In case you missed my review of Shadows of Wormwood, you can check that out HERE.
Author Guest Blog:
By: T.J. Koll
Allow me to be blunt and bold: reading is the key to developing a better understanding of the world and those with whom we share it. Indeed, the “world peace and goodwill” that so often fills the speeches of politicians and beauty pageant contestants can only be accomplished through the sharing of experiences found in fiction and poetry. After all, only in the pages of a book, short story, or piece of poetry can one step into the shoes of another human being without succumbing to the overbearing visuals of television and film. There, amongst the dots and the dashes, people from myriad historical eras, cultures, classes, and countries whisper to one another, tell each other secrets and truths never revealed in face-to-face conversations. There, within those pages, genuine understanding and widespread connection can be found. Readers like all of you, therefore, are far more than book-lovers; you are the emissaries of peace and drivers of human progress.
Never forget that. Never forget the truths you find in these textual illusions. Never ignore the potential for growth that simple stories with engaging characters can offer. And never think of yourselves simply as book-lovers.
You can learn more about T.J. and his work on his website: www.tjkoll.com
Thank you SO very much for hanging out with us this week, T.J. I am really looking forward to your future writing!