Choosing Up Sides: AZ Governor Does the Right (Left) Thing!
APRIL 13, 2014
I'll let you in on a little secret. When my first novel, Choosing Up Sides, was published sixteen years ago today, I stood silent as to the real reason I had written the book.
On the surface, Choosing Up Sides, set in 1921 Southern Ohio, was the story of a left-handed boy who is forced to go through life right-handed due to his family's religious beliefs. Under the surface, it was something else.
As the late, great fantasy writer and mentor Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles) used to tell us young writers at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference each June, “Story is metaphor. Life is metaphor. It's all about metaphor.”