Listen to Lisa read the Prologue – a beautiful poem about The Wilderness
Stuck Between Two Worlds is the untangling of a lonely 10-year-old girl who is full of explosive feelings and searching for peace in her heart. Written by Lisa Parkes, who draws on a decade of mentoring children with low self-esteem, anxiety and relationship struggles, it’s perfect for sensitive souls with big imaginations who like Jacqueline Wilson, Judy Blume and Enid Blyton.
Too sassy? Too sensitive? Or simply misunderstood? Her busy world was whizzing out of control.
Meet Ruby Wildheart – a quirky, creative bookworm with a curious, detective mind and a heart as deep as the ocean. The never-ending drama of her mysterious family brought constant noise and chaos. People thought there was something seriously wrong with her, but Ruby just wished she could find the off switch for her brain. Her strict parents fought hard against her wild ways, but nobody realised her highly sensitive heart was like a big sponge that sucked up all the negative energy.
The magical secret that sets her free. Confused and fed up, Ruby is transported to The Wilderness where she learns her sensitivity is a superpower that lights the path to happiness and new friends, who love her just the way she is.
Time is running out and she has until the full Moon to make up her mind. Gathered around the campfire with her Wildheart friends, Ruby faces her toughest decision yet: Where does she really belong?
Will she stay in The Wilderness where she can be wild and free?
Or will she return to her family who really don’t understand her at all?
Have you been called oversensitive? Perhaps you know yourself to be an INFJ, an Empath or an HSP.
I’d call you a Wildheart. Are you really too sensitive or is this world too fast, too noisy, ridiculously busy and not a good fit for your Wildheart?
“I loved this from the first page. Written with joy and warmth, Stuck Between Two Worlds is an uplifting story about being true to yourself. Full of compassion, wisdom and magic, it will help you find a safe place inside your own heart.”
“A magical adventure story with a twist! I really liked the emotional side of this book, the steps taken to address the tangle of feelings and the resolution once they are dealt with. I think it will give children a working tool in their own lives. I like Ruby. She is a smart little girl with a kind heart. You really want her to succeed, but you wonder where she will end up. It’s fascinating to watch her blossom, as she has to unlearn so much and follow her heart.”
About the Author
Author, Mentor & Intuitive Educator, Lisa Parkes draws on a decade of helping children with low self-esteem, anxiety and behavioural struggles to create this uplifting story of a feisty young Empath who learns to be true to herself by finding special friends just like her.
When I was a little girl, I liked nothing more than curling up on a rainy day reading my Enid Blyton books. Inspired by the Enchanted Wood and The Magic Faraway tree, I loved to venture off to different worlds and let my big imagination run wild.
I wrote Stuck Between Two Worlds in just 30 days – it literally poured out of my soul onto the page. I guess it has been percolating all this time. It’s for all the Wildhearts (sometimes called empaths, HSPs, INFJ-ers) who feel misunderstood.
I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I loved writing it, and that you find peace and magic in your heart just like Ruby.
Bring the Book to Life!
Want to learn some of the key intuitive learning tools and techniques that are woven into the magical story of Stuck Between Two Worlds?
To celebrate the release of the book, I held 4 live group coaching sessions with some gorgeous Wildhearts who wanted to explore and bring to life some of the magic Ruby learns on her adventures. These Wildheart souls were excited to follow in Ruby’s footsteps and take responsibility for their own happiness.
Venture into The Wilderness, to discover your beautiful confident Wildheart self.
Inspiring and magical! We loved reading Stuck Between Two Worlds and think the book will inspire lots of children to believe in themselves and let their imagination go wild. Ruby and Nettie prove that teamwork is everything. Tom is also quite funny! The story is kind and positive and the characters are magical, you will want to keep reading. Anna & Georgina Whitfield, Age 9
A real joy to read! I found the way Lisa used different characters to describe different emotions really interesting and innovative. A lot of thought, work and research has clearly gone into the book. The book was relatable- I really felt a connection to the characters and how they felt. It was certainly a gentler way of saying ‘We can talk about mental health and feelings’ instead of saying ‘There’s something wrong with you! You need help!’ Nettie stood out for me as she represented my mum, being there for me and listening to my problems whenever I have them. Harvey, Age 11
Really good fun and lots to discover! I loved the powerful, positive messages in this book. You’ve taken a big important subject and made it totally relatable. The life lessons given throughout were well explained and cleverly woven into the story. It made me think about how I could use them too because I could see how they were really helping Ruby. I loved all the characters and the colourful scenes of the magical world you created. Bella Croft
Fantasy meets the real world and makes sense of our struggles growing up. Wow, what an amazing read! Heart warming and powerful moments throughout plus fun adventure all cleverly pieced together to make a beautifully written and inspiring story. I would have loved to have read a story like this when I was younger to know that whoever I was, was okay and there are no right or wrongs. Even more so now in a world driven by social media pressures and comparisons for young adults, Lisa has cleverly taken all important life lessons and sensitive topics and made them enjoyable to learn about and discover for all children on their journey through this crazy world! Miranda, London
I could not put this book down! A brave story, with a strong message that goes straight to your heart. Stuck Between Two Worlds takes you on a magical adventure as Ruby learns to trust herself and her heart. I laughed, I cried and I related to everything Ruby had to go through. Ruby learned to open her heart to life outside of her bedroom window. Ruby moves from sadness, fear and loneliness to hope and joy and so can you! Stuck Between Two Worlds encourages readers to be brave and to follow their wild hearts! Katia B