The Crystal Clipper
“Oh, the things we can achieve when we aspire to the greatness within ourselves.”
That quote from my trilogy, The Moon Singer, sums up the way I feel about writing and especially about the plots and characters in my books.
While many of today’s young readers fancy stories about vampire sex and Apocalyptic killing games, I still believe that they also enjoy reading about the heroic exploits of characters who perform selfless acts of integrity and bravery. In Book One, “The Crystal Clipper,” deaf teen David Nickerson uses his affinity for crystal power to summon up his own inner strength to “save a life that means more to him than his own,” by rescuing his sister from an unknown fate.
This selfless act of unconditional love on David’s part transports him aboard the mystical sailing ship Moon Singer to a fairy tale adventure filled with monsters, music and miracles. In turn, this adventure (and the two that follow in subsequent books) helps him also deal with and resolve very personal family matters: his father’s unemployment and the death of his mother in the car crash that also crippled his younger sister.
How David deals with these issues is the stuff of fantasy, intertwined with the metaphysical concepts that fascinate me - life after death, reincarnation, soul travel, the music of the Spheres, and transcending our earthly problems.
I hope you, as the reader, will feel an empathy and connection to the characters and the circumstances in which they find themselves embroiled. I hope you can lose yourself in the flow of the words and experience a glimpse into this writer’s mind and emotions, and that they inspire you to read Book Two, “The War Chamber” (now available on Amazon) and the forthcoming, Book three “The Wind Rose.”
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Excerpt from the book
“And how shall I come to Earth this time, in what form and which incarnation? Do I have the will to try again?”
Other: Of course, here there is no “will” – there is only doing, being, and knowing.
“But I have so grown tired of the journeys, the repetitious teaching of the same lesson over and over again, only to be disappointed by resistance.”
Other: Then teach a new lesson, or the same Truth, in a new way. Until it is imbued into bodies, minds and hearts, and then believed, you will continue to make the sojourns.
“A multitude of times, I have made my presence felt but not known, not revealing who or what I am. Isn’t it time to do so? Reveal, that is?”
Other: It depends on your subject. Would he or she be ready to accept this knowledge?
“There could be danger there, if the knowledge is used unwisely, or with self-serving motives. My…the subject… best for receiving would be someone who has a grand purpose beyond his or her own fulfillment.”
Other: An innocent, perhaps. Someone who has never thought to seek such knowledge - yet.
“But where will this One be found?”
Other: In the past and present, in the heavens and on earth, in time and space. And in his mother’s heart.
Other: In recognizing her heart’s desire, you will find this One that you seek, whose own purpose you will recognize immediately.
“And that is…?”