Aug 10, 2007
Two decades ago I started writing. At first it was just a draft, one a professor read and told me I had a story to tell. Actually, the story had me and a life of its own and it wouldn't let me go. I wrote and rewrote that story so many times, and still it would spin on.
I took writing courses then got a bachelors in English Literature and Language. I started graduate coursework in English and analyzed the best literary minds of the centuries, from Chaucer through Shakespeare to Dickens, Tolkien and C S Lewis. And I took what I learned back to my story and kept on rewriting.
This week, Midwest Book Reviews, one of the most prestigious review agencies anywhere returned a review for that story - Son of the Star. And what a review that was. Read it and see. My "story" has finally come of age.
Writing and literature teacher Janice Dietert presents Son of the Star, an operatic science fiction novel set on Earth and the planet Quentas. Exiled extra-terrestrial Michael Stellan must confront the secrets of his past and his origin, supported by his guardian and mentor Will Shepherdson. and the earth woman he loves, Jan. His quest to find the crucial elements to return home and set his world on its proper path is beset by treachery, intrigue, and power-mongering. A sweeping, epic tale of a royal family's struggle to retake their rightful throne and rebuild society in the wake of enslavement, highly recommended.