Bring in the New Year with a bit of fantasy & magic! Sea of Dreams by D.A. Henneman, free for Kindle download on Amazon December 30, 2016 until January 2, 2017. Follow D.A.’s Author page for news on upcoming release of Book Two, in the Power of Four series – Winds of Change. Updates also on Facebook and Twitter!
However you celebrate, I would like to express my fondest wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season to each and every one of you!
I am so excited to announce my participation in this project with the Muse Crew! For those of you who don’t know, the Muse Crew is a group of ladies I meet with on a regular basis to critique our individual works, chit chat about writing in general, or laugh about our brilliant failures. It is because of the support of these ladies that I have been able to complete Sea of Dreams and Winds of Change, and my growth as a writer is due largely to them. I thank the Universe everyday that these awesome talents were sent into my life.
We all write in different genres and have our own strengths and weaknesses, but what pulls us together is our love of the story. As we each researched and moved toward publishing our projects, we saw an opportunity to share our experiences… and the Muse Crew Review blog was born!
We will be offering book reviews, writer support and a laugh or two on our blog which can be followed at: www.muse-crew.com. We encourage anyone who loves to write (or read) to check us out! Be sure to find and follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well! #writing, #selfpublishing, #themusecrew.
The beginning of my childhood was spent on an island, Oahu to be precise, and I didn’t know what it meant to wear shoes until I moved to the mainland at the age of 8. I also didn’t realize that Christmases could be white, that evergreens weren’t always palm trees, and that on the 5th day of Christmas you were gifted with 5 gold rings. I grew up singing that your Tutu gave you 5 big fat pigs, which I suppose goes with the 10 cans of beer you received on …you guessed it the 10th day! If you don’t believe me, check out how I learned the 12 Days of Christmas here.
I have always had a deep love for beaches, it is where I feel the most at peace. It probably stems from the fact that I spent my first 7 years of life running around on them. With my feet buried in the warm sand, and my eyes closed against the salty mist, my worries fade away with each wave that crashes against the shore. I suppose for me, it’s a place where all things come full circle, where each element is present. My affinity for the ocean, and my childhood connection to the Polynesian culture, is largely why I chose Hawaii as a setting for Sea of Dreams. The mythology of the islands is something that I have always been fascinated with, and I hope that one day soon I will be able to escape the bone-chilling winters and visit the islands once again.
The song Mele Kalikimaka is something I remember listening to as a kid, along with the entire Christmas album by Nat King Cole. The Christmas Song will always hold a special place in my heart, it is one of my mother’s favorites and is still a song that can bring tears to my eyes. However you celebrate, whatever the tradition, I wish everyone peace and love this holiday season. Mele Kalikimaka and Hau’oli Makahiki Hou to you all!