May 27, 2013

Guest Post for A Rangers Tale

Follow Your Dreams…But Do It Right

At the beginning of A Ranger’s Tale, all Caliphany wanted in life was to break free of societal and parental expectations. She wanted a taste of what the world had to offer. When Galadin Trudeaux rescued her from an attempted kidnapping, she saw her chance and took it.
While I admire Caliphany for her independent nature and courage to follow her dreams, the consequences of her impulsive decisions were not always good, to say the very least. So, while it’s wonderful to reach for our dreams and try to achieve them, we need to be smart about it.
Learn from Caliphany’s mistakes and weigh the pros and cons before embarking on a new adventure. Whether it’s going back to college, having a baby (or another one), finding a new job, moving to a new city, going on a mission trip, etc., consider the consequences of your actions. Don’t simply rely on feelings and impulse. Who will be affected by your decisions and how? Will the costs and time involved be realistic for you to handle? What’s your fallback plan if the first one doesn’t work out?
Dreams and ambitions are wonderful things, but planning ahead is important when undertaking any new challenge. Keep your head, take your time, and follow those dreams. But, don’t be like Caliphany and plunge in without knowing what’s waiting for you. Do it right!!

Mysti Parker (pseudonym) is a full time wife, mother of three, and a writer. Her first novel, A Ranger's Tale was published in January, 2011 by Melange Books, and the second in the fantasy romance series, Serenya's Song, was published in April 2012. The highly anticipated third book, Hearts in Exile, has already received some great reviews. The Tallenmere series has been likened to Terry Goodkind's 'Sword of Truth' series, but is probably closer to a spicy cross between Tolkien and Mercedes Lackey.
Mysti's other writings have appeared in the anthologies Hearts of Tomorrow, Christmas Lites, and Christmas Lites II. Her flash fiction has appeared on the online magazine EveryDayFiction. She has also served as a class mentor in Writers Village University's six week free course, F2K. 
Mysti reviews books for SQ Magazine, an online specfic publication, and is the proud owner of Unwritten, a blog voted #3 for eCollegeFinder's Top Writing Blogs award. She resides in Buckner, KY with her husband and three children.

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Hearts in Exile, Tallenmere #3 

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