Saturday, November 16, 2013

Guest Blog with Christopher Michael Reardon Author of Obstacles

No Limits!

When I first started writing my book, I had no idea what would happen. Initially, I was sure I would get bored, quit halfway through, or eventually hate my ideas and just give up on them altogether. So, I did not have high hopes for finishing it. When I started writing that first chapter, however, something completely changed. I absolutely loved writing it! It was awesome to be able to control the story, the characters, their reactions, their actions, etc. I could make them do anything I wanted, and change how everything occurred! I felt like I had a whole world at my fingertips; because I did!

I could allow my mind to think of any and all possible circumstances, because I literally controlled everything. I made worlds, battles, adventures, fights, etc. anyway I wanted to. I could stretch my mind into new possibilities I would have never thought of before.

This is why I recommend writing so much. I can’t describe how awesome it is to make up whatever story you want. There are pretty much no limits to what you can think of. If you ever stop liking your ideas, you can just scrap them and start over! I definitely did that a lot! Something I liked one minute I wasn’t so crazy about it the next. So, I just changed it, or got rid of it altogether! The freedom to do whatever you want makes it all worth it. I learned things about people, circumstances, and actions I would have never even known before.

So, if you are interested in writing a book, short story, novella, or anything at all, I highly recommend you try. If you ever do not like the direction you are going in, you can always change it! There’s nobody stopping you; you have all the power! I guarantee you’ll be surprised at what you can come up with.

by Christopher Reardon 

Paperback: 264 pages

Publisher: Alpha Wolf Publishing
October 1, 2013

ISBN-10: 0615897789
ISBN-13: 978-0615897783

A child will die. You're afraid to live. Would you go to all lengths to save him? Darkness knows no bounds, as Alcott, an African American doctor sees all too well. The man is petrified by death. His fragile existence rests at the mercy of the universe. This fact is far too much for him to handle. From unyielding nightmares to elevator terrors, he's lost in paranoia. 

Assigned to look after an ill child, Alcott's horrors only heighten. Gari is a nine-year-old boy with a fatal disease. He will surely pass on within the year. Alcott bonds with him more and more each day. Part of him knows this grim fate just isn't right. 

Alcott befriends a hospital patient. This lunatic forces him to lug home an ancient text on bringing back the dead. Despite the man's obvious dementia, Alcott attempts the scheme. Charging up a cliff, he recites the chant over ocean gusts. 

A god woman glides in from the horizon. She instructs Alcott on the trials to save Gari's life. These fearsome Obstacles require true strength. From battling sharks to wielding a flail, he must prove fortitude against genuine danger. Alcott decides his fate at this moment. 

Death's claws shall not grasp Gari's soul.



About the Author:

Christopher Michael Reardon is a writing fellow at a Michigan College where he's currently a student. He says you always learn something new about writing when tutoring other students. Reardon is always searching for exciting books to read, especially new authors. 

Reardon graduated with Honors from Lumen Christi High School in Jackson, Michigan. He's also an avid tennis player, being on the varsity tennis team for four years. He received the honor of most valuable player his senior year at number one and two singles.

Obstacles is Reardon's first novel. He says fantasy adventure books have always been an interest, because they challenge the mind and send you on an epic journey.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This book was published too soon. It should have been edited. If he had a publisher then the publisher should fire his editor. It was hard to read because of errors, misconceptions, and word choice. It could have been a good book. As it is, it's just a book written by a teenager in writing class before the teacher got hold of it!