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Jacqueline Cioffa

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Jacqueline Cioffa was an international model for 17 years and celebrity makeup artist. She is a dog lover, crystal collector, and Stone Crab enthusiast. Bestselling author of the riveting memoir, The Red Bench: A Descent and Ascent into Madness, and the soul-stirring saga, The Vast Landscape and Georgia Pine, Jacqueline’s work has also been widely featured in numerous literary magazines, and anthologies. She’s a storyteller, observer, essayist, poet, potty mouth, and film lover who’s traveled the world. Living with Manic Depression, she believes passionately in using her voice to advocate and inspire others.

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Space Between The Stars

Light and dark.
Space between the stars, we are.





Reflections. Patterns. Places.
Time tricks us into thinking we have more than enough.
To learn. To grow.
To surrender all things you think you know.





Time to leisurely learn
About yourself.
We do not.





We lie to ourselves and think, I’ll deal with that dream, that hope, that better version of me later.
We tuck it away, our tomorrow’s.
For someday. For another da

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Description: The ‘Expression of Depression’ anthologies arose from a journal and pad of art therapy drawings recorded during a stint in rehab. The idea was to collate similar pieces from as many writers as possible; the desire was to provide empathy and inspiration to anyone going through a similar experience of isolation and mental struggle.
Malibar Dreams - excerpt from The Vast Landscape (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Love letter to a newborn, hopes of a clean slate, free from the dark past. Excerpt from The Vast Landscape

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THE RED BENCH by Jacqueline Cioffa
"I usually read extremely fast, but I spent the month of May slowly reading this sensitive, difficult, beautiful memoir. Jacqueline Cioffa takes solace in nature to write with gritty, brutal vulnerability about her mental breakdown and finding a way t" Read more of this review »
THE RED BENCH by Jacqueline Cioffa
“I want to live simple. I want orange and red leaves and high school football and small town life. I want to erase the days lived in the hollow and free my mind and body from the trickery of a fast life. I am throwing out the Gucci shoes and Prada bags and the heavy burden and the in crowd.”
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THE RED BENCH by Jacqueline Cioffa
“I look out at the sad, pre-conditioned faces and am returned to the lost feelings. I taste the screams building up in my throat, the hurling accusations. I immediately remove myself from the physical tantrums and refuse the same old, same old destructive patterns. I will not curl up in fetal position on the bathroom floor, my sobs drenching the carpet. I practice deep breathing and kind thinking.”
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"The Red Bench is a powerfully told story about four seasons of surviving. Jacqueline Cioffa writes with such incredible eloquence about living with bi-polar and her relationships to her mother, those around her, including “the blue people”, and many " Read more of this review »
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I am thrilled to introduce THE RED BENCH, a fantastical, visceral roman à clef follows Cioffa’s descent into mental illne
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“We are all disabled, broken parts, lost individuals, trying to find our way. Truth is what you know, here and happening now. There is only love and love is the bravest character of all.”
Jacqueline Cioffa, Georgia Pine

“So it began, the living escape. The writer’s life. Limits left at the door, with muddy boots, grace and undiscovered fantastical, far away lands. Intrigue exists, beyond the confines of four, suffocating walls. The flawed, vulnerable, messy, selfish heroine makes human mistakes, yet we forgive her. We recognize the broken pieces in ourselves, her honesty forces a hard look in the mirror. Characters become real, we picture them with our own eyes, hear their voices, empathize with their story. We root them on. When the writer does their job well, we love them, never wanting to say good-bye.”
Jacqueline Cioffa, The Vast Landscape

“Some of us are born plain unlucky, helplessly watching others sail through. When tragedy strikes, those ‘lucky bastards’ won’t have a fucking clue what to do, paralyzed by fear.”
Jacqueline Cioffa, The Vast Landscape

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“I want to live simple. I want orange and red leaves and high school football and small town life. I want to erase the days lived in the hollow and free my mind and body from the trickery of a fast life. I am throwing out the Gucci shoes and Prada bags and the heavy burden and the in crowd.”
Jacqueline Cioffa, THE RED BENCH: A DESCENT AND ASCENT INTO MADNESS

“I look out at the sad, pre-conditioned faces and am returned to the lost feelings. I taste the screams building up in my throat, the hurling accusations. I immediately remove myself from the physical tantrums and refuse the same old, same old destructive patterns. I will not curl up in fetal position on the bathroom floor, my sobs drenching the carpet. I practice deep breathing and kind thinking.”
Jacqueline Cioffa, THE RED BENCH: A DESCENT AND ASCENT INTO MADNESS

“Can you understand? Someone, somewhere, can you understand me a little, love me a little? For all my despair, for all my ideals, for all that - I love life. But it is hard, and I have so much - so very much to learn.”
Sylvia Plath, The Journals of Sylvia Plath

“All writers are vain, selfish and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives lies a mystery. Writing a book is a long, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.”
George Orwell

“The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream.”
Jack Kerouac, On the Road: The Original Scroll

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