Monday, July 16, 2007

SPECIAL GUEST: Elena Dorothy Bowman, Author of THE GATEKEEPER'S REALM

I have a great guest with us today. Her name is Elena Dorothy Bowman, author of The Gatekeeper's Realm!

Elena is a published author who writes in several genres including science fiction, mystery, romance and the paranormal. She has been writing for over thirty years. She actually started writing when she was a teenager, although she didn't submit any of it for publication. She started to write in earnest as a challenge to herself. She really wanted to see if she could write a full-length novel, not just short stories or the technical papers that were a part of her profession in the aerospace industry. Publication finally came after many years of perseverance.

You can visit her website here.

Boomer Chick: Welcome to Boomer Chick, Elena! It’s a pleasure to have you here!

Elena: Thank you, it's a pleasure to be here.

Boomer Chick: Would you like to tell us about yourself? And I understand you used to work in the space industry? What was that like?

Elena: I started out as a clerk-typist and worked my way up to Executive Secretary before becoming a software engineer. Thanks to the program my company had, I was able to attend Fitchburg State College and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering and Management. This I was able to do while working full time as an Executive Secretary, raising
four kids, taking care of a home and all the other things a wife and mother has to do. But I did have help. My husband took over cooking the meals. He couldn't wait for me to graduate to take that duty back. However, his wait was fruitless, he still has kitchen duty. But I must say he is a great cook. Working in the space industry was interesting, satisfying and fascinating. Running simulation tests on missiles and such was intriguing since the work we did contributed to the defense of our country.

Boomer Chick: I am so intrigued by the title of your book, The Gatekeeper’s Realm. How did you come up with a title so unique?

Elena: I had other titles in mind, but when I saw them typed up, they just didn't seem to fit. Wracking my brain for a title I could visualize, the Gatekeeper's Realm just appeared from out of the mist, so I grabbed hold and claimed it for my novel.

Boomer Chick: Would you like to tell us what your book is all about?

Elena: It's the second book in the series of a house one could say was enchanted. A house that appears to be alive because of a relic that dates back to the Crusades. In the second book, the appearance of uninvited and mysterious spirits from an earlier era causes the unusual
experiences that befall the guests. Some disappear into strange worlds, others into prehistoric times. The main characters do all they can to enlist the townspeople and the "local" ghosts, who have inhabited the house since the 17 Century, in searching for them. But since the house
has a mind of its own, and able to invoke visions that confuse and disorient the inhabitants to the point that no one can be sure where they looked was still in existence, the searchers feel frustrated.

Boomer Chick: Do you have more books in the works?

Elena: Yes, the Gatekeeper's Realm is the second book in the Legacy Series. The House On The Bluff is the first. Both books are now in print and available on amazon.com. My other series, is science fiction and entitled: The Sarah's Landing Series. Along with that is my stand alone
novel —Time-Rift. All of my books are available as ebooks with http://www.ebooksonthe.net/, www.fictionwise.com, www.mobipocket.com. My print books are available at www.amazon.com, and from my publisher, Write Words, Inc.'s imprint http://www.cambridgebooks.com. The last book in the Legacy Series will be in print in the coming months. And I am working on two other books. One I hope will be an historical one and the other fiction.

Boomer Chick: Thank you for stopping by, Elena, and good luck with the rest of your virtual book tour!

Elena: Thank you for inviting me. I enjoyed my visit.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Everyone!

    I finally made it...the addy didn't work before, but it does now. Anyway I'm here to answer any questions you may have. Thanks for dropping in.

    Elena

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