Author has written 3 stories for Earth's Children.
I am a south central Texas boy born in 1957, been hunting and fishing most of my life. With only a high skool ejication, there may be a few foibles along the way. Anglish was never my best subject.
I am an avid reader of historical fiction, mystery/adventure, and fantasy. Became enamored with the 'Earth's Children' series, though I liked the first three books much more than the last two. I've always wanted to write, and following a long discussion with my father about the fate of our favorite characters of the series, the Mamutoi, I decided to try my hand. It was a very satisfying experience taking 'Brenan's Search' from original idea to completion, and a lot harder than I thought it would be. It took almost a year to get it all done.
'Brenan's Search' was written as an alternate book four of the 'Earths Children' series. Jean followed Ayla through Europe in 'The Plains of Passage', while I introduce Brenan, a young Mamutoi man who travels through the end of winter to the Lion Camp. Brenan comes in search of knowledge, knowledge only the oldest, wisest Mamut of all the Mamutoi people might have. Following the turmoil Ayla left at the summer meeting, Brenan had to know what would become of the Mamutoi as a people. Old Mamut agrees to teach Brenan along with Latie who he was grooming to eventually be his replacement. The three of them delve into the world of the spirits with the aid of a certain sacred root of the Clan Ayla had left behind, and their adventure begins. An adventure that would change forever the people known as the Mammoth Hunters.
I have continued the story with a sequel, the 'Land of the Sun'. The sequel is actually longer and deeper than the original story, but it does tell the rest of the tale of my favorite characters of the 'Earth's Children' series, the Mamutoi.
'The Scent of Man' is my first short story, it is a snapshot of what happened to Baby (Ayla's lion) after he left the Mamutoi summer meeting.
Thanks for reading and commenting, for wanna-be writers like me, it is often the only feedback we get.