A BIT ABOUT GARRITY
Garrity Beales is a freelance creative writer, novelist and artist who relishes exploring the facets of human nature in all its complex glory through transformative works in fanfiction, provoking free-verse poetry, original bodies of fiction and through the stroke of her paintbrush.
A Professional Interior Designer/ Project Coordinator specializing in Retail, Restaurant, and Commercial design for almost 15 years, Garrity shifted her focus to employment in the field of Electrical Engineering alongside volunteering in various capacities at her local Children's Hospital.
Storytelling, through the use of words and visual media, has been a driving force of interest for her since she was young; a prominent thread that’s continually woven itself throughout her professional and personal lives and is an outlet she strives to continually grow and refine.
Garrity currently has twelve stories published in the Harry Potter Fandom online: two novel-length and two short stories that are works-in-progress, and eight short stories that are completed.
She is currently working on her debut novel, 'Treading Water.'
PAINTINGS AND ARTWORK:
Acrylic is her medium of choice, however, ink and other means of artistic expression also call to her. A commissioned artist, she has also previously donated her work for fundraising prizes. Her current focuses are in painting portraits and in honing her brush lettering and typography skills.
A word from the Author:
This novel is very near and dear to my heart.
I hope that it'll become close to yours as well.
Originally written for the 3-Day Novel contest in 2015 - a competition held every Labour Day long weekend - I, unfortunately, didn't place.
I adored these characters and what they had to say so much, however; that instead of letting the manuscript gather dust, I am reworking and refining.
As is the way with any creative venture, I decided in mid 2019 to take it in a completely different direction than I'd originally planned. Previously titled 'Dying to Live,' the new title 'Treading Water' fully embodies the nuances behind this new direction.
'Treading Water' is a story about a family's love and resilience in the face of a potentially insurmountable loss; what one mother endures and the impact her decisions have on her family, those she loves and on her own goals and dreams.
"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light"
I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU