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ThunderCloud (The Oddities of a Young Man's Journey to Manhood) - Magical-Realism Novel

"A woman's highest calling is to lead a man to his soul so as to unite him with Source. A man's highest calling is to protect woman so she is free to walk the earth unharmed."                                                                                                                          -- Cherokee proverb

 278 pages, softcover book and eBook, ThunderCloud tells the tale of a Cherokee teen excommunicated from his people and forced to come of age in a world foreign to him. With the help of people he meets, he learns gradually not only how to assume responsibility, but also how to accept the consequences of past neglect. Before he returns to his People, he discovers the power of the true love of a woman he once knew, and assumes his rightful place beside her. 

ThunderCloud (The Oddities of One Man’s Journey to Manhood) began as a purely imagined concept at a time of my life when I was single and had free time in which to create something new. I started writing a sentence without any notion of what would be the next one. At first thought, an old white man sitting and rocking on a porch came to mind. Having traveled through Oklahoma many times, feeling the Native-American energy that hangs in the air there, I added a Cherokee teenager, who discovers the old man and attempts to communicate with him. The result became a stand-alone story that several friends admired.

Encouraged by their reactions, I dug in, adding a new beginning and more to the end of the story by asking myself,

  • Where does ThunderCloud come from?
  • Why forces him to meet the old man?
  • What do they want from each other? And...
  • What is ThunderCloud's back-story before he meets the old man; and where does he end up later?

My work schedule over three decades, and recent full-time writing of ghostwritten, non-fiction books for clients, and my own novels, extended ThunderCloud's development and completion. Now that this portion of ThunderCloud's life is spoken for and published, readers of the work may understand why my affinity for the characters remained alive for so many years. And if I have done my job right, reader reactions and reviews will determine ThunderCloud's future and the fates of more volumes about him!

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