Two Books / Two Authors
(One book is in contest mode, the other is ready to read.)
1) My book: true story about my son's recovery from a TBI
2) My son's book: science fiction. Title: Life Versus Death
But my curiosity was more than just a mom wanting to read her son's book. With the title he gave it, Life Versus Death, and with the fact that he had had a near fatal experience just a few years earlier, I couldn't help but wonder if he subconsciously made any connections in his science fiction book to the reality he and his family went through during his recovery. While he had no memory of those first two weeks, mine was (and is) still very clear.
He finished his "ready for someone else to read" draft of Life Versus Death approximately two years ago. I received a copy just before a little weekend get-away. So, while my husband was fishing, I sat on the deck of the cabin, coffee in one hand and the manuscript on my Kindle in the other. And I read, and I read, and I read. I'm not generally a science fiction girl, but hey---this was my son's book! I was drawn in---but not because it was "my son's book," but because I enjoyed it! Its good! And I can't wait for the next two of this trilogy. I want to know what's next! But WHEN Michael? WHEN!?
Did I see any hint of connection to his personal "life versus death" experience? hmmmm.... both include angels.
Finally, this month, Michael chose an avenue for releasing his book. This is a contest of sorts. Potential readers are able to make an advanced purchase. If his book isn't a winner, all who pre-ordered will be reimbursed.
I was excited to finally see a cover----and it was dead on, two scenes I totally envisioned when I was reading. Of course, this too is a draft (both content and cover have the potential of revisions if it is a winner in this contest) but I hope the cover isn't changed much.
is greatly appreciated! Please check it out.
And----if you want to know more about Michael's accident and (miraculous) recovery, he isn't the only author in the family. Writing was my outlet through those most frightening first days, and then through those weeks and months of recovery, through a Caringbridge site we used to update family and friends and make requests for prayers.
When he was able to move forward back into every day life (school, his own apartment, etc) I still had a need to give all those memories, that kept replaying themselves in my mind, an outlet. The result is The Syrup Maze: An Inspirational Journey Through Recovery From a Traumatic Brain Injury. (Kindle and Paperback editions)
From every wound there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story that says, I survived. --Fr. Craig Scott.