This is the story is a fantasy book is a book with a real tale, only it's not between the covers.
would retire to his bedroom and his family would hear the typewriter going at all hours. When asked what he was doing, he only smiled and said "you'll see."
Later that year, at Christmas 1979 they did. He presented his family and friends with manuscripts of Swords for Hire
. Months later, just short of his 23rd birthday, he died of terminal cancer.
His older brother Paul, loved the book, read it several times over the years, it was a beloved family story that he read to his daughters. He felt his brother could (and should) have been a published author
he surely was meant to be, and got the books published. It won some rave reviews and awards as well.
What got me most about this story and I'm not sure why, but the author is on the cover of his book as one of the characters. (You can see the original picture on the author page of the Author's bio page
). I thought that was really beautiful.
posted by Dome-O-Rama
on Jul 7, 2003 -