So, the other day I wrote about books that changed me. I also mentioned the one I am reading now.

Let me preface this by saying that the Fantasy Genre is the one I’m least familiar with. I’ve read a few series like Odd Thomas and of course Lord of the Rings.

What I am reading now is Patrick Rothfuss’s Kingkiller Trilogy. Honestly, I bought it a long time ago and twice started it but could never get past the fist 100 or so pages and gave up.

This time, I pushed past that and found a whole new world opening up to me. This is something the fantasy genre has in spades. And what a world. I am about to finish the second book and I am stunned.

I find myself thinking about the characters as I go about my daily routine and looking forward to seeing what happens next. I can’t wait to sit down and read the most recent escapade of the protagonist.

Why do I write all this. Because, like my Dad use to say about trying new foods: you’ll never know if you like it unless you try it.

Here’s to trying something new at any age.

Hello. I am the author of the Historical Fiction novel called Mamie Garrison. It is a tale of slavery, abolition, romance and history, set in the years just prior to the Civil War. It is available on Kindle for .99 and also in paperback. Mamie Garrison has a dual storyline. The present day story involves Bella and Andrew finding Mamie's journals. Their story includes romance and paranormal aspects. Mamie's story follows her adventures as an abolitionist through her journals. There are some mysteries as well as an unusual background in Mamie's life. I have completed book two in my series. Colin Garrison, Book 2 of The Garrisons is available at Please see my Colin Garrison page under the menu option for a small sample of this new book. The third and final book in the series, Emily Garrison is now available. Please see above for link. I am 62 with one adult child and one grandchild. I have always enjoyed the written word and have been a voracious reader from my early youth. I am inspired by many authors in the historical fiction genre. I am also a lover of Russian literature, particularly Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. I find great inspiration for creating characters by looking at the ones these two authors have created. There is such a depth to them. I have written for most of my life in one form or another. I have dabbled in poetry and songwriting, and have more started novels than finished ones. In my free time, I like reading, history and travel. I am interested in genealogy and working on my family tree. I live in St Louis.

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