Today is a monumental day for me for today I become a novelist. An author of fiction. Today, I share my voice. The Left Hand of Light is now a reality. You can buy it on Amazon. It blows me away to be able to say that. Many of you have asked me how you can help and for that I thank you. There are three easy ways to help:
- Tell your friends. Tell your loved ones. Tell your enemies. Use e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, smoke signals. Write your congressman. Have a conversation. Please help me get the word out. Give them this link: https://chrisvera.com/lefthand.
- Buy a copy. Better yet, buy more than one. They make great and inexpensive gifts for the readers in your life. Winter, er…the holidays are coming.
- Tell the world how you feel about it. Whether you loved it or hated it, leaving a review of the book on Amazon, Goodreads, and other places where books are discussed really helps a LOT to draw attention to it. Review it!
A sincere thank you to everyone who made this book possible: To my editor, Larry Edwards. To Kathleen Robertson and my mom, Billie English, for their careful proof-reading and fantastic ideas on how to make the story even better. And to everyone else who offered me encouragement along the way.
There is so much more where this came from. Enjoy!
Hello, all! As I continue to put the finishing touches on “The Left Hand of Light,” here’s a little taste of what I’ve been working on. In this case, the opening lines of the story. More to come soon. Enjoy!
The poem at the end of this book, a Shakespearean style sonnet, was scratched into the notebook of a patient housed in a sanatorium known as Port Angel between 1886 and 1899. Though witnesses believed the patient engaged in what some refer to as automatic writing, experts disagree on whether the child, a young boy, could have authored the work, since he had been born in a catatonic state and had never been taught to read or write. He died the same year attendants discovered the poem, having never awoken from the coma he spent his life in.
The more fanatical figures of the time considered the boy to be a prophet. The controversy only grew when Port Angel was abandoned during a hurricane and the journal was lost. Rumors contended that the words scrawled on the final pages of the notebook were, “We will remember.”
Hi, all. I’m crazy-excited to reveal the book cover for “The Left Hand of Light,” a modern mythology about a broken-hearted intuitive who learns that she alone can navigate the astral plane for a dark and mysterious man searching for the soul of his lost love in the Underworld. I’m self-publishing the book this fall! If you’ve ever lost someone you love, struggled to find your place in the universe, or just like a good story about epic battles between the Light and the Dark, then this story is for you! Check in here from time to time for updates and more great news on this project. Tell me what you think and please spread the word.
The beautiful cover artwork is by the multi-talented Adelaide Marcus.