I’m Dr. Victoria Harris, a psychotherapist and author of children’s books. For my doctorate I researched the use of creative techniques in psychotherapy supervision. Techniques such as metaphor, symbol, images, art and crafts, role-playing, stories or other non-verbal expressive activities. I found such techniques useful in gaining insight.
My books include THE OTHERWORLD series, a fantasy middle-grade adventure inspired by Irish folklore. The story follows Cara as she encounters both inner and outer battles in her search to restore peace for herself, her family and the community. My picture book THE STORM for 5-7yr olds, follows Benny the badger’s adventure as he learns important skills to calm and regulate his body and mind!
The OTHERWORLD Series
Wish (Book 1)
Most humans have forgotten their sparkle…hypnotized by the darkness that obscures it.
Twelve-year-old Cara O’Reilly always thought her father was teasing when he said she and her sister had fairy magic. But it’s been nearly a week since he went on a mountain hike and vanished—right after an argument with Cara. She wished him gone, and now he is.
Cara’s little sister Bri hasn’t spoken a word since his disappearance. In fact, Cara feels like her whole family is under a curse. And it seems like all the adults in their family are keeping some sort of secret. When Cara and Bri have a close encounter with a living, breathing fairy, Cara realizes the folklore is true. Now, she must find the door to the Otherworld to retrieve an ancient treasure. But can she battle the darkness to save her family and the entire world?
From 8 years.