As an author, stories come to me in many different circumstances. This particular series was actually a dream I had one night and then, another night. It was as if the muses were speaking directly to me, and something wonderful was in the beginnings of being created. This happened in 2003.
Now it is 2011, and book one, “The Forgotten Spell” is out in ebook and paperback. Eight years of creating a world and its people – characters who have been voices in my head, speaking their tale, and helping to write the words. All have come together to start a magical epic adventure that I hope young adults, and others alike, will enjoy being part of.
I’ve started this blog so that I can hear what my readers think, but also to journal the creation of the additional books which will follow. Five more in this series, and then others, as I travel back before this time, seeking to establish how Green Isle came into being.
I want to share the research which I have been delving into. It is quite fascinating. There is a tone of the legend of Atlantis buried within the structure of the entire story of Green Isle. And as I have just begun reading this wonderful book by Frank Joseph called “The Atlantis Encyclopedia” I have discovered that there are several cultures out there which called Atlantis the “Green Isle.” This makes my story more compelling, because I never knew this until a few days ago, long after the words “Green Isle” was muttered within the dreams. My muses have blessed me.
I created this epic tale for my children, like Tolkien did for his son during WWII. As long as my children enjoy and like them, then I have passed the gauntlet of their discerning judgment, and will be forever happy.
Now, onto more researching and more writing. Book two, ”The Mirror Sliver,” is advancing towards completion, and the characters are beckoning to write again.