Somebunny To Love (Book for All Ages Trying to Understand How God Would Have Us Love)

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Price
$10.99
Publisher
Climbing Angel Publishing
Publish Date
Pages
48
Dimensions
6.0 X 0.13 X 9.0 inches | 0.22 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780996572149

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About the Author

BIOGRAPHY LISA SOLAND holds a BFA in acting from Florida State University and received her Actors Equity card working as an apprentice at the Burt Reynolds Jupiter Theatre. While there, she worked with playwright William Luce, starring as Zelda Fitzgerald in his world premiere play, Luce Women. With Charles Nelson Reilly directing, the experience deepened her love and appreciation for the theatre's creative process in which both the playwright and the director are present during rehearsal, working together for the betterment of the play and its production. Little did she know that she, one day, would be the playwright. Lisa moved to Los Angeles, where she wrote her first play, The Name Game, which received a yearlong writer's grant and was subsequently published by Samuel French, Inc. She starred in the world premiere opposite Richard Hatch from Battlestar Galactica, and the romantic comedy ran for two months at The Tamarind Theatre in Hollywood. Thinking it a lark, she moved on to her next play and with eight nominations, she received the Artistic Director Achievement award for best original comedy for her play Happy Birthday, Baby! Then her drama The ReBirth won her the Hawthornden Fellowship, which took her to Edinburgh, Scotland, where she spent a month long international writer's retreat in William Drummond's medieval castle. As her role of playwright increased in its demands, she accepted less and less acting roles. Yet one of her most memorable experiences was starring in the world premiere production of her romantic comedy, Cabo San Lucas, where Lisa played the part of Grace, whose attempted suicide is thwarted by two house burglars. Back Stage West wrote, "Those tired of playing second fiddle to the showier male roles might take a page from the author of this one act, who wrote a meaty starring role for herself... a great role for women, by a woman." Cabo San Lucas received first prize in the 2004 Scriptwriting/Houston National Playwriting Contest and the American Theatre Co-op 2005 contest for one-act plays. Lisa Soland's play Waiting is published by Samuel French, Inc. and included in Smith & Kraus' anthology Women Playwrights: The Best Plays of 2003. Some monologues from Waiting and her play Cabo San Lucas are in Best Women's Stage Monologues of 2003. Monologues from The Rebirth, Red Roses and Waiting are included in Applause Books' One On One: The Best Women's Monologues for the 21st Century and One On One: The Best Men's Monologues for the 21st Century. Act I, Scene 2 from Waiting, is published in Duo!: The Best Scenes for Two for the 21st Century. Her newest publications include the plays Truth Be Told and The Man in the Gray Suit & Other Short Plays, also published by Samuel French, Inc.

Reviews

What people are saying about Somebunny To Love... "Somebunny To Love is absolutely wonderful! Somehow Lisa Soland was able to capture the true meaning of love in both a practical and Biblical way that is so simple yet so profound. Your children will not only enjoy the heartfelt story of love between a child and her pet, but they will also understand what the true meaning of love really is. I highly recommend this book for both young and old!" - Mark Kirk, Pastor of Calvary Chapel Knoxville "As is so beautifully affirmed in this story of bunnies and the humans with which they live, we tend to love that which we take care of - even if little is returned. I highly recommend this book for children who will either be taught for the first time or reinforced over time that love is a choice and, when given freely, is the only true love that exists. - Brian Matthews, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Austin, Texas "Being an avid reader, I am overjoyed at each opportunity I receive to experience a new story. The special ones stay with me long after I finish reading them. Some Bunny to Love is one of those special reads. The story touches on universal experiences of loss, sadness, and the accompanying questions of 'Why, ' 'Will this pain end, ' and 'Where is God?' Some Bunny to Love is one of the best treatments of grief I have read. I highly recommend it as a children's book, but I believe its uplifting message will speak to many adults, as well. It is pastoral without being 'preachy' -- a true work of love, grace and beauty." - Rev. Sharon Roddy Waters, Disciples of Christ minister, Maurertown, Virginia "Somebunny to Love, the beautiful tale of a young girl and her two pet rabbits, touches upon the complexities of human emotion in a heartfelt, straightforward manner. Masterfully written, it can be appreciated by one at any stage of life, for it speaks to our ever-growing awareness of what it means to give and receive love - and how love itself endures eternally. - Jeff Gordon, author and film historian, Dallas, Texas "In Somebunny to Love, Lisa Soland creates an endearing coming of age story in which a young girl suffers the death of two rabbits and undergoes an inner struggle - in a world where pets have shorter life spans, is love worth the loss? With the help of wise parents and a strong better self, she comes to realize that the soulful risk we take for love is its own reward." - Bill Brown, poet, Nashville, Tennessee