Donna Fisher-Jackson, a Wareham native, and currently living in Grass Valley, California, is hosting a book signing party on Sat., December 29 for her new novel, Clara & Irving: A Love Story of Past Lives from 2 – 5 p.m. at The Candleworks Restaurant, 72 North Water Street in historic downtown New Bedford. The event is open to the public. Donna is donating 10% of her book sales from the party to the Zeiterion Theatre, which plays a pivotal role in her latest book.
In her novel, Clara and Irving’s love story begins in the Roaring 20’s in the town of Onset on Cape Cod Massachusetts. They meet and marry in this golden age of vaudeville theatre, silent films, casinos and dance halls. Their love story revolves around the Zeiterion Theatre, a 1920’s vaudeville theatre which becomes the stage for their love affair in years to come.
Told through the eyes of Clara, and her granddaughter, Danielle, the novel unveils the lives of the two women, and the men that capture their hearts across time. From the 1920’s to the present time of 2010, their two stories are interwoven revealing the intimate connection between Clara and Danielle who both share a love of the theatre, and the love of a soulmate.
As the author of the non-fiction book, The Healing Path of the Romantic: Type Four of the Enneagram Personality Type System, Donna has brought to life the personality of the Romantic in her current novel of Clara & Irving. Based on the true story of a Romantic, Donna takes the reader on a journey through the world of past lives, and how the seeds of a Romantic can be planted in lifetimes ago.
The novel was inspired by the lives of Donna’s grandparents, Clara and Irving Fisher who lived in Onset, Massachusetts. They were married in the 1920’s, and had three sons – the youngest of which was her Father, Donald Herbert Fisher. Her grandparents passed away before she was born so she never knew them, but she imagined what their lives must have been like during the 1920’s at the height of the era of vaudeville theatre and silent films.
During the 1990’s, Donna worked as the Director of Public Relations at the Zeiterion Theatre, a world-class performing arts center in New Bedford, Massachusetts. She decided to write her grandparents’ love story connecting their lifetime with her own experience of working at the Zeiterion.
Donna Fisher-Jackson, M.A., CHT is now a Certified Hypnotherapist, and utilizes past-life regression in her counseling business as a healing tool. She has assisted many people in going on journeys back in time to recover memories of soulmates with whom they have traveled across time.
Donna has been working in the counseling field since 1999. Her counseling business is Iris Holistic Counseling Services. She has an M.A. in Counseling Psychology specializing in Holistic Studies from John F. Kennedy University of Northern California. She has also written the non-fiction book, The Healing Path of the Romantic: Type Four of the Enneagram Personality Type System, published in 2009.
Originally from Wareham and Westport, Massachusetts, Donna now lives in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California. To receive her on-line newsletter, Iris Insights, and to schedule in person or phone counseling sessions, please visit her website at www.DonnaFisherJackson.com or call (530) 477-7863.