The Winds of Astrodon
by James Renner
Set during the immediate aftermath of the Sandy Hook shootings, the father of a murdered girl retreats into his writing to escape the tragedy. As his story progresses, he realizes he may have a chance to create a better world for his daughter inside the pages of his fantasy novel.
As a parent of a child the same age as those gunned down in Newtown, I wrote this as a way to explore my understandin