting to receive the manuscript from Ginninderra Press for my first read and edit.
Stephen and Brenda Matthews, from Ginninderra Press have worked very sensitively with my manuscript, that was accepted by them last year for publication.
Every step has its mix of excitement and challenge.
Now for the decisions about cover and blurb.
Hildegard receiving one of her visions .
This photo is taken in the ruins of Disibodenberg where Hildegard lived for nearly 40 years, firstly in an anchorage which opened up to become a convent as more girls and women even widows asked to come and live. Michael took this photo of me sitting in the area which is thought to have been Hildegard’s Kapelle.
Some of the items from Bingen that helped to inspire me on my writing journey.