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DEWEY'S CHRISTMAS ADVENTURE
When Dewey Rabbit's son, Kyle, becomes sick with the fever, the only thing that can save hims is a miracle. WIth the help of his friends, Mac the Raccoon and Charlie Fox, Dewey sets out on a journey against impossible odds to reach the North Pole by Christmas Eve to ask Santa Claus for the miracle.
IN THE WORKS
Book Two in the Dewey Rabbit series is coming soon!
RJ PRIETO "FOR THE HEART"
So many people say that at some point in our lives they want to write a book. Interestingly enough, we all have a story to tell. The notion that everyone has aspirations to write a book is anything but far-fetched. Some may be more compelling than others. Some may appeal to the masses while others are the stories only the inner circle of a family would appreciate. Regardless, they represent who we are as individuals. It doesn’t matter whether it is fact or fiction. Our personalities get bottled inside the characters on the pages we create with the mere stroke of a pen. These characters become our legacy!
My style is to write FOR the heart. Emotion is the root of everything I write about. I feel what the characters are feeling so I want the reader to feel it the same way I do. The key is to make the reader feel something more than they felt when they opened the book. You’re not just telling a story. They have to feel the story. They have to be in the story. They have to want to keep reading even when they close the book! It can be pretty powerful.
Born in Tampa, Florida, I’ve been writing since grade school. At first it was more of a hobby. By high school and a creative writing course later, I realized I had a real talent for it. I wrote my first book called BLACK ROSES in high school. I don’t think I ever let anyone except my mother read it. She loved it. I still have it stashed away on old, faded computer-paper. It was about two young men who become close friends upon deployment to a war-ravaged Middle East. The story is pretty dark. It’s a war story so I guess it had to be dark. You can’t have light without darkness. You can’t have love without hate. Black and white cannot exist without one another so to make a story real it has to have both.
It’s not a mystery that everything we do, our decisions, our actions, our ability to follow through and keep our word shape who we are. Writing has to transcend that. The reader has to make a connection with the characters just like they do in the movies. Books were around way before Hollywood. The reader has to be able to connect what is happening in the story to what they are familiar with in everyday life. One of the reasons James Bond’s character has been so successful is because it can be adapted to current events over time.
While writing is entertainment, it’s also life. Who would think a series of books about talking animals could relate to everyday life? Put those talking animals in similar situation to humans, give them the same problems, and suddenly you forget Dewey is just a rabbit or Charlie is just a fox in the Dewey Rabbit series. Now they are heroes and you want to root for them even if their struggle is against humanity itself. You laugh and cry with them because they are more than just a name on a page. They become part of your family and you can never forget them. They now exist forever inside your heart! That is what writing FOR the heart is all about.