Saturday, April 18, 2015

Dreaming the Dream & Fighting the Fear with Blood Tithe -- The Chosen

"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them." --Walt Disney
"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear--not absence of fear." --Mark Twain

I’ve been dreaming for years. I’ve also dealt with fears and self-doubt for as long as I can remember. The two are NOT mutually exclusive. They do not play nice together. They are always arguing, always whispering to my heart and soul. There’s no question that one will always win out over the other. Rather, the question is which one will I let win the war. Which small voice will I heed?

My dream has been to touch people with words, to entertain and encourage. I want readers to explore fantastical worlds with me, to meet the characters that have become a part of my life. Along the way, I’ve constantly had to battle screeching doubts and nagging fears. It’s the curse of every writer. The dream is still out there, though, calling, a distant light that I’m reaching for.  

So here I am again, taking the plunge for all the world to see. I am excited and nervous to announce the release of The Chosen, the first installment of my new middle grade fantasy novel Blood Tithe.

This is a sequel to Whispers from Forbidden Earth. Look for the next installment soon: The Hunted.

Michael John Bobak once wrote, "All progress takes place outside the comfort zone." I am definitely outside my comfort zone with my dreams out there for the world to see. I hope and pray that you like them as much as I do.


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