Kendall Daddo tends to maintain a low profile. "I'm not a stand out," he said. "I'm just an ordinary suburban husband and father. I get up and go to work everyday like everyone else. If anything, it's just that I have an over-active imagination. I love to go there, and my children don't seem to mind being taken along." Then, he paused and explained, "My story is simple. It works like this: My Five Children + My Active Imagination = Storytelling.
"That seems to have been the formula at bedtime, or on long road trips, or wile playing on the jungle gym at the school playground, or just during walks in the park. I liked it and they liked it and, over the last 25 years or so, that is what we have been doing.
"But now, they are all grown up, so Innereal Adventures is merely the result of my children asking me to write the old stories down on paper, which happens to be a convenient way to share them with others."
on Sep. 21, 2013 :
I was hesitant to begin reading, but found myself immediately intrigued and drawn in to the story. Byron's amazing adventures begin almost right away, and I found myself imagining the story made into a movie by someone like Peter Jackson or Steven Spielberg or the directors of the Harry Potter movies. The author paints vibrant pictures for you, and the "sub-story" of the children engaging in conversation with their dad throughout the telling of the story is totally fun and endearing. I can't wait for the next book.
(reviewed the day of purchase)