Today I am visiting Breakthrough Blogs for a two-part series for authors on transitioning into public speaking.
Brad Jaeger’s site for more blogfest participants.
The White Dragon by Anne McCaffrey
I was thirteen when this bestseller came out in paperback. The cover caught my attention in the bookstore - Michael Whelen creates amazing covers! I turned it over, expecting the story to have nothing to do with dragons. However, it really WAS about dragons! The story of Lord Jaxom and his rare white dragon, Ruth, intrigued me.
That book was destiny, because it fueled my desire to be an author.
McCaffrey’s stories of a distant planet called Pern sparked my imagination. I fell in love with her style of writing and focus on character development. Her Dragonrider series may be sci-fi, but the struggles of Pern’s people mirror our own. Some of the books focus on just a few characters while others follow numerous people. Each one is so unique though that I’ve never had trouble keeping up. The White Dragon is also the third in the main trilogy, but there’s just enough back story (and a prologue) that I never felt lost. I’ve also read her Dragonrider books many, many times.
More than anything, I wanted my own dragon! Or at least a firelizard.
If you love a good character story, I highly recommend The White Dragon!
The Muse Online Writer’s Conference!
My chat discussion at 9am today is on Essential Marketing Materials for Book Promotion and I’m doing a week-long forum discussion on Developing Contacts to Promote Your Book. Hope to see you there!