Whether writing or reading a book, it can change your life—just ask the majority of humanity. And so there comes in a time when the need to write something substantial may override the need for speed, if, like me, you’ve been writing with so much passion you haven’t taken a breather. That time has come for me.
As I sit here on July 5th 2014, and I see the most leviathan view of things I’m ever had the pleasure to be humbled by. A book that encompasses it all for me: A wide playing field: the Klondike. An answer for the big questions that have engrossed me for years: reincarnation, humanity and purpose. And characters that speak through my heart.
And so RUSH (thanks Julie!) is born: A wide ranging novel that will cover the most turbulent years of the gold rush as well as the world events that made it possible seen through the eyes of the combatants.
Which got me to thinking of which books I’ve read that have changed my life? Definitely Gone With The Wind had a huge effect on me growing up and I was introduced to Scarlett and Rhett and their wide flung love story. And who can forget 1984 or Of Mice and Men and a book titled Flowers for Algernon, a book that I ended up reading in its entirety to a grade ten English class of students that sat mesmerized while I read it.
My question of the day is what book(s) influenced you in a major way?