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I am so excited to have my article featured in Authors’ Lounge! Thank you very much for the opportunity! I believe Authors’ Lounge does an excellent job of promoting quality writers and is a knowledgeable contributor to the writing community! Here’s a little about me, R. L. Dailey, and my book:


I have always wanted to be a writer. I’ve been inspired by the ever popular J.R.R. Tolkien, Pierce Brown, Jane Austen, J.K. Rowling, and Nora Roberts. But what really inspired me to write and finish a book were my own children and students. I always encourage my children to go for their dreams. I teach seniors and encourage them to live life to the fullest and express that if you live your dream you will be happy even if you aren’t a millionaire because each day will feel fulfilling. So… I finally decided to take the advice I was giving out. My husband was the most encouraging through the process. He stood by me and supported my dream to finish the book. 

Description of the book:

My book is a book from the heart. It encompasses everything I love about my favorite books: thrilling suspense, humor, love, sassy women, strong personalities, humorous men, wise teachers, friendship, a dark bad guy, and a deeper meaning. It provides content to encourage discussion.

After a fateful dangerous night, a young anthropologist awakens traditional powers deep within for uniting a society and destroying an ancient menacing evil.

HUNTING FOR LIGHT is an entertaining and suspenseful novel about a young anthropologist, Kate Murphy, who is thrust into an unexpected reality where the balance of good and evil are dependent upon her abilities and decisions. After an incident that leaves her feeling out of control and helpless, she is forced to reforge her identity embracing the power within to unite an ancient society bound for protecting mankind. However, the ever-present evil preventing her from this goal is relentless. She is presented with the daunting tasks of becoming a warrior, healing a broken world, and uniting a diverse group gifted with similar abilities. Kate, a 21st century descendant of 1800’s immigrants, is about to find out just how powerful and dangerous family tradition can be.

HUNTING FOR LIGHT is a speculative fiction novel with elements of magical realism for adults of all ages who yearn to discover their own hidden empowerment and a mysterious kind of hope. The story embraces an innocence that withstands the tumultuous unpredictable nature of the 21st century. Choosing just one genre for this novel is difficult as the story encompasses suspense, fantasy, history, humor, and love. It is the first of a trilogy. The second book is almost finished.

Cover Inspiration:

My book is about bringing light to a dark world. It is a suspenseful book with a positive vibe. My daughter is an aspiring artist and she created it from my description of the book.

Goals for the Book:

Hunting for Light is the first of a trilogy. My first project is to complete this trilogy. Then, I have two plans. I would like to create two more trilogies that tie into the timeline of Hunting for Light. I also have a completely different series idea that I would like to start as well. Alongside these book goals, I am started a website with a blog to keep my readers updated. My goal is to become a career novelist.

About the Author:

I grew up in Washington, MO and grew up with the town. When I was a child the town boasted of having a Walmart and now the town is full of popular stores while maintaining its small town riverfront charm. I am the oldest of three, went to Catholic school, and went to college to become a high school history teacher. I have 3 kids of my own. My husband and I are high school sweethearts. And I teach world history and write for a living. I love books, movies, hiking, camping, and spending time with family and friends. My imagination has always been overactive, and I am passionate about fighting for the underdog and making the world a better place.

Target Audience:

My target audience is anyone over the age of 18 who enjoys a good story with depth and elements of multiple genres. Anyone who likes mystery, suspense, a surprising twist, speculative fiction, and commercial fiction will love this book!

Reader Takeaway:

I hope readers understand that the book is about how life takes unexpected twists and turns that may seem terrible in the moment. However, those events can lead to something spectacular! I also hope they enjoy the fast-paced intensity of the story and appreciate the hidden magic found in the world around the main characters.

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