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Sky Curse

She lost her words in her dreams, she's about to awaken and find her inner voice

Cecilia Miller is in the business of offering humanity hope through technological advancements in times of climate chaos and great suffering. When an apocalyptic curse is about to end life on Earth, she must find a way to stop it. 

The year is 2045, and the world’s population has grown to a horrific 25 billion people, maxing Earth to its' limit. Most are planning to abandon Earth and leave it to its fate, while colonizing a new world through Titan pioneering. However, there are those who still hold on to hope for Earth and a humanity untainted by A.I. As humanity struggles to survive, nothing is as it seems, but only one thing becomes clear - you reap what you sow

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Winner of the 2nd Annual Book Awards

Poetry Category / Reaching Beyond Ourselves (under Topaz Ruby pen name)

Established in 2013, the Beverly Hills Book Awards® competition was judged by experts from all aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book designers and professional copywriters. Contest winners and finalists were determined based on “overall excellence of presentation – a synergy of form and content” over a wide range of genres. 

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In The News 2013/2014

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October 8, 2014 The Chronicle Herald:


...Her first book of poetry, Reaching Beyond Ourselves: Leading a Spiritual, Peaceful and Diverse World ($25, Top Publishing House), placed first in the Hollywood based...International Competition... Ruby's own verse recalls the humanism and mysticism of William Blake...

Such lines are earnest, won from trials: Ruby was born in Ukraine, then emigrated to Israel, and is now a Haligonian. 

Ruby's reminiscences about her life in multicultural Israel and her celebration of Jewish heritage are impassioned:

"Jewish people of strong and true faith/

Always try to give to the world/More

goodness than they take from it./It's

called in Hebrew 'Tikun Olam,' healing

the world."

While Ruby's verses are likely better thought songs, her own art --photographs -- are quite compelling, very beautiful. She has added to the visual power of her book by choosing well images by Forrestall and Silverberg -- and by Natan Nevo and Frank Kravetz, two other European-born artists who, like Ruby, have made themselves homes in Halifax. Their works are also very fine.

Ruby's prize-winning book deserves appreciation, for her articulation of her

heartfelt beliefs and for her presentation of her impressive art and that of others".

George Elliott Clarke (Former Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate)

World Peace

"This book is a song for peace"

Cynthia Whitcomb in preface to Reaching Beyond Ourselves (Emmy Nominated Writer)

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"Self-published books are rarely nominated for awards, but Ruby’s collection of verse won a 2014 Beverly Hills Book Award in the poetry category. And one of the poems, The Dancing Phoenix, received a poetry award in ArtAscent magazine’s 2013 international competition."

November 3, 2014: Canadian Jewish News