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Day 9 – Interpreting Inspiration

I’m reblogging this… why? Well, today my book is officially out in all its forms. Check out http://risingnovel.com for all the links to all the versions you could ever want. You want eBook? I have it. You want print? Got that too! You want it carved into the back of a moose with the sharp end of an intergalactic toothbrush? You’re in the wrong Python bit…

Anyway, here is my inspiration for Rising: Book One of The Adept Cycle. Enjoy!

Shanan Winters

Today’s Author Blog Challenge requests that I divulge the inspiration for my novel. I have a few works-in-progress, but my flagship – The Adept Cycle – is the one I’ll discuss here.

All I can say is, grab some popcorn and be prepared to laugh. You know… at me.  Whatever. What you’re about to read here happened. To me. For reals. I still think it was a prank… or was it. LOL  *gulp* Okay… here goes nothing…


red-alder-forest Many years ago, when I was a young teenager, we frequently visited my uncle in Astoria, Oregon. His family lived in an older farm house with bare, wood floors and one pellet stove for climate control. My uncle – a mathematical genius – worked as the chief city planner. My aunt spent her hours gardening, canning, clipping coupons, hunting, chopping firewood and hoarding.

Their house was always neat, but every cupboard was stashed…

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