Saturday, July 20, 2013

Blog New Fiction Release

Every day a story of an unsuspecting hero makes the headlines-we are riveted to the details and in awe of the courage of the person involved.  I have long had a fascination with heroes, the idea of heroism in the pure sense of the word, the selfless act of giving your life to save another without thought of anything else.

My inspiration to write about an ordinary man or woman who is thrust into an extraordinary situation comes from reading the works of Joseph Campbell.  He viewed life as a dance –“the experience of being alive.”    He viewed mythology as the “song of the universe”-music we dance to even when don’t know the tune. Heroes – Mr. Campbell said of heroes that there were two types of heroic deeds. “One is the physical deed, in which the hero performs a courageous act in battle or saves lives.  The other kind is the spiritual deed, in which the hero learns to experience the supernormal range of human spiritual life and then comes back with a message.”

On Tuesday July 23 my new novel Room of Tears will be released by Imajin Books.  It will be available to order through Amazon and your local bookstores as a trade paperback and eBook through Amazon.  The buy links will be available just prior to the release.  One of the pre-publication reviewers (Chris Belden, author of Carry-on and Shriver) said this about Room of Tears: “For more than a decade writers have struggled to come to terms with the tragedy of September 11, 2001, and most have missed the mark-sentimental, tasteless, tone deaf.  Meditative, almost prayer-like, Room of Tears illuminates the search for meaning in tragedy, and comforts with the sense that, even in calamity, there is always a plan.”

Write what you think, hear, see and say…

Live each day well or write a book…