Artist and author, Jasmine Morelock-Field, of Shreveport, will be giving a review of her book titled Valerie at the Minden Library Thursday, June 27 at 3 p.m.
Morelock-Field's was motivated to write after her daughter was murdered in 1972 while a student at LSU in Baton Rouge.
According to critics, Morelock-Field senses the importance of building bridges, of knocking down walls and barriers to enhance communication between hurting soul because this life is just too short and too fragile for us to go through life scared to unveil our hearts, easing hurts that are often unspoken but sensed within each other's spirit.
Jasmine wrote a memoir titled Valerie with the purpose of not only allowing Valerie to live upon the page but to also use it as her ministry to people who are suffering grief.
She belives people need to know that not only is God real but that He cares and will lift us to our feet in our deepest sorrows.
One of Valerie's favorite quotes which she often designed into posters came from George Eliot who said it best: "Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
"But pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away."
"Valerie" is a story of hope allowing Valerie to live again through her mother's word and pictures.
Jasmine wants the world to know that even though Valerie's life was cut short at the age of twenty that she lived a full and beautiful life and that she strove to reach out to all people regardless of society status.
Valerie lives through her mom and all those she continues to touch.
Proceeds from her book sales go to the Providence House in Shreveport.