California author and artist J.W. Winslow will discuss her new trilogy at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St.
The “Mystic Adventures in Big Sur” trilogy features love, death, nature and Hollywood.
Winslow, who hosts a California-based television show about the art world, was inspired in her writings by real-life events and insights to create a dynamic heroine, Dyanna Falconer. Her character is a world-traveling screenwriter who separates lust from love in order to find her soul mate while healing from a near-death accident.
“Everything is not what it seems in my books,” reveals Winslow. “I tackle some lofty subjects — love and war between the sexes and the eternal struggle for power between men and women; money as an aphrodisiac and tool in business and love; the struggles of single women in the business world; the trappings of fame; the power of sex and the influence of beauty on others; the sweetness of revenge and the glory of redemption, and the surprises of death and the power of loss.”
As an artist, Winslow works in a variety of media and formats including painting, sculpture, assemblage, and painted glass. Her work as an abstract colorist is included in collections around the world.