Sunday, January 1, 2017

For The Guys Too

In the new novel, Waiting for Regina, a father facing a long departure from his family asks his youngest daughter a difficult question. He was wondering if she is willing to wait for him until he returns, possibly years later in the future. In response, the enthusiastic little girl answers in a way any loving "daddy" would delight in hearing from his child. 
Family life is one of the currents
flowing throughout the new novel,
Waiting for Regina.
Waiting for Regina may easily be billed as 'chick literature,' for the girls only. The three central characters are women, the main narrative told by one of them. Additionally, a mother reaches out to claim her child from a threatening situation. The same woman willingly renders first aid to an unknown boy. The women in this book are encountering very uneasy and straining happenings in their lives and are responding admirably. 
The novel is written by a male, yes; that is me. There is a lot in store for the guys too. For example, it is a father who takes the lead in restoring his daughter's self-esteem. He also defends her reputation against bad rumors. Likewise, it is him too, spearheading for his children's education as head of the household. In the book, a husband makes a critical decision with his spouse supporting him which, unfortunately, contributes to a family tragedy.
In the book also, a man boldly demonstrates his attachment to a woman before hundreds of eyewitnesses, who might otherwise be questioning the relationship. Men are also are taking the lead role in disaster relief efforts towards desperate citizens in need. A few others are the first influencing fraudulent acts and other hurtful deeds.At that point, readers might contrast the differences between persons abusing their powers and those using their authority responsibly. 
Hannah unkindly rebuked by the high priest Eli in
First Samuel chapter one. A Bible illustration
by Julius Schnorr von Corolsfeld (1794-1872)
The accounts of Ruth and Esther have women as the principals. Their sterling examples are inspiriting to many young ladies for generation after generations. The facts bear men penned those books. Including Samuel who's relating his mother, Hannah's acute disconsolation as a barren wife in First Samuel chapter one. Few would argue today's females would be unable to relate to the emotions and circumstances of these historical figures. Because also, their stories are universal, appealing to all humans.
Admittedly it was challenging and uncertain at times, for me to relate Mispha's experiences in her words. I do confess how impossible for me to identify with accuracy a woman's feelings. When writing a scene basing from Mispha's narration, I would spend days into a week configuring how she sees it. Then when you felt it stated wrong, you may hear that voice behind you, "No, that is not the way I told you! Cross that out, write it over please." Isn't what this Nassau County high school student from Chestnut Bay would say to me?

Of course, Mispha is not a real person; she's a fictional creation in literature. Chestnut Bay is not an actual location on Long Island. Nonetheless, there is some truth to "men are from Mars and women are from Venus." Rather than pretend, I know what she is thinking or feeling. I viewed myself as Mispha's writer carefully jotting her sayings the way she utters them. When Mispha explains her sadness and happiness, I fought to recall what others of her gender and age level tell it. Little to question woman authors taken a similar approach relating the thoughts of men. Would you like to be more acquainted with Mispha, her family, and friends?
It is my pleasure and privilege to announce to the world my first novel, Waiting for Regina is releasing in the market for your purchase-NOW. It is distributing through Barnes and Noble by way of Nook Press Print. For the time being, it is only in print, soft-bound, 176 pages, twenty-one chapters. The digital format may be available in a few days. It is is a first for me. Usually, my books are introduced in digital files first then eventually in physical page turning form.
If you live anywhere, please entertain to your public library staff to purchase a book or two for your community. If you are attending junior high, college or high school, please make the suggestion to your institution's library to buy copies of Waiting for Regina. It is unique young person fiction that drives realistically into issues affecting many of them today, including a tough-to-discuss subject of colorism, also teenage depression and other youth struggles. If you are a student, Waiting for Regina may be an idea essay or class report.
Possibly it is a version of Chupe de Camarones
soup. A least three named cuisine dishes were
prepared by characters in Waiting for Regina.
If you live on Long Island, please consider visiting the book product page, read the description and purchasing the book for yourself or as a gift for someone else. At your choice, if you wish. The reason for these requests on this blog site? If there is enough positive attention toward Waiting for Regina, I may be able to visit local Barnes and Noble bookshops for book signings and possibly have discussions about the publication. 
If there are such possible appearances (not guaranteed), it would be announced here and at local Barnes and Nobles stores. If Waiting for Regina is saying something vital you want others to hear, please clear the path for it to be sounding out reaching the individuals who may desire hearing it. Please remember people may respond to a book variably as individuals tasting the new cuisine in town. Not every dish is for everyone. But enough may like it to keep it on the menu. Please feel at ease to sample my book.


  1. Wow! Really love this, so much that it has inspired me to leave a comment for the first time.
    I think as a young woman it is important for every woman to know that it is a father who takes the lead in restoring his daughter's self-esteem.
    Another part that interest me is the fact that guys are not the same. Some are caring and some are responsible for disaster but it is important for women not to take the love and care of their spouse for granted.
    Thank you for putting the time into this post.

  2. You are esteemly welcomed, thank you for your comment. It seems easy to find poor examples in men than honorable males. We hear unfortunate reports more often in the news and the entertainment world repeatedly celebrating bad examples (Animal House, Bad Santa, Godfather). I am fortunate to see in my life outstanding and responsible men from among my relatives and friends.
    In a way, Waiting for Regina honors them and others. They don't have to be superheros or save the planet in order to win our regard for them. They may be like Mispha's father and brother, ordinary persons who excel in positive human qualities we all may imitate toward our lasting benefit.