New Work: Capturing Hell and Hope
I mentioned in my first post that I'm a writer. And I am. I write. Je suis un écrivain. Not professionally yet, but I am steadily working on my first book with the intent of getting it published.
This book is something I've been wanting to write for long time. I've always been a writer, but the subject matter in this book is new ground for me. Typically, I write romance and fun adventure, new adult-y type stuff. This book is far more serious, though it has elements of romance and elements of adventure. This book deals with war; the war that we as a nation have found ourselves immersed in for over a decade. The war that has sacrificed thousands and thousands of servicemen and women's lives. The war that stemmed directly from the day we know as 9/11.
This is a story of self-forgiveness, a story of personal growth. There's romance, because I can't not write a little romance, but more than that, this book brings to life the ugliness of war, and the reality of evil. There's light at the end of the tunnel, but the journey through the darkness will be trying.
There are excerpts from the first couple of chapters posted on my website, www.mallisonlea.com, and there are more to come. Take a read, and leave me a comment to let me know what you think.