all Lyman Frank Baum's fault!
first exposure to alternate universe fantasy was MGM's 1939
movie, The Wizard of Oz. When I found out it had been made from a book and
that author L. Frank Baum had written others, I did not walk, I ran to
the nearest library.
was a good thing I was encouraged to read, it would have been hard to keep me from it.
Because of this, I was inspired to write SomeWhen Over the Rain Clouds.
drove a taxi cab in north
Seattle back in the 1980s. There was the one slow day, and I popped into
the Lake City Drug Store for a book to read. Though I can
no longer remember the
title, I bought it because the cover caught my eye, the title intrigued me, and the blurb on the back of the book got it to the cash
register. Even though I kept turning the pages, it just never got
better. When I finished, I knew two things for certain...
The book was the right size to level a bookshelf I had at home,
I knew I could write a better story.
You, oh faithful reader, will be the proof of that.
was able to prove the former on a seriously lopsided bookcase at
home. My personal library includes some underground comics, Science Fiction and Fantasy,
histories of the Pacific Northwest History and the Fur Trade era, the Occult, contemporary Fix-it-Yourself manuals
(post- and pre-industrial), World
Religions, herbal medicines (both Old World and New),
a 1924 book of French-Canadian poetry,
biographies for a number of famous dead people, a Chilton's manual for
the 1966 Ford Mustang I no longer own, mythologies of assorted
ethnicities, Tony Hillerman
mysteries, a dozen or so English/Foreign language dictionaries, and very
nearly all the books written by L. Frank Baum. It is, after all, his fault.
SomeWhen Over the Rain Clouds
An Adult Alternate Universe Novel
Book I of the Geaehn Chronicles
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