Shyness and Bloom is an illustrated novelette that explores themes of healing, perception and identity. With its homemade, cut-and-paste aesthetic, Shyness and Bloom has both a genuine and an organic quality. From the very first pages, the reader is pulled in by the adolescent charm of the book’s drawings and prose, and then quickly becomes aware that there are strong and steady currents of wisdom that flow through its pages.

Equally appealing to the younger and the wiser, with all its wonderment, angst, sweetness and silliness, and the two unforgettable personalities of Shyness and Bloom, this is a story that artfully shows us the solar system within the seed as it explores the inner workings and random thought patterns of a young lady learning about who she is.

246 fully illustrated pages, soft cover