Lara Lazenby – Scars, Scribbles and The Power of Crayons

California 1974.

“I want something before I die. I even made a deal with God. The only thing getting in my way is cancer.” . Lexi, a mischievous seven-year-old, believes in superpowers, secret passageways, magic, and miracles. Every Friday, Lexi fights monsters and bloodsuckers (doctors and nurses) in the dungeon (the hospital.) She has epic arguments with Death–a character in her story whose shadow loves to whisper, haunt and tease her. Lexi has watched cancer patients younger than herself disappear week after week but she is “hell-bent” on winning this battle with the enemy.

The sudden death of a sick friend is too much for Lexi and her mother. To escape her fears, they leave town in a little blue Pinto en route to Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona and the Grand Canyon. Lexi discovers the Pueblo Indians and Mother Earth’s red rocks know more about scars and healing than she does. Still, Death haunts her. Lexi has a big imagination filled with dreams but she knows that Death has other plans. “My battle with Death has just begun. But I will get my greatest wish. If I can just live long enough.

SCARS, SCRIBBLES, AND THE POWER OF CRAYONS tells the story of a child’s fight to survive in the face of death and the bonds between a mother and her daughter as they face the ultimate unknown together.