|Posted by Lawrence Bear on January 17, 2011 at 5:46 PM|
It has finally arrived, Dreams of Glory will soon be on Amazon as a kindle book. Amazon kindle is working with my publisher, Publish America to make this book as an ebook available in the next few months.
It has almost been 2 years already since the release of my book, wow, how time has flown. My book has been getting rave reviews from those around town and from friends of those friends. They love it and tell me how awesome it is, they say I have captured the realistic life of an aboriginal youth or even youths who leave the reservation, with high hopes of making it to the top rank junior A, or elite teams and then hope one day to don the jersey of an NHL team.
Our local library has copies of the book and to hear from those who borrowed it, its a great feeling to hear from those who have been touched by the story, it isn't always easy to be a player, there are some difficult choices one has to make, sometimes sacrifice in order to become an elite player. Some kids come up to me and ask if the book is about me, I smile and say, some but thats what makes it good right? the realism I try to put in. They say, its awesome and can't wait for the next one.
I also had some bad reviews, and sure it stings a little. But its like hockey, once you get knocked down, you just get right back up and join the play. these reviews are from those who don't know or understand hockey and sometimes people just like to be mean.
As a writer, I say writer because... I ain't use to the word (Author) just yet anyways, as a writer, my goal is to reach the youth and give them some encouragement to keep striving for their goals and dreams. This is what this story is about, chasing dreams. I know how tough it is, I faced it and so did you. Also I have played in the high ranks and faced a lot of peer pressure.
I didn't make a fortune from it as some ask, and its not my intention, I wrote this book for the youth and adult, I created this book for enjoyment and I believe I have accomplished that, I hope it encourages the youth who have read it, to keep going and not give up.
"Listen to your heart and follow your dreams."
If you have not yet read this book, I sure hope you do. And I hope you pass it on and on and so on.
But I don't want to bore you, so I leave you now. If your a hockey player, remember... keep your head up!
This is Lawrence Bear,
Good night and good luck!