Cold Weather Roses is the story of Elijah Bennett, a former student at the prestigious Mondale College in Atlanta, GA. After being expelled from school, Elijah found himself broke, homeless and out of options. On one of the coldest nights of the year, Elijah decides to end his life. Instead of waking up in the hereafter, he finds himself in the psychiatric ward of a local Atlanta hospital. It is there that he meets Dr. Valerie Stapleton, a young and energetic psychiatrist, who offers him a stay at Rose Hill, a mental facility for teenagers and young adults that practices an experimental horticulture therapy. During his time at Rose Hill, Elijah's life becomes intertwined with Medina Rose, a New Orleans native and Katrina evacuee who sought refuge in Atlanta but became forced into prostitution. With the help of Dr. Stapleton, they both face the demons in their past while also understanding the true meaning of friendship, trust and the trials of life.
|Publisher:||Bird City Publishing|
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About the Author
Circumstances encouraged Kijafa’s transfer to the out of state institution to resume his studies. It was there that he allowed his artistic talents to take shape. Kijafa quickly found out that writing was something he could do well and he worked toward developing a strong written word. While in college, he participated in creative writing classes and provided submissions for collegiate theater and screenwriting projects.
In 1999, he returned to Atlanta where he pursued a career in corporate communications at an Atlanta based Fortune 100 company. After spending years in the corporate communications and marketing field, Kijafa decided to trust his passion for writing to serve as a conduit to connect with and entertain people. With that, Kijafa legally established Bird City Communications, LLC, a marketing and public relations firm and parent company of Bird City Publishing.