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Roger Laird is a first time novel writer. He is a husband and a father to four wonderful children. He has been writing poetry and short stories for many years. The basis of his first novel series stems from his high school writing years,but was mostly worked on in the creative stage over time. He began writing his first novel,Legacy: Beginnings on a regular basis in January of 2011 and just finished writing it in July of 2011.
Roger was a Machinist who programmed and setup CNC Lathes and Mills for a living. He had 11 years of experience with machining,but lost his career when the economy crashed in December of 2008. Instead of trying to find work in a suffering field,he decided to return to school to study Psychology. He earned his AA in Social Sciences from College of the Sequoias in Visalia,CA in May of 2011. He is currently attending California State University,Fresno in pursuit of a BA in Psychology.
He loves spending time with his family. They enjoy trips to the beach,camping,attending amusement parks,and hiking outdoors. Roger and his wife also enjoy taking artistic photographs for fun. They have been happily married for five years and are looking forward to the future. If you wish to contact the author please write him at RogerLairdWriting@gmail.com
on Oct. 21, 2011 :
As the author stated in his description of the book, Legacy: Beginnings is the story of Tao, set in a future where events have caused civilization to regress into a feudal type society where modern technology no longer exists. I enjoyed following Tao as he traveled across the new world on a mission, and in the process, learning about his past leading up to the present. Legacy: Beginnings primarily sets the ground work for future books in the series, introducing major players to the story and developing their characters and histories. I would recommend reading this book to anyone who enjoys reading new fantasy-type stories. Overall, I found this book to be a very good and engaging read and I am looking forward to the next installment in this series.
(reviewed long after purchase)