This week, I’m pleased to host author, Marcia Meara.
Marcia Meara lives in central Florida, just north of Orlando, with her husband of 29 years, four cats, and two dachshunds. When not working on her writing or blogs, she spends her time gardening, and enjoying the surprising amount of wildlife that manages to make a home in her suburban yard. At the age of five, Marcia declared she wanted to be an author, and is ecstatic that a mere 65 years later, she is finally pursuing that dream. She has published four books to date, and is currently working on a fifth, the sequel to Swamp Ghosts.
A Boy Named Rabbit
“Evil’s comin’, boy…comin’ fast. Look for the man with eyes like winter skies, and hair like a crow’s wing. He’s the one you gotta find.”
The remote mountain wilderness of North Carolina swallowed up the ten-year-old boy as he made his way down from the primitive camp where his grandparents had kept him hidden all his life. His dying grandmother, gifted with The Sight, set him on a quest to find the Good People, and though he is filled with fear and wary of civilization, Rabbit is determined to keep his promise to her. When he crosses paths with Sarah and MacKenzie Cole, neither their lives, nor his, are ever the same again.
The extraordinary little boy called Rabbit has the power to change the world for everyone he meets, and the resourcefulness to save himself from the one person his grandparents had hoped would never find him. His dangerous and bittersweet journey will touch you in unexpected ways, and once you’ve let Rabbit into your heart, you’ll never forget him.
“Shh, shhh….stop cryin’ now…listen sharp. I gotta tell you the rest…while I can still talk. You hear me? Listen now. Okay?”
Fighting back his tears, Rabbit nodded, and his gran continued, struggling for every word.
“You gotta…leave this mountain…come daylight.”
“No!” Terrified, he shook his head. “No, Gran! Grampa said never leave the mountain! He said people was bad, and I was to stay here, always. Safe from them!”
She patted his hand, catching her breath again. “He’s right about that…and wrong, too. Some people are bad. Your grampa knew…a lotta them kinds. But I was wrong…not to tell you this before, Boy. Some people are good…and kind. You got to…find those people, your new people…the good ones. And you will.”
“How do you know? What if I only find the bad ones, Gran?”
“I know…because I seen it. Look for the man…with eyes like winter skies. I seen him last night.”
“You had a Seein’ Dream?”
“I did. I saw you…with a man with winter blue eyes…an’ hair like…a crow’s wing. He’s the one…you gotta find.”
“Where? Where is he? How far do I gotta go? Can’t you come with me?”
She was wracked with coughing again, fighting for every breath as though it would be her last. “Let me lie down, Boy…just for a minute. Let me lie down…and catch my breath.”
He pulled the covers over her as she closed her eyes and sank back onto the cot.
“I’m not leavin’ you, Gran. I’m not.”
“No,” she breathed out on a faint sigh. “You can stay a while, yet…but I won’t make it through this night, Little Rabbit…and when I’m gone…promise me you’ll leave …you’ll find the man.”
His tears fell in earnest, and he sobbed in fear. “Aww, Gran, don’t leave me! Please don’t leave me here.”
A Boy Named Rabbit: http://www.amazon.com/Boy-Named-Rabbit-Wake-Robin-Ridge-ebook/dp/B00SQ4PID6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1422239995&sr=8-1&keywords=a+boy+named+rabbit&pebp=1422240002321&peasin=B00SQ4PID6
Boxed Set Books 1 & 2: Wake-Robin Ridge & A Boy Named Rabbit
Summer Magic: Poems of Life & Love
Hunter: Riverbend Book 2 (due out in early fall, 2015)
You can reach Marcia via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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