World renowned multicultural artist and author, Synthia SAINT JAMES announces the publication of her first short novel titled Hyacinth: A Novelette with Kindle Direct Publishing. Paperback and Kindle editions are now available on Amazon.com.
Hyacinth is a coming of age story about a budding young visual artist. “You can expect to be captivated or excited hijacked emotionally. I found myself reading faster and faster to get to where this vividly written novelette would take me. I ask you the question in Haitian Creole, Krik? (Are you ready?). I trust that your answer is Krak, (Yes)!” (Excerpt from the Introduction by Barbara A. Perkins)
Synthia SAINT JAMES is a world renowned multicultural visual artist, and award-winning author and/or illustrator of 17 children’s books, several poetry and affirmation books, a cookbook, a play, a monologue, and 2 marketing books. In her recent book – Healers, Orishas, Shamans and Deities: The Healing Art of Synthia SAINT JAMES – she shares twelve of her paintings created since March 2020 and healing inspirations.
She is a popular keynote speaker, educator and public art designer who has garnered numerous awards, including the prestigious Trumpet Award, a Coretta Scott King Award, a History Maker Award, and an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Saint Augustine’s University. Dr. SAINT JAMES also serves as a Global Ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s “Circle of Promise”.
Synthia SAINT JAMES’ United States Postal Service stamp designs include the first Kwanzaa Commemorative Stamp in 1997 (a total of 318 million stamps were printed using her first design – which was used on the 32, 33, 34, and 37 cents stamps), and the 2016 Forever Kwanzaa Stamp celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Kwanzaa holiday.
Her paintings grace the covers of over 75 books – including the original international cover art for Terry McMillan’s Waiting to Exhale and Iyanla Vanzant’s Acts of Faith. But few know that her artwork has been featured in United States Embassies worldwide through the Art in Embassies Program since the 1990’s.
The House of Seagram, Coca Cola USA, Maybelline, Essence Communications, National Coalition of 100 Black Men, Glendale Memorial Hospital, YWCA of Greater Los Angeles, Barnes and Noble, Marriott Hotels & Resorts and AARP represent a mere sampling of her clients. She has also created 17 commissioned paintings for colleges and universities and over 16 for non-profit organizations including her recent painting “HER Vision for Empowerment” for PAI.org.