From the Author
From the first stories told around a crackling fire they offered usentertainment, knowledge, history and honor; but on a deeper, mysticallevel, stories reveal to us the secrets hidden in our spirits and souls. Good stories heal us, they lift us up and help us to see a grander image of ourselves. Theycan help us become better people. They cause passion to grow in us,make us view our worlds differently or gain understanding of how theother half lives. They make us laugh, they make us cry, they make usfeel.
Good stories can take us to far away lands. We can uncover the secrets of the Universe. We can come to know the deeper part ofourselves that is attached to everything else in the Universe. We canfly to the moon, visit another dimension, travel back in time, find true love, become a secret agent, discover the unspoken mysteries, rightwrongs and become who we've always wanted to be. It's the cheapestvacation that I know of.
I believe in the power of story tochange and empower lives. The beauty of story is that its message isleft up to the reader. The reader decides what to take from a story andwhat to throw away. There is no one standing over you telling you whatyou must like or not like. Story has the ability to affect each personwho reads in an entirely different way.
There is great magic in a story that comes from the heart.