I gave my love a cherry, That had no stone
I gave my love a chicken, That had no bone
I gave my love a baby, With no crying
I told my love a story, That had no end
How can there be a cherry, That has no stone?
And how can there be a chicken, That has no bone?
And how can there be a baby, With no crying?
And how can there be a story, That has no end?
From The Riddle Song, a folk ballad originating in Britain. 500 years ago.
Playing this song on my guitar, I realized truth is what survives. The rest of the song provides an answer that is the basis for my writing, and life, as a chance to share such inspiration.
A cherry when it’s blooming, It has no stone
A chicken when in the shell, It has no bone
A baby when it’s sleeping, It’s no crying
‘The story of how I love you, It has no end
Writing and publishing books, magazines and newspapers since I was 13, even that young when starting Renegade Company I understood books were powerful magic. Igniting imaginations, they touch people with messages and images. Writing fiction, I gravitated to novels based in human experience; powerful and compelling. Writing how-to and self-help books, I learned an author doesn’t enlighten anyone. The reader, looking for a way to make life better searches for answers, finding them in a book. Readers are the true how-to, and the real self-help. Seeking answers, they change their life, not the author.
Publishing fiction is much the same. The reader is the story. Novels are a road, the reader is the driver. Readers discover their own story in a novel. A person reads into a book. They put themselves in the story. Always. The book is the house, the reader the occupant. A house without someone living there? Not a home.
From the pure sweetness of two enchanting faeries in Wild Mountain Thyme, to the enduring nature of real love in The Faire, to the dark fantasy of Dream Traveler, I publish what real books must be. Truth that last forever. They will be a riddle like the one above. the stories are about you. They have no end as your story is eternal.
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