Monday, February 20, 2012

Drawing out the Dragons

James A. Owen was the guest of honor at LTUE this year.  I was amazed with him after hearing him for thirty seconds.  He began with talking about the fact that he wasn't going to tell us all about his novels and how amazing they are (which they ARE!) but that he wanted to talk about Choice.

The entire address was inspiring and brought me to tears.  But he said two things that really touched me.  Inspired me.   Made me really think about. .. -you guessed it- Choice.  And the ones I make.

"If you want it, no one can stop you.
But if you don't want it, no one can help you."


"Never give up what you want the most, 
for what you want the most at that moment." 

How often do we give up, hoping that someone will come along and pick us up again?  I know it happens all the time.  I've done it, I know people who do it.   James A. Owen's story is one worth living.  One worth talking about.  One worth reading about.  

Good news:  He is giving away free e-copies of his book 'Drawing out the Dragons'  which tells his wonderful story!  

Want to know more about getting this story?  (Trust me, you want this story).



I hope you read this.  Because I want you to know how much I appreciate everything you said at LTUE this year during your keynote address.  After hearing your story and everything you said about 'Choice',  I made a choice to make my life what I want it to be. 

Not a full two weeks after hearing you speak,  I am well on my way to publication,  I have been asked to start a business in helping other authors,  I am working with a filming company for live action book trailers, my blog has gotten more attention, and I have multiple jobs.   All because of the choices I have made,  since I heard you speak.  

Thank you.  Thank you for the inspiration, encouragement and sharing your story so others can also be inspired. 

Sincerely, Konstanz. 

If you would like to read more about James and his books (and the above links just aren't enough) here is his WEBSITE and FACEBOOK PAGE