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Hats Off Corner
And now start the drum roll. Hereeeeer comes Roland! Hope you'll start a dialog with this author and find out what his new adventure is all about.
“Hope is a waking dream.”
Fairy Girl on Dragonfly
See how she reaches for the light!
See how she reaches for the light!
Roland Yeomans here:
Lee has let me slip into her “Hats Off Corner” on her blog in my
“Don’t You Hate Book Tours?” Book Tour.
Lee asked what gave me the idea for my latest novel:
To talk of my dream and how it is working out.
How it is working out?
I haven’t sold a single copy.
Why continue writing then?
Let me go the side route on this:
There is an older woman who has moved somewhere in my square of blocks. Her back is permanently bent so she must walk always looking at her feet.
On my way to work, I see her walking to the grocery store pushing her brightly painted red shopping cart (She cannot drive with her head pushed down.)
She is always jauntily clothed in gaily colored garments done in impish style. Her eyes may be forced to look at the dirt, but her mind is looking up into the clouds.
That is why I still write.
“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
– Leonardo da Vinci
Our circumstances may force our eyes down, but our hearts can ride on the wings of dream, wonder, and hope always upward, always reaching out to touch the impossible.
Who knows? One magic moment we may just make it.
Each of us are on that journey to the dream of becoming a self-supporting writer. We are at different stages of that adventure. We wave at one another to rally each other.
Just that recognition lets us know we are not alone.
When I wrote Death in the House of Life, (my 1895 Egyptian Steampunk Adventure), I had Mark Twain speak of the voyage he made famous in his The Innocents Abroad. I thought: why not tell that tale?
The Not-So-Innocents Abroad is a 1867 Steampunk journey: the maiden voyage of the Xanadu, the first Air-Steamship where …
A man with the blood of death in his veins is embarking on a perilous journey of learning how to be married to an alien empress…
11 year old orphan, Nikola Tesla, finds himself mentored by Mark Twain who is as much a child as the boy …
An insane Abraham Lincoln and a crippled General Sherman ally themselves with monsters to enact revenge upon Samuel McCord only to find it is a journey leading to dark places …
The twin sister of the empress finds herself falling in love with the husband of her hated sister – the man who sees the hurt little girl bruised by living in the cold shadow of her regal twin.
A global war of vampire kingdoms is being waged unknown to the living …
The vampiric Abigail Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Empress Theodora circle one another, looking for weakness in their opponents, blind to their own.
A Being older than the creation of light is moving his pieces on the board of the world as he has for millennia …
Yet, like The Lord of the Rings (especially The Fellowship of the Ring), my novel is one of friendships won, lost, and regained, of how the darkness around us is not as important as the light we carry within us, and of how that light is born of two hearts hesitantly reaching out to one another and finding its soul-mate.
The journey we start is never the one we finish.
Give my novel a chance. Go to its Amazon Page and try the LOOK INSIDE feature:
I write to music. Do you? Here is the selection that I am writing a scene in the sequel, The Not-So-Innocents at Large where the Sidhe fly their sky-boats to challenge the Empress Meilori Shinseen, flying over England.
Much to their regret, the Sidhe learn Meilori is, indeed, a star-child.
And there you have it folks! Want to give Roland a boost and venture over to good old Amazon? Take a look at what's he's created. And since Roland's already provided us with two great quotes, I'll let those be my quotes of the week.