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“One becomes enamored by the sounds, smells and tastes.”

“The vast landscape was never ours to begin with, we are all tenants of the same good earth. Surrounded by the enchanting tourist attractions, one forgets. One becomes enamored by the sounds, smells and tastes. Time? Time mattered less.” – Jacqueline Cioffa

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“I have loved, laughed, cried, hurt, chose the empty life, until love finally found me a home.” – Jacqueline Cioffa #THEVASTLANDSCAPE

“I have loved, laughed, cried, hurt, chose the empty life, until love finally found me a home.” – Jacqueline Cioffa

THE VAST LANDSCAPE current Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Free in #KDPSelect #Kindle
#1 Psychological #1 Sagas #3 Literary

“The Cove would always be home.” ‪#‎THEVASTLANDSCAPE‬ by Jacqueline Cioffa ‪#‎NeverQuitYourDreams‬

I believe in combat boots, beat-up leather backpacks, brown boys, spiked red hair with a blond streak, freckles, Cali, stars, sea, spectacular dreams and a well-loved, purposeful life.

How about you?

“She dreams of a funky, green, clapboard

Seashore Dwellings and Frayed Twine

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We are all like it or not, intertwined.

The way the stories breeze through my mind, much like the people I have loved and let go.

As I watch helpless, I cringe at the chaos that surrounds. These are dangerous times we live in. To love, dream, practice uncomfortable kindness. To choose hope.

I leave this place with tales spun from grass and held together by frayed twine.

Living is scary. Not living is well nothing, nothing at all. Moments scribbled on forgotten parchment, moving images I recall.

Will it matter, probably not. But, it matters now. Right here. Right now.

It was real for a moment, in my head and my heart.

It was so nice to dream.

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excerpt Georgia Pine by Jacqueline Cioffa      

“There is something about a seashore dwelling, how the wind blows steady, sweeping and swooshing problems away. They magically evaporate out to sea. Harry couldn’t know how blessed time and living inside that house would be. The home was evergreen, oversized planks, cool to the touch but so very warm inside. The picnic bench carved with etched markings, familiar names, some recent, others worn. Barely legible grooves recorded a family.”

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The Vast Landscape 

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“…go on a journey with the character, so much so that you reach a certain point and it’s almost impossible to set down…”

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“Trust, doubt, love, and the rawness of life wrapped into one story that leaves you questioning your very core.”

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The eagle has landed.

The Chopra Center Self awareness, body, mind and spirit, meditation,  restoration. Reconnect.

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“Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.”

Deepak Chopra

“The world of Harry is equally painful and beautiful and you can’t help but fall in love with her brashness and vulnerability.”

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Reading an Amazing book, hanging with Deepak – Omni La Costa Spa and Resort
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Follow your bliss ‪#‎TheVastLandscape‬ ‪#‎Ayurveda‬ ‪#‎Chopra‬ Massage and an awesome read at the same time…
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I am woman. Hear me ROAR. #embracethepretty #TheVastLandscape Read it. Own it. Love it…
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Rad. Righteous. Ride the Wave. ‪ #‎TheVastLandscape‬ ‪#‎Encinitas

“The world Cioffa created is realistic and easy to connect with. I laughed as much as I cried as the story whipped around me.”

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Never.Quit.Your.Dreams. #TheVastLandscape #Encinitas

When Dreaming of a Beach…

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…one must be more specific

There is beauty in ice sculptures, black leaves, sand granules and zebra mussel shells

Someone carved a number into the willow

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I wonder what it meant and how long it’s become piece of the bark

Are they dead and buried, the secret etched inside the tree’s history?

I cannot say

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I had not seen before

The biting winter air keeps me alert, alive noticing the minute details

I slow my pace, paying no attention to time and space, focusing on the grays above

and the black ripples before me

When dreaming of a beach one must specify the horizon

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Origins

I could live inside the world of film. A matinee during the week, when the whole world is at work, one of my most favorite things. Moving images. Images so crucial to how my writing process works. Boots and a bag. Simple, basic image right? Not so much, the picture stays with me for weeks, turning over possibilities, the jumping off point.

Those boots and that bag left home with me at eighteen, the naive girl with movie star dreams. Passing them down to Harrison, the protagonist in The Vast Landscape allowed me the freedom to visit worlds I would never see. The sunburst orange, black diamond jagged beach, I see in fantasy. Picturing the house so clearly, I can feel the jagged edges of the wood, splintered fingers, precise dimensions of sand, time granules as they slip through my fingers. The Vast Landscape leads to Georgia Pine., symbiotic. One story does not exist without the other. Much like us humans, we cannot thrive without our tribe. The breathtaking ethereal, haunting girl, gazing out into reflective pools of water, somber and mysterious. Flowing locks of crimson, scream come with me. I’ll tell you a story. And, so I go willingly into the dreamstate, the image drawing me in. Into the intimate, still images, the matinee that does not end abruptly in one afternoon.

debut fiction novel, o' yeah.
truth sitting in fiction. life, that tugs at your core, emotional, authentic, meaningful and heartfelt
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boots and a bag. The origin, creation of Harrison the protagonist. Harrison is beautiful, messy chaos.
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Faint whispers drift down from the stars into the evergreen, clapboard cottage. The Cove, a mystic beach, sea, sun, stars and moon sanctuary. Harrison’s refuge.
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Gatekeeper, descendant and fixer of Harrison’s family, Georgia Pine. The crimson child with blazing hair and fire belly will do as she’s told, not before she’s ready. Pyre and brimstone, gut-instinct to guide her.