Thanks for inviting me to guest blog -- and I'm sorry for the confusion regarding dates. I'm a single mom with no furniture/office, just moved home from Japan, while my husband Navy Guy finishes up his tour there (update: my "everything I own that didn't fit in 6 suitcases" is finally arriving today! Yay!)
Mythology. Wow. Even saying the word conjures up a world of dreams, adventure, and imagination--everything I love writing about! I've always wanted to discover a lost civilization, and Atlantis was my obsession. I said once that I wondered why so many explorers and dreamers over the years have been obsessed with lost civilizations.
Is it the possibility of the riches and glory of long-buried treasure – King Solomon’s mines, the fabled treasure of the Knights Templar, any Egyptian tomb breathlessly opened by an archaeologist? Is it the voyeuristic appeal of peeking into a community long-dead, long-gone, unknown to anybody alive today? Or is it both of those things and more: the idea of, to borrow a phrase, truly going where no one has gone before – to walk streets that haven’t been walked in thousands of years?
For me, it was the thrill of adventure and discovery! My breath catches and my heart pounds at the idea of seeing sights no person has seen for thousands of years. When I was a child living in Turkey, we visited Ephesus, and even at 12 years old, my brain was feverishly working overtime, imagining the lives of the people who had trod those mosaic paths, so very long ago.
And if there can be hunky Atlantean warriors walking around? Well, so much the better!!
Let's have fun with this topic: Please tell me in the comments which lost civilization YOU would like to discover, and why, and the lovely and gracious Crystal will choose two commenters to win an autographed copy (your choice) of one of my warriors books in either print or audiobook format.
And please visit me at my website http://www.alyssaday.com for excerpts, extras, and more -- including the MTV-style music video we filmed of an original song based on my Warriors novels!! (I know everyone is dying for Alaric's book, and you can see an excerpt there, too!)
Best wishes in your own adventures,
As the fabulous Alyssa mentioned above, she is giving away an autographed copy of one book or audio book from her Warriors of Poseidon series to two lucky readers! To enter, just leave a comment on this post answering Alyssa's question and then fill out the RaffleCopter below. Additional entries are available but not required. Good luck!
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