Guest Author - Cathy Brownfield
Do you know who you are, what makes you tick? Do you recall what it was like when you came face-to-face with the real you? Does your life have a purpose? Why do you exist? What—or who—lives within you?
Joyce A. Anthony has striven to present a story that she hopes will inspire you to ask questions, to dig deep into your soul and understand who you are, why you are, and what your existence can and does contribute to the human story. While it does fall under the Christian fantasy genre, there are various ways to interpret the story, if indeed you need to interpret it or if you are satisfied just with a good read. It is both.
Storm, published POD (print on demand) by Star Publish, is Anthony’s first novel with a prologue so intense that you won’t want to put the book down. The questions come at you and remain with you long after you reach the intense conclusion and close the back cover. Who is Storm? How did a baby in a basket end up near the lighthouse on the beach of a lonely island? Who was this child? A better question is WHAT was this child? And what can be the impact of one life on a whole world?
It is not every day that a first novel is published. Anthony struggled over the writing of the book for well over a year to write the story the way it needed to be written. Though she said she never could figure out specifically who the audience is for Storm there are messages or effects for everyone, young or old and any age in between. Even if it causes the reader only to pause and question, it has accomplished what she set out to do.
The novel is not preachy. It is, however, thought-provoking. It doesn’t always go where you expect it to go. Even if you’re sitting and thinking that there must be more to the story on the one hand, on the other you may end up thinking about your own life path and where you have been, where you are going. If you read only one book this month, Storm may just be the one you will want to read, the one that will push you to accept who you are and the destiny that waits for you.
For more information about Storm visit Anthony’s web site at: http://storm.2freedom.com/. You can also visit: http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/