Friday, March 18, 2011

Guest Author Roland Yeomans: The Bear With Two Shadows; part 2

Today Roland is back with us to finish his discussion on Myth melding and how the dreaming runs through The Bear With Two Shadows, an e-book. Most days you can find Roland at his blog, Writing In The Crosshairs. Take it away Roland.

Hi, Everyone :

Nancy has graciously allowed me to slip in through the back door of her cyber domain to talk a bit about my Native American Lord of the Rings, THE BEAR WITH TWO SHADOWS.

The Australian aboriginal aspect of the Dreaming flows into my novel, shaping the universal Great Myth of Hibbs’ adventures.  Why universal?  Which of us does not dream?
Hibbs’ adventures in the Dreaming, the creation time, interconnects all the world’s myths, turning the landscape of the entire world into a living body.  The Lakota see the world as one large web of life, each strand vibrating to the beating of the heart next to it.

Myths are not fixed truths. 
Rather they are ever-winding, ever-shifting paths to misty glimpses of possible answers to questions.  And each wanderer down those paths asks different questions, so their eyes and hearts whisper different answers.
Sometimes those eyes are at odds with the hearts.  And considering the two shadows we share with Hibbs, should not this be so?

Thank you for letting me draw back the curtain a bit for you to peek into the myths which live in THE BEAR WITH TWO SHADOWS.

Thank you, Roland, for an interesting look at the myths you followed for the creation of your book.

To buy The Bear With Two Shadows go here at a special price during his blog book tour of, $1.99

Roland has a demanding job so he will be in later to read your comments.

Contest: Drawing to take place on April 1st. Read and follow carefully to win one of these autographed books.

A comment will give you one entry to win one of the signed books above. Another two entries for linking the book to twitter or Facebook. Any blogger who posts a legitimate review on Amazon by March 31st will get three entries into the drawing. That is a win, win since you will get to read Roland’s amazing book. If you twitter and do the facebook link, make sure you email Roland at: rxena77@yahoo. with the links to your to your twitter and facebook.

To buy Roland's book you can click The Bear With Two Shadows, an e-book, on the top right and it will take you to to purchase. $1.99 while he is on tour.


Roland D. Yeomans said...

Thank you for letting me share your lovely blog for these two days, Nancy. I hope I've been a pleasant guest.

Thank you, everyone, who's commented and found something interesting in these ramblings of mine.

Have a great end of week, all, Roland

Madeleine said...

Awh I am so intrigued by A Bear with Two Shadows. :O)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Some deep thoughts, Roland.

Summer Ross said...

Roland- what a great way to describe a myth!

Nancy- thanks for hosting Roland for us!

N. R. Williams said...

It's my pleasure to host Roland. He is a wonderful guest. And his book sounds amazing. I hope you all will pick it up and read it.

I'm intrigued as well Madeleine.

Roland definitely is a deep thinker, Alex.

I agree, Summer.

Thanks everyone for dropping in and leaving a comment.

nutschell said...

What cool giveaways. Sure would like to win Neil Gaman's book. Posted this on twitter, too. :P

N. R. Williams said...

Make sure you email Roland with the link, Nutschell.

Jeffrey Pierce said...

Roland: I'm very intrigued and it sounds like an amazing book. Can't wait to get my hands on a copy. :)

Nancy: Thank you so much for hosting Roland. It's been a treat. :)

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Thanks for being interested in THE BEAR WITH TWO SHADOWS. Hibbs would be interested in you, too. He's always curious, that one!

Alex : Those are some of the things you think about when you drive the lonely, rural roads under the listening stars.

Summer : Thanks for the kind words. Myth is a part of our lives, from our NIKE tennis shoes to our Achilles Heel! We just have become blind to the magic.

Nutschell : Thanks for the Twitter shout-out. Like Nancy says, be sure to send me the link.

Jeffery : I hope you enjoy THE BEAR WITH TWO SHADOWS as much as I enjoyed writing it. Thanks for commenting. And Nancy, thanks for being such a gracious, kind hostess. Roland

M Pax said...

I love mythology, Roland. I have your book on my list.

Thanks for the interview, Nancy. Have a great weekend.

N. R. Williams said...

Thanks for dropping by, Roland. I know your life is busy but I also know that everyone is very interested in you and your book.

I agree, Jeffrey, it is an intriguing concept.

M. Pax, how our TBR list grows.

Thanks everyone for dropping by.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Nancy, Hi, Roland....

You know I can't get enough insight on THE BEAR WITH TWO SHADOWS.

I feel connected to it. I wonder why?

I've always loved mythology and weaving in other ways is incredibly intriguing to me.

Have a great weekend, Nancy and Roland.


LTM said...

very cool again! Thanks, Roland & Nancy~ :o) <3

N. R. Williams said...

Hi Michael, it is fascinating.

Thank you LTM, for dropping in.


Pat Tillett said...

This book sounds very interesting to me! I'm going to check it out. Thanks for this post!

N. R. Williams said...

I'm thrilled you are going to check out, Roland's book, "The Bear With Two Shadows," Pat. I know you'll enjoy it.

L'Aussie said...

I thought I recognised some Aboriginal Dreamtime in The Bear...thanks for sharing Roland and for hosting Nancy!