Welcome again to my good friend, R.B. Wood, who is celebrating the re-release of his debut novel, The Prodigal’s Foole. As part of the re-launch, I’ve invited him to guest post here today.
I have a vague recollection of my mother’s soft voice reading to me when I was very young. The delight of receiving a picture book as a toddler. The fear, when heading off to first grade, when I asked my father what would happen if I couldn’t learn to read.
The triumph of reading my first book out loud to the first grade class just three months later.
We were all voracious readers in my house. Books always play a major part in growing up. From my obsession with The Hardy Boys to that penultimate moment when I read H. G. Wells War of the Worlds at age nine.
Today, with the re-launch of my first written work, The Prodigal’s Foole is available in stores again. Why I’m doing a re-launch is touched upon in my blog posting of a couple weeks ago. It was a long time coming, and more will follow. But my passion for good tales—from the fantastical to the everyday—burns as bright today as it did that wondrous day I picked up War of the Worlds.
I’ve just finally reached the maturity level to give back a little of what I’ve enjoyed by so many other authors over the years.
I know I’ll never be a Dickens, a Tolkien or an H. G. Wells. And I’m okay with that. As long as I can build a story that people will enjoy and take them to another place for a few hours, I’m happy.
And really, as a writer…what more could you ask for?
R.B. Wood is a technology consultant and a writer of Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction and quite frankly anything else that strikes his fancy. He is working on the follow up to The Prodigal’s Foole, as well as a Science Fiction trilogy and a collaborative comic book project.
He is also host of The Word Count podcast. R.B. currently lives in Boston with his partner, Tina, his dog Jack, three cats and various other critters that visit from time to time. Feel free to contact him at:
The Word Count Podcast: http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-word-count/id392550989
The Prodigal’s Foole is available via Amazon