If you're following the Secrets of the Makai series, you'll be happy to know that there's a prequel being published in an anthology this month!
The anthology is called The Playlist: A Collection of Stories Inspired by Music, and it's being published by Pipe & Thimble Publishing with a lot of really talented authors. I'm also pleased to say that I had the privilege of creating the cover (absolutely amazing, if I do say so myself) as well as the interior formatting. :-)
Did You Know? Courage, along with the entire Secrets of the Makai series, was inspired by the song, Lonely Stranger, by Eric Clapton. Haven't heard of it? Check it out here!
It’s a haunting melody with lyrics that struck me as both tragic and emotionally powerful. We all have struggles as we grow up, some worse than others. Our childhood experiences determine how we interact with the world, and they define personal beliefs about ourselves and others. Accepting who we are, regardless of what we are taught, is definitely a sign of maturity and wisdom. But, what if the future of the entire population rested in one person’s ability to forgive and judge others? What if he came to the conclusion that the planet might be better off without the human race?