Attilio Guardo is an author whose love for writing began at an early age. When he was 9 years old, he wrote a 55-page novel entitled Three Ways. At 11, he then wrote a play that was performed in his backyard. As a child, Attilio Guardo knew for a fact that writing was his passion. However, his career path as an adult somehow went the other way. He graduated from college with a degree in General Business Management. After college, he became a member of the United States Army. Upon leaving the military, he then pursued a career in the accounting and management field. His passion for writing only resurfaced after many years, when his grandchildren inspired him to write children’s books.
Life is full of challenges. It can be hectic or unbearable at times. As the world becomes busier and faster-paced than ever, life seems to have become a pressure cooker. Almost everyone feels a certain pressure to keep up with the world so much that it sometimes takes a toll on their well-being.
Collette Jackson-Fink is a keen enthusiast of literature. She has been writing short stories, poems, and screenplays since she was 13 years old, but it was only in 2013 that she decided to write and publish her first ever novel entitled Daughters of Twilight, a fantasy fiction book with a mix of action and science fiction. Its story revolves around the little city of Waterloo, Iowa where a mysterious ‘black tower’ suddenly appears after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake has hit. This black tower then creates curiosity and chaos inside and outside the city, which is even made worse by the appearance of an oddly beautiful creature who claims to have been casted down from the Garden of Eden.
Many people, both children and adults, love to read stories. Reading stories is a good way to pass the time. More so, stories are also great sources of life lessons, especially for children. Heartwarming stories, particularly, are what many readers usually search for. These are the kinds of stories that can evoke various emotions among the readers. They can make them laugh, cry, and reflect. These stories tend to have a lasting impact on people.
Children’s books come in varying shapes and sizes. They also differ in tones of voice, types of plot, levels of vocabulary, and so on. Because of this, it might be difficult to determine what kinds of children’s books are particularly good and what are not. Nonetheless, good children’s books generally possess certain characteristics that make them better in quality compared to the others.
Combat scenes are common across a range of literary genres, from action and horror to fantasy and science-fiction. In thrillers, particularly, combat scenes are often essential. Books in this genre like crime thrillers or thrillers about drugs and thugs usually rely on combat scenes to manifest physically the conflict that is driving the story. These combat scenes are also generally used to keep the story alive, so as to prevent the readers from becoming bored.