Saturday afternoon, after getting a picture taken at a photo shoot for The Self Evident Truth Project, I decided to wander down Main Street and see the sights. As I exited the Garden Street Plaza and started heading west on Main Street, I noticed there was an arts street festival in progress, and I thought I might stroll over and take a look. As I headed along the sidewalk, I was approached by a man who wanted to tell me about the book he wrote.
Usually, that’s a sign to me to continue walking, and respond only with a polite “no thanks”. No telling what “his book” would be about… maybe a government conspiracy to use contrails to spray something on unsuspecting Americans, or maybe how the Masons are secretly in control of Visalia. You just never know with someone approaching you on the street. This time, however, I stopped and listened. He had his two kids with him, so I figured it was probably OK to see what he had to say. And I could see the dragon and the boy holding a sword on the cover, so I was a bit intrigued.
What could it hurt, right? Maybe it was time to expand my horizons.
We chatted a bit, and I asked him a few questions about the plot of the story. With the dragon and the sword, I was thinking maybe a fantasy of some kind, with a bunch of magic, witches, spells, and other stuff that lets an author, in my opinion, off easy with creating the world in which I may spend some time. A bit, well done, is OK, but I don’t really want to be seeing it in every paragraph.
Roger assured me that there was a bit of fantasy lore type material, but not a lot. With that information, I was seriously considering buying a copy.
We chatted for a while, and I decided to get a copy at his bargain-today-only-on-the-street-corner price. I even got him to sign it for me!
I’m a couple of chapters in now, and and with the exception of the dragon and the “magic” sword, it might be more a science-fiction novel, as it takes place in a distant future after a world-wide catastrophe destroys much of humanity. We’ll see how the story goes.
You can see the Amazon.com page, here.