teZa's next book, another nonfiction spiritual adventure, will be available summer '18
Read what OTHERS RAVE about "in the I"
Yann Martel author of Life of Pi says: "teZa Lord is one of those untiring foot soldiers of love without whom this life we live would be unbearable."
Dr. Steven Farmer author of Sacred Ceremony says: "This book is a gem that you will want to read slowly and savor every passage!"
Rita Golden Gelman author of Tales of a Female Nomad says: "I couldn't put it down! There's magic in the way teZa Lord creates tension and fascination in the context of locked-up teen girls, meditation, yoga, and an imminent hurricane."
A nonfiction narrative the shows how the MOST stressed-out kind of person, a teenage juvie in prison, finds comfort in the inner self, their inner 'I' ... when author teZa Lord teaches them about yoga and meditation.
The true-life story begins just as Hurricane Charley is gaining power, first decimating central Cuba before aiming straight for Florida. When it strikes the Gulf Coast on the morning of August 13, 2004, the yoga-girls await news of where the eye of the storm will hit. As the storm rages toward them, we relive with them all the mind-stilling, empowerment, inner-work that their yoga-teacher "Miss T" (author Lord) has taught them in the preceding weeks, months, years, depending on each girl's sentence.
An allegory for our challenged times, with a cast of unforgettable characters, this plotted nonfiction reads like a novel, but is completely true. Illustrated by Lord's black-and-white drawings.