Writing is about love, the love of the writer for the words, for the story they are telling. I have always tried to write from the heart, whether I am writing science fiction or a research paper. The need to share the heart should be what creates the story. As writers, we should not limit ourselves to any one genre or subject. Writing is an act of love, a reflection of the spirit and sharing that is what makes a writer.
Last year, I embarked on a journey to tell the tale of two remarkable people and those that touch their lives. The story unfolded magically for me. Many times, I felt more like I was listening to them tell me their story, that writing it myself. They even decided to have a very different ending than I originally planned. It’s moments like those that make writing something more than just words on the page.
This book reflects my deep love of the natural world. I was raised on books celebrating the nature and they fostered in me the deep and abiding belief that the world is beautiful, healing and full of magic. Discovering beauty can sooth even the most battered soul and in finding freedom and love, the world can be changed. This is the story I set out to tell.
After the Frost was released on June, 4 2014, under the penname PG Owyns. I am extremely proud of this book. The penname was in part, because of something that happened to me several years ago. I preordered a favorite mystery novelist’s new book without bothering to read the description. Imagine my surprise when the book arrived and it was a very depressing “literary” novel. I guess part of me worried about someone expecting my usual fare and instead getting this book.
I am excited to share After the Frost with you.
After the Frost will be available for 99 cents beginning the 7th of June.
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What people are saying about After the Frost:
This is a beautiful book! Full of gorgeous descriptions of nature and penetrating insights about the nature of family ties, illness, love (not just infatuation, but real love), and the soul's needs for freedom.
A wonderful gentle story with lyrical writing. The characters are well developed, and the plot is both intriguing and compelling.
After the Frost was a beautifully written book. It takes you to another time and place where there is beauty in everything.
An exquisite story of living and loving with all of your heart while also having the strength to beat the odds and hold on to life with both hands.
This book is lovely. The prose is lyrical. The message is clear. Love can heal you. The lack of it can make you ill. The descriptions of life in the wilderness in the Pacific Northwest of 1928 are painted so vividly. While reading this book I could almost smell the smells, hear the sounds and see the sights that are described
I have been a writing all my life and have been published in newspapers, magazines and books. Recently, I have started working with writers helping them to learn to love their writing, and how we, as writers can learn from musicians and their techniques.