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Wilma Davidson, Ed.D., is a former faculty member at the University of South Florida and the president of a communications consulting firm Davidson & Associates. In her consulting work to Fortune 500 companies, educational and governmental institutions, Davidson advises clients how to put their "best foot forward—in writing and in person." In addition to serving as a writing and presentation-skills coach, Davidson is the author or co-author of five published books on writing and business. Her books include the text Business Writing: What Works, What Won't; Writing a Winning College Application Essay; and The Bell Labs Editor. She has also served as the author and editor of Most Likely to Succeed at Work: How Work Is Just Like High School—Crib Notes for Getting Along and Getting Ahead Amidst Bullies, Teachers' Pets, Cheerleaders, and Other Members of the "Class." A board member of the Sarasota Branch of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW), Davidson met her co-author de Avila of the book Soldier, Sister, Savant through their professional women's organization, the NLAPW. She lives in Longboat Key, Florida.
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Soldier, Sister, Savant
by Wilma Davidson, Ed.D. and Diana de Avila, M.S.Ed. View publisher's profile page

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Soldier, Sister, Savant is a rare and inspirational story of an acquired art savant whose artistry emerged after a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and exacerbation of multiple sclerosis. This hybrid memoir, featuring Diana de Avila's extraordinary artwork, takes readers on her journey from soldier at 18 years of age to Sister in a convent, to highly sought-after digital artist. Readers will discover the enormous roles that faith, family, resilience, and resolve played in de Avila's ability to overcome life-threatening odds in order to become an artist.
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Soldier, Sister, Savant is the inspirational and unique story of Diana de Avila and her journey to artistic genius as an acquired art savant. Her creative fractal art emerged after a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the worsening of multiple sclerosis. Acquired savants are a rarity; female acquired savants even rarer. The story of Diana de Avila and her acquired savant syndrome, a little-heard-of and understudied phenomenon, is an honest and compelling one in which she details her struggles and sudden gifts. This hybrid memoir introduces readers to the digital art savant, not born with such talent but who arrives at it, literally, by accident. The authors share significant events in de Avila's life prior to the advent of her "accidental genius," as well as many examples of her art. Readers will discover the enormous role that faith, family, resilience, and resolve play in de Avila's overcoming life-threatening odds in order to prolifically produce over one thousand pieces of extraordinary digital art.
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Overview


Soldier, Sister, Savant is a rare and inspirational story of an acquired art savant whose artistry emerged after a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and exacerbation of multiple sclerosis. This hybrid memoir, featuring Diana de Avila's extraordinary artwork, takes readers on her journey from soldier at 18 years of age to Sister in a convent, to highly sought-after digital artist. Readers will discover the enormous roles that faith, family, resilience, and resolve played in de Avila's ability to overcome life-threatening odds in order to become an artist.

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Soldier, Sister, Savant is the inspirational and unique story of Diana de Avila and her journey to artistic genius as an acquired art savant. Her creative fractal art emerged after a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the worsening of multiple sclerosis. Acquired savants are a rarity; female acquired savants even rarer. The story of Diana de Avila and her acquired savant syndrome, a little-heard-of and understudied phenomenon, is an honest and compelling one in which she details her struggles and sudden gifts. This hybrid memoir introduces readers to the digital art savant, not born with such talent but who arrives at it, literally, by accident. The authors share significant events in de Avila's life prior to the advent of her "accidental genius," as well as many examples of her art. Readers will discover the enormous role that faith, family, resilience, and resolve play in de Avila's overcoming life-threatening odds in order to prolifically produce over one thousand pieces of extraordinary digital art.

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Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Subgenre:Artists, Architects, Photographers

Language:English

Pages:166

Format:Paperback

eBook ISBN:9781950251025

Paperback ISBN:9781950251001


Overview


Soldier, Sister, Savant is a rare and inspirational story of an acquired art savant whose artistry emerged after a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and exacerbation of multiple sclerosis. This hybrid memoir, featuring Diana de Avila's extraordinary artwork, takes readers on her journey from soldier at 18 years of age to Sister in a convent, to highly sought-after digital artist. Readers will discover the enormous roles that faith, family, resilience, and resolve played in de Avila's ability to overcome life-threatening odds in order to become an artist.

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Description


Soldier, Sister, Savant is the inspirational and unique story of Diana de Avila and her journey to artistic genius as an acquired art savant. Her creative fractal art emerged after a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the worsening of multiple sclerosis. Acquired savants are a rarity; female acquired savants even rarer. The story of Diana de Avila and her acquired savant syndrome, a little-heard-of and understudied phenomenon, is an honest and compelling one in which she details her struggles and sudden gifts. This hybrid memoir introduces readers to the digital art savant, not born with such talent but who arrives at it, literally, by accident. The authors share significant events in de Avila's life prior to the advent of her "accidental genius," as well as many examples of her art. Readers will discover the enormous role that faith, family, resilience, and resolve play in de Avila's overcoming life-threatening odds in order to prolifically produce over one thousand pieces of extraordinary digital art.

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About the author


Wilma Davidson, Ed.D., is a former faculty member at the University of South Florida and the president of a communications consulting firm Davidson & Associates. In her consulting work to Fortune 500 companies, educational and governmental institutions, Davidson advises clients how to put their "best foot forward—in writing and in person." In addition to serving as a writing and presentation-skills coach, Davidson is the author or co-author of five published books on writing and business. Her books include the text Business Writing: What Works, What Won't; Writing a Winning College Application Essay; and The Bell Labs Editor. She has also served as the author and editor of Most Likely to Succeed at Work: How Work Is Just Like High School—Crib Notes for Getting Along and Getting Ahead Amidst Bullies, Teachers' Pets, Cheerleaders, and Other Members of the "Class." A board member of the Sarasota Branch of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW), Davidson met her co-author de Avila of the book Soldier, Sister, Savant through their professional women's organization, the NLAPW. She lives in Longboat Key, Florida.

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