My journey into writing has led me on a remarkable adventure. Unlike others who come from a strong writing background; mine waited to unfold. Life often tells it own tale; a marriage, children and of course the joys and sorrows that sculpt our own unique personalities. Twenty years ago I couldn’t imagine writing a book, never mind three. Although I was always inspired by the arts, I never had the foresight to see what was locked away inside my own mind. A fairytale of sorts was waiting to be told; all I needed was the time and presence of mind to do so. No longer is writing a fantasy it has now become my life. My name is Michele Kunz; I am a mother, a wife and an author. There are three books in the Guardian of the Stone collection and I have spent the last few years bringing my characters to life. Guardian of the Stone is the story of human frailty and the will to survive; it is the epic tale of good verses evil, with surprising twists and a staggering ending. It exemplifies art-imitating life in its purest form, and the people in my life are often reflected in my writing.
After completing three books I decided it was time to publish them, and have spent the last year learning all I can about the publishing industry. There are so many reasons to walk away and never realize my dreams, but then why would I have been given this remarkable gift. Authors are no longer measured by their body of work, you must be prepared to promote yourself and make yourself known long before your books are even published. The writer is required to build a fan base by reaching out through social media and generating numbers. These days I spend more time trying to promote my books then I do actually writing. Unfortunately today there is little chance of a new artist being picked up by a major publishing house. The publishing industry has seen so many changes, with more and more authors turning to self-publishing. I however still hold onto the hope of being picked up by a traditional publishing house, but have promised myself not to get discouraged by the process. I believe that my books were written for a reason. They appeal to young adults who are looking for a new adventure in reading; one that focuses upon the adventure and the characters, and is not overshadowed by sex. They were written with great authors like J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis in mind. I wrote my books with moral concepts that take place in a fictional world, a place where the reader can escape even if for a little while, a place where it is okay to dream. I am inspired by life and write because it is what I love to do. All writers believe in fairytales and use their own unique vision to create what others can only imagine. I write because I was meant to do so and today I believe that I am an author…
About Michele Kunz
Michele Kunz is an author, blogger, and artist. She is a fiction writer whose stories appeal to young adults as well as anyone looking for a new adventure in reading. Her books include Guardian of the Stone, The Deliverer and On the Breath of Dawn. She was credited in 2002 for a donated work, Who I Am. If you would like to get in touch with Michele, you can do so through LinkedIn, Twitter @elfite and on her blog site http://guardianofthestone.com/ You can also follow her on Writer’s Shack at http://www.rileybanks.net/everything-reviews-and-interviews.html Michele lives with her husband and children in New York.
Guardian of the Stone is a comprehensive manuscript. There are two stories that conclude the saga; with three books that complete the collection. The second book, The Deliverer is the sequel. Each story takes the reader on a mystical journey, captivating their imagination. This is the story of human frailty and the will to survive; it is the epic tale of good verses evil, with surprising twists and a staggering ending. Guardian of the Stone is a story of endurance and hope and leaves the reader wanting more; The Deliverer completes the narrative and gives the reader closure. The third book; On the Breath of Dawn, tells the story from the beginning... Guardian of the Stone, is on file with the U.S. Copyright Office at The Library of Congress in Washington D.C.
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