Author has written 10 stories for Lord of the Rings, Hobbit, Silmarillion, Veggie Tales, and Teletubbies.
I am an English teacher as well as a published writer, who is a bit older than I would like to admit. :)
Feel free to visit my website to learn more about me and my published books at.
I've written (so far) two works of fiction published by Cedar Fort Inc., and which are available on Amazon, and other online bookstores. They're also available to order from regular bookstores, though they're probably not on the shelves any more. The titles, for anyone interested, are The Birthright, ISBN 1555177565, and The King's Heir, ISBN 1555178650.
I enjoy teaching, writing, running, being with my family, and reading all sorts of good books. I especially like the works of Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, J. Scott Savage, Harper Lee, and James Dashner.
I am currently in the process of making a story about Elros, the brother of Elrond, and his decision to elect a mortal life over an immortal one. Tolkien never gave any specific reasons why Elrond's younger brother would make such a choice, nor did he ever give the name of Elros' wife, who was mortal.
This story explores the people, situations, circumstances etc. that may have been involved in influencing Elros' decision to choose a mortal life, and his and others' thoughts and emotions as he went through the process of making this decision.
28 December 2012
Something that has been brought home to me the last few weeks, is that real life, real people, (especially children) are infinitely more important than fictional ones. That being said, I think fiction serves a vital purpose in our lives, in that it can teach us things about how to be better people, how to be kinder, more tolerant, more humane, more brave. It can stretch our minds and help us think in ways we didn't before, not detracting from our own personal values, but adding to, and complementing them. For me, anything that is only fluff, or wish fulfillment, anything that celebrates/condones any type of dishonorable behavior, any story that breaks its own rules, or that doesn't require its characters to truly work for what they get, is completely useless to me, because such stories do not help me learn how to be a better person.
In my own writing, I have tried hard to make stories that help those who read them to be a little kinder, stand a little taller, be a little better because of what they've read. I hope my stories have done and are doing that for you.
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