A young girl living in Lamy, New Mexico discovers that her quiet desert village is the epicenter of bizarre time distortions that reach all the way back to the Renaissance.
Nine-year-old Philomena, confident and independent, teams up with her grandmothers psychic, talking cat, Daisy May, to solve a series of mysteries involving strange paintings. Their investigations take them across time and space to worlds powered solely by imagination. Ultimately, the courageous time travelers, who declare themselves to be Imagination Warriors, not only decode the baffling paintings but discover that inspiration can come from unexpected places; that perseverance, love, and creativity are richly rewarded; and that the only tools needed to take flight and soar are imagination and the stroke of an artists brush.
About the Author:
Mr. Romanelli is a professional photographer and cinematographer. He has traveled widely, photographing in Africa, Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Mexico, Europe and India. He has had a life long fascination with the concept of time travel and portals accessing alternate realities. After a lifelong immersion in the photographic discipline, where pursuing “the image” took precedence over any other possible creative endeavor, he decided to begin again, change gears and attempt to craft the written word to tell his stories as well. The process of this transition has been profound for him. In essence, he organically began to understand the value and crucial importance of the power of imagination and the attendant discipline and commitment of nurturing it. He now believes that we as a society have a collective “Imagination Deficit Disorder” as we increasingly allow the intrusion of digital media’s all encompassing reach and power to crowd out and ultimately eclipse our native thought and imagination. While writing this first book, he was necessarily forced to slow down and receive. Organically, solutions, answers, options and ideas as they related to his book in progress gradually became apparent and in some cases revelatory.
He resides with his muses, his wife Ahdina and their two children, Philomena and Redford in the little western village of Lamy, New Mexico. This is Mr. Romanelli’s first book.