The Door In The Willow
The Door In The Willow is the story of a ten year old girl and four other children who find themselves together due to traumatic circumstances; the main character is the oldest of the five and the one who appears to be suffering the most. A supernatural element comes into play and the adults in the story are left wondering as to what is real. None of the characters are still children by the end of the book. This is a story of strength in the midst of fear and hope when circumstances seem hopeless.
The book is very short and can be used as a tool; by having conversations about the story, people of all ages can realize that sharing their experience can open a door to healing and hope for themselves as well.
About Melba Asberry (Cleveland, Ohio Author)
Melba Asberry works in the field of education, primarily with autistic students. She is an artist and was the coordinator for the Artists-in-Schools program of Lorain County. Although she has written numerous poems and some stories, The Door In The Willow is her first book.
As a personal attendant to a non-verbal student, Melba appreciates the role she plays in the lives of the special needs classmates with whom she has the privilege of working, and enjoys the bond she shares with the teachers and other staff members at their school.
In addition to her work in her local school district, Melba enjoys being a member of the International Writers Association and a promoter of the arts, as well as being an artist herself. The role she values above all the rest is threefold: wife, mother, and grandmother.