Monday, November 5, 2012

Searching for Light in the Darkness

In setting up my author page, I struggled with what to choose as my author byline. For those who know me, I haven’t exactly embraced concepts of social media, relegating the establishment of an author brand as something found in infomercials. I expressed my curmudgeon behavior of the subject recently at as DT Tarkus. The resulting commentary told me to suck it up and get with the program.  Sigh.  

An author friend of mine advised to look at my stories and find a common element.  I tend to write about YA protagonists ripped from normality to face dark, impossible situations. To me, it is about moving toward that proverbial light at the end of a long, seemingly-infinite tunnel.  Searching for light in the darkness. I’m not the first to make this connection.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Dan's first post

This is my first post for testing only.

Today I blogged as DTTarkus on Blame it on the Muse on "What a Father Hopes For.

A couple weeks ago, I experienced the incredible dream of handing my oldest daughter to the man she loves. With Zion National Park as her chapel, she took a step into a new life with promises and her husband’s name. It gave a father much to muse on when the excitement and emotion dissipated. As tradition dictates, I was the last to speak at the reception. For muse Monday, I shared those words on Blame it on the Muse.