About the author:
Chloé McFeters is a writer, director, producer, and personal historian, and the owner of Tortoise and Finch Productions, LLC, an independent production company specializing in projects concerning social justice, public health, and human interest. She is the director and executive producer of You Look a Lot Like Me, a documentary film exploring the topic of intimate partner violence in the United States. The film is currently used as an informational and training resource in a variety of settings across the U.S., including universities, mental health clinics, libraries, etc.
In May 2017, Chloé released six coloring book journals for adults exploring a variety of topics and experiences, including surviving domestic violence, providing care for an adult loved one, and living with cancer or heart disease.
In her earlier days, Chloé held a variety of positions entirely unrelated to film/writing, including waitress, church secretary, appointment setter for an adjustable bed company, and sales representative for mobile medical record filing systems. Her first job was at a Dunkin’ Donuts and she wasn’t very good at it. She can’t remember whether or not she was fired, but feels fairly certain she should have been.
When she's not working, Chloé enjoys reading, dancing, cooking, gardening, traveling, and Red Sox baseball.
Being diagnosed with heart disease can be disorienting and overwhelming. Medical treatment and unpredictable life changes can give rise to many frustrations and anxieties. Dear Heart offers a quiet shelter, a portable sanctuary for artful distraction and gentle contemplation in which to take heart and nurse your spirits.
The journal prompts are designed to invite you to write about the practical and emotional aspects of coping with heart disease. The mandalas and abstract patterns provide a means to disengage from concerns and fears and let the mind and senses flow with colors and creative self-discovery.