by Roger Gloss
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 1, 2014)
Third Wind represents for me the culmination of an exciting four-year effort. After publishing my first novel in 2009, I set out in my second effort to stretch my capabilities and further develop my talents as a serious writer. With Third Wind I had several significant goals: (1) confront head-on, in a very serious way, the themes of climate change and a dysfunctional federal government that no longer serves its citizens; (2) research and write intelligently about wind energy, a subject in which I had no prior experience; and (3) weave these “big picture” themes into a captivating story rich with believable, memorable characters.
When confronting controversial issues, there is always the risk of getting preachy or turning off readers who might not agree. I have tried to avoid that by weaving the themes into the plot and characters. As always, I found the creative process quite cathartic; I write, after all, because I have stuff to say.
From this moment on it is for readers to decide whether I’ve succeeded in my goals. I invite you to plunge into Third Wind, and I’m confident you’ll find the experience worthwhile.