Let's Talk More About Nora and the Eternal Waterwheel!

Nora and the Eternal Waterwheel was something of a jumping off point crafted from the idea of wanting to see something more different, perhaps more pure, than current narrative exposure in all ages writing. In writing what was affectionately been dubbed “The Nora Chronicles” by fans, I worked to create a world that was as intelligent as it was innocent.

My bread and butter, or biscuits and bacon, is dark fantasy. I’m not a writer confined to a single genre; that would bore me to something ten steps beyond tears, nor do I confine myself to a single series, but if you ask me “Eugene, what do you prefer to write?” dark fantasy is quite probably the highest on my list. I was challenged by my editor and by members of my church to write something for younger readers, and the challenge was fun and humorous for me because my perspective on appropriate reading materials for youths is rather obscured. It’s easy enough to say “Most kids shouldn’t watch Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira or Yoshiaki Kawajiri’s Ninja Scroll”, though I saw both in single digits. It’s a bit harder with literature.

I was reading Poe and Hitchcock in Kindergarten; See Spot Run made me want to contemplate my first book burning. For loads of kids, See Spot Run is an appropriate threshold. For many, it’s insulting. I was reading titles like The Wuthering Heights, The Picture of Dorian Grey, Great Expectations, Kilobyte, A Matter of Taste and more in the first grade. So, my perspective on media for younglings is rather different. That being said, I also don’t believe every young person ought to embark on a journey with Saberhagen, and that’s pretty clear in my all ages writing.

How many of you are still reading? Felicitations; I do so love and adore individuals who don’t knee jerk and fly into rage. Let’s go on, shall we?

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Big Words for Small People ~A Nora and the Eternal Waterwheel Spotlight~

Eugene the Author a.k.a. Gentleman Raptor a.k.a. Xeawn Cross here to talk about my upcoming All Ages fantasy epic novel Nora and the Eternal Waterwheel.

This novel follows the exploits of a young girl by the name of Tanielle Travers as she finds her ordinary, if difficult, high school life interrupted by a league of shadow monsters and a quest that flings her not only to a different world, but a whole other dimension!

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Spotlight on Tribus Dulce

Available now on Amazon with a limited time sale price of $4.99 for the Kindle Edition!

What is it about?

The name Tribus Dulce translates to “Three Sweets”, and represents the distinct flavors of each short story in this novel. The first narrative carries the taste of “Bitter”, and follows the struggles of seventeen year old high school senior Abra Ostberg and her best friend Judith Lee. Abra has endured a violently abusive household at the hands of her father from the time that she was very small, and takes refuge in Judy’s house whenever the maelstrom of her life grows too much to bear on her own. Abra remains in this environment, hoping that by serving as a lightning rod of sorts she can protect her mother and younger brother, even though her mother has never intervened in her father’s abuse.

One night, Abra experiments with a drug known as Hyperion, and what follows is a whole new world of horrors as the drug awakens Abra’s latent power to World Walk into the depths of the soul.

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