“Maria, Your book helped me in getting through my own loss and validated my own feelings that my son, Mike was still very near. He still lets his presence be known, but I am no longer afraid to acknowledge that I know it is him. Through your relationship with your mother, the one you had here and the one that continued beyond this life, I have been able to be at peace with my own experiences. Thank you so much.”
— Kaye Lynn Booth
“My studies have indicated that the task given to humankind in our time is to gain knowledge of good and evil, and above all, to learn to Love, so that “evil” can eventually be transformed and healed. Your book is remarkable in that it describes a human journey along this path of knowledge – you set out to discover the way, wrestle with good and evil, finally reach the abundant “Tree of Life” through the transforming forces of heartfelt communication, forgiveness and love -- a compelling and true archetypal journey of the Human Spirit..”
— Sandra Doren, Therapeutic Artist
“I have just finished reading, and rereading parts of your excellent "I'll Be There to Write the Story." I found it by turns heartwarming, heartwrenching, joyful, sorrowful, serious, funny. And thought-provoking throughout. . . . One of your charisms is the ability to venture beyond this time/place/space.”
— Harriet (Smith) Moore, winner of a Librarians Association Award for her novel,
"The Plantain Season."
“I did a double-take when I read the subtitle of this book, "A Mother-Daughter Journey Beyond Death." Its promise of recounting communication through the dimensional veil was too good to pass up. Over the past several years I've become hooked on material of this sort. Various forms of speculation based on semi-tangible evidence intrigue me. Equally intriguing was the promise of a tale of mother-daughter reconciliation, another topic I've been involved with. I was eager to compare her experiences with mine. The book surpassed my hopes on both counts. . .And whether fact or fiction, the story is beautifully written, with enough suspense to keep even a skeptic glued to the page.”
“. . .Those who want to follow her reconciliation process can benefit from the workbook section at the end of the book. I especially appreciate her generosity in including the workbook rather than selling it separately. Since her process is very close to an intuitive one I used in posthumously re-evaluating my mother's life, I have no hesitation about recommending the workbook. It works quite well, even without the two-way communication.”
— Reviewed by Sharon Lippincott, August 3, 2010, for Story Circle Reviews.
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“I'll Be There to Write the Story is a true tale that will touch your heart and stir your spirit. . . This tale is an inspirational mother/daughter journey, but it is so much more. Included are a workbook of writing exercises and a detailed list of resources to aide with our own explorations of self and our relationships.”
— Kaye Lynne Booth, Southern Colorado Literature Examiner, on July 5, 2010, gave
this book her highest rating of Five Stars
“What an enchanting story you tell! Reading I'll Be There to Write the Story has been like eating dessert first! Now I have a whole new reading list and have clicked on Amazon several times to order books you've mentioned. Thank you for this rich and joyous experience!”
— Barbara Moran, a reader in Tucson, Arizona
“ With raw honesty and most riveting and courageous storytelling, Maria describes the powerful healing between herself and her mother, after her mother had passed. If you read one book all year, let it be this one. ”
— Mary Soliel, author of I Can See Clearly Now: How Synchronicity Illuminates Our Lives.
“Poetry can simplify, demystify, and transform the most complicated relationships… Maria and her late mother embark upon a spiritual journey . . . that leads, ultimately to a deeper understanding of their eternal connection, to healing, and to peace. ”
— Lynda LaRocca, author of The Stillness Between.
“. . .It is a tribute to Maria’s writing that Louise [Maria’s mother] springs forth from the pages as a fascinating and wholly alive person, whether or not she was a helpful mother to a young girl.”
— Annie Dawid, author of And Darkness Was Under His Feet: Stories Of A Family.”
“I’ll Be There to Tell the Story is a compelling account of one woman’s supernatural journey. While Weber takes us to unexpected metaphysical places, the story remains grounded in that very human experience: a daughter’s complicated relationship to her mother. Weber’s particular talent is this combination of detailed storytelling and uncovering the possibility that there may be more to our realities than meets the eyes.”
— Amy Frykholm, author of Julian of Norwich: A Contemplative Biography.
“Maria, like Rumi who longed for a higher power to create through him, has allowed the intelligence of her deceased mother to create through her. Her book is a treasure trove of information on automatic drawing, and it includes a workbook with exercises for those who want to try their hand at it. She has gone where few dare to go.”
— Elaine Soto, Ph.D., Psychologist and Artist.