I was just talking to my author friend Marcus Damanda on the phone about an online promotion we are doing together on Thursday October 26th, 3:30 to 4:30. It's the seventh birthday party of the press on which he and I both publish our young adult fiction, Evernnight Teen. Marcus and I are both two thirds of the way through a trilogy of books. Mine are time travel, set in the 70's, and his are dystopian fiction, set a generation or so in the future.
We'll be giving away audio books, ebooks, and tie dye. You need an invite! Click here if you want one!
Both our main characters happen to be named Rebecca. Rebecca is my time traveler Bean's real name. And Rebecca also is the name of the spunky, courageous gal fighting her way to freedom in The Salvation State and Absolution Island.
Marcus Damanda and I are both English teachers. He's still teaching--in the trenches in a mid-Atlantic junior high. I pleaded age a few years ago and sat down to write full time. We're both into the power of the word.
So yeah, I'm promoting an event, and promoting my books and Marcus' books. And I'm doing it because I think it's important. We are all of us on the planet living through tough times just now: earthquake, fire, and flood. LITERALLY! Those of us in the United States find ourselves questioning our neighbors and even family members in bitter ways we thought we never would, or could. There often seems to be more heartbreak around than there are hearts to hold it.
What do you even do with all that stuff? How do you navigate it?
I think the key is in The Story and The Song. Those things been sustaining human beings since we first gathered around the fire thousands of years ago to share them, to tell them and sing them. Fiction is The Story touched with magic. Okay, so that sounds kinda woo-woo, but there you have it. I believe that stuff. And I am honored to have a place near to the fire where I can get up and tell the stories in my books. I think they're pretty darn good. Marcus' books are terrific.
So clicky-click! Thursday the 26th of October, 3:30 to 4:30! Come to the party!