Author JP Solanki-Davie is a creative artist with an Honours Bachelor of Arts with Distinction from the University of Toronto. She built a career as a Registered Massage Therapist and has worked as a Yoga teacher and trainer both locally and internationally. Born in Canada with roots in India, South Africa and Germany, JP is passionate about celebrating her diverse identity along with those who don't fit the social mould. Her writing exemplifies her varied knowledge base with an emphasis on nature's healing power.
"A Forest Without Trees takes you deep inside a disturbing reality pitting a small group of rebels against powerful sinister forces that take over the minds of others, intercepting thoughts and planting false memories as they exert terrifying, destructive control. It's an epic power struggle with the survival of humanity, the environment and the world itself at risk. This is science fiction-fantasy writing at its finest - a compelling must-read!" - Michael B. Davie, author, The Late Man, and, Great Advice! Your 7 Keys To a Better Life
"The world that JP Solanki-Davie has imagined (or perhaps it's an alternative reality that she has the insight to foresee) is disarming and emboldening to anyone who wonders about the divisions that we humans create and suffer for. Her depth of understanding of what makes people fight for hope or impose and weave sinister order out of fear, necessarily arrests you as a reader, and makes you think - as all good writing should. Her work conjures ideas of dystopia and utopia but it goes way beyond that because beneath any contemporary narrative that might be inferred about the state of the planet as we know it, is a sense of optimism in the power and potential of the human spirit to be better. This is a must-read for anyone who cares for the complexity of ecosystems, who wonders how we might be, who desires an intelligent departure into another way of seeing. It's fiction that carries weight beyond its finely crafted words."- Aliya Mughal, author of an upcoming collection of essays, is a nonfiction writer whose work has been published in The Learned Pig, NERC's Planet Earth magazine, The Idler, the Partially Examined Life and the London Literary Review.