"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 brings us a Cherokee teen excommunicated from his people and forced to come of age in a world foreign to him. With the help of some of the people he meets, he gradually learns about responsibility and how to accept the consequences of his past shortcomings. Traveling back to his People, hoping to make amends there, he saves through life-threatening events a ragtag band of young runaways and re-discovers the raw power of a woman's love. Upon his arrival home with a motley entourage acceptance is not guaranteed.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: ThunderCloud began at a time of my life when I had freedom to write something purely imaginative. Traveling through through Oklahoma many times and always felt the presence of the Native-American energy hanging in the air there. At first, I wrote about a Cherokee teenager's discovery of an old man asleep in a rocking chair on his porch. His many attempts to communicate with the codger became a stand-alone story read and admired by friends.
Encouraged by their reactions, I dug in and added a new beginning and more to the overall story. The result transcends the genres of Coming of Age, Literary Fiction, and Magical Realism.
My work schedule in Sales over three decades and, later, time spent writing and ghostwriting non-fiction books for clients extended ThunderCloud's completion. Now that this portion of ThunderCloud's life is spoken for and published, readers of the work tell me they understand why my affinity remained alive for so many years.
Reader reactions and reviews will determine whether ThunderCloud becomes a series. I sure hope so because it was a delicious experience to bring him to life!
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