Where does she really belong?
Ruby’s life with her family in the Hologram House seems to be a happy one. But despite its perfect appearance, Ruby’s family is hiding dark secrets. Ruby longs for another life, but there seems to be no way out. Until one day, a stranger appears and leads Ruby to the Wilderness, where she discovers another life does await her—the life of a Wildheart. As Ruby discovers her true power, one question remains—will she stay in the Wilderness with her Wildheart friends? Or will she return to the Hologram House where her family and their secrets are waiting?
Join Ruby as she learns to use her Wildheart superpowers for good. As she navigates the challenges of the Wilderness, she learns valuable life lessons including how to manage her worries, overcome her fears, and deal with explosive anger.
“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.”
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?
“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.”
Lisa Parkes, Author
Writer, Mentor & Intuitive Educator, Lisa Parkes draws on a decade of supporting children with low self-esteem, anxiety and behavioural struggles to create this uplifting story of a feisty young Wildheart 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 for all the Wildhearts who feel misunderstood. It took 30 days – it literally poured out of my soul onto the page. I guess it has been percolating all this time. It’s a mixture of my experience growing up as the black sheep of my family, the children I’ve been lucky enough to work with, and all the self development tips and tricks I teach to make growing up easier. If you’re new to my work, it’s a great place to start.
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.
create your own wilderness – bring the Book to Life!
Want to learn some of the key lessons and techniques that are woven into this magical story?
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 (read:self development tools) 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