By Marjorie Young
It was recently my pleasure to visit the McClure Middle School in Queen Anne to speak about my fantasy/adventure series, ‘The Boy with Golden Eyes.’ As participation was strictly voluntary, I was gladdened to find about two-hundred students in attendance. It may sound like a cliché, but to look out at those very young, very eager faces was an inspiration and delight. It also proved heartening to learn that not only were they avid readers, but that many were already active writers. One young lady had even written her own five-part fantasy adventure!
Many aspects of being an author were touched upon that day, but one thing I hoped to emphasize was that any creation, once sent out into the world, takes on a life of its own. In my case, I have been fortunate to receive fan feedback from a wide variety of people, and am always amazed at the unforeseen ‘after-effect’ the saga has produced, ranging from the amusing to the profound.