The Truth

Okay, I might as well admit it: An angel didn’t come down from heaven, touch me onna head, and say, “Go thou forth and WRITE!” Novel Reads asked me, and I told them how it really happened.

I found a copy of THE 10TH KINGDOM on VHS at the library book sale room and snatched it up. I knew I had read the novelization and I knew I had seen the show on television, and I was eager to share it with Mom. So we watched it, and the truth seems to be that I read the novelization but only thought I had seen the show. The book claims to have been written by Kathryn Wesley, but the truth is, it was co-written by Kristine Kathryn Rush and Dean Wesley Smith. THE 10TH KINGDOM novelization is MADE OF AWESOME — or so I remember.

Another truth is that my mother and I are now openly admitting our entertainer crushes. Scott Cohen, who plays Wolf in THE 10TH KINGDOM, is one of our imaginary boyfriends. Dean Winters, who plays Mayhem on the insurance commercials, is another one. If you have a couple of hours to kill, go to YouTube and look up Mayhem Commercials and enjoy. Truth is, they’re funnier than a lot of television shows. And Mayhem is cute, even all beat up, with a butterfly bandage in a different part of his face every time.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Give a character an imaginary sweetheart.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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