Many of us seek a purpose for our lives beyond our own well being, and mine is the preservation of forested lands. When I was four years old, my father bought 97 acres of land that was being used by its owner as a junk yard. Dad cleared out all the junk he could, and started planting 500 to 1,000 trees a year on it. He named it Ganderhawk Forest, and I worked on the land with him until I went to college.
During our summers, we cared for my grandmother in a primitive summer camp on Lake Huron that our family has owned since 1908. It is also heavily forested. All my happy memories from my childhood occurred while living or working in forests.
My intention is to use the bulk of the proceeds from selling my books to maintain the forested lands that I inherited from my father. He told me I would only be able to maintain one of them, but I wish to protect both from development.
If possible, I hope to protect more forested lands in the future, either through donations or outright ownership.
My life goal, beyond my family, is to be a guardian of the land.
Book three of the Universe Cycle. Chaos is under attack by something they do not understand, and many blame Lumina. Shi'ahn is sent at their request, to determine if it is the same enemy that has attacked Lumina. Her presence in the Dark Dreaming catches the attention of an ancient being that is not accustomed to surprise, and Shi'ahn discovers just how dangerous her life is likely to become.
Book Two of the Universe Cycle. The war with Chaos appears to be over, but the Emperor is dead and two powerful beings each claim the right to the throne. Worse yet, prophesies suggest that the recent war was as nothing compared to what is coming. Shi'ahn and William each have important roles to play, but neither of them are prepared to fulfill them. Yet.
Imagine that in all the vastness of space, the most powerful force in all existence, is music. That what most people perceive as merely vibration, can be heard and directly manipulated by only a handful of beings throughout the entire Universe. But those rare individuals are not what you might expect.