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“On the tip of an arrow, send your wishes to the moon!”
I have been called many names since I was born. I prefer to go by my middle name, Atwood. I am a die-hard New Englander who has been telling stories since childhood, but publishing was put off while family matters were attended to. Fiercely independent, I wouldn’t agree to the demands of mainstream publishing to sanitize and edit in order to make my books more appealing (in their minds) to the general public. This led to the world of self-publishing and “Archer Atwood Books”. And yes, my second love is traditional archery.
Before I was putting my plots to paper, I acted them out. My favorite venue as a child was Show and Tell. I would get in the front of the class and make up wonderful tales. Many years later I ran into that teacher and asked her why she never stopped me. She said she was too amazed I could come up with the stories I did.
In third grade I was sent out of the room on a regular basis to perform puppet shows for the younger kids. I have a feeling she talked to my second grade teacher and figured this would be a great way to channel my ADD energy. It worked. I had a great time.
And there were the tall tales told to the neighborhood kids: I had several friends believing I could speak Scottish and then I would proceed to make up words. Little did I know there was such a thing as Gaelic language.
By middle school I was writing stories down on scrap paper and storing them in cast off cigar boxes. The box would be handed off to a good friend to enjoy and end up being circulated around the school, coming back with little comments on the pages. A small fan base was being born. Those stories still exist in a large box, just waiting to be tapped into. Back then none of my friends cared if I could spell correctly. It was in school I had to struggle with my dyslexia. Yes, how ironic, someone with a passion to write, has a problem with writing!
It wasn’t until high school that I learned an important lesson: My high school creative assignments leaned toward the dramatic and dark. One teacher loved one of my short stories, while another gave me a low grade because he felt it was too melodramatic. I remember that day very clearly. We had a woman substitute teacher. When she laid my returned story on my desk, I grumbled angrily at the grade. She picked it up and began reading it. She stood right next to me and I could see her eyes scanning over my words, and I could hear the changing pattern of her breath sounds as she came to the scarier parts. Finished, she placed the papers back down on my desk, tapped them with her finger, and whispered, ‘I would have given you an A.’ and walked away. In that moment I learned that not everyone is going to like my writing style, so don’t be discouraged. I also learned how much fun it was to evoke emotions in a reader.
Life didn’t quite go as I planned. Convinced that art and writing for a living would not pan out a comfortable lifestyle, college was the next step. Carrying a full load of science courses, an emotional outlet was needed, and that was when Moonchild’s Prophecy was born. It was handwritten onto many pieces of paper. Unfortunately, because life got very busy back then, during and after college, those pages were not looked at again until many years later. By then I had started a family and there were only little bits here and there of free time to write. More spans of time came and went, until my four sons were older. Now I have come full circle. Back to weaving and telling stories and sharing them!
From a Reader: “Atwood, I can only tell you that your words, thoughts, and ideas not only entertain, enlightened and delighted me but, they gave me an insight into a part of me that I really never saw before. I find it amazing that you can sit at your computer and have this just flow out of you. I admire your talent and hope that you will continue to write.”
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Our Fiction will strive to keep you on the edge of your seat, forcing you to feel many ranges of emotion, and to challenge you to keep up with complicated plots and multiple characters: Our story lines are not predictable or formula and will keep you guessing till the last page.
We offer you innovative writing and artwork that has not been subjected to any of the large mainstream venues restrictions and editing: Our books contain every single word the author wanted you to read.
We want your reading experience to be a full and textured experience. At times we may offer soft cover booklets (Novellas and Indexes) that are produced locally. Most are bound by hand sewing with embellishments attached. No two books will look alike. Because they are not mass produced, you will notice slight differences between each book. All of these are numbered and signed by the author. Included in these books will be original artwork, not found in other versions.
We want to keep you close to our authors and artists. Feel free to e-mail your thoughts to us. And if you are moved by the stories to submit your artwork that is inspired by them, we would love to share it.
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