“Any occupation exercising itself with passion, with self-oblivion, with devotion, towards an end other than itself, is a gateway to divine things.”

— Charles Williams

The Novels of Faith Harkey

I have long applied imaginal work in the areas of dreamwork and fiction writing, and have used imaginal techniques to author the middle-grade kids’ novels Genuine Sweet (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and Sneak Thief (Knopf Books for Young Readers / Random House Kids). Here, among these pages, is what a life sourced largely in the imaginal looks like. I have discovered that fictional characters have real agency, and I’ve conversed with the complexes who inhabit my inner world. I believe that studying and venturing into the subtler words warrants — and rewards — as much dedication as one offers to them.