The author of GoneAway – Into the Land: Book 1 will discuss his work with Kristen MacDonald on her ‘Second Vision’ radio show. Allen’s novel takes readers on a fantastic journey into the Land, a place where reality blends with fantasy. Twelve year old John Greber, along with his mother, Ellie, suffers abuse at the hands of John’s father, whom he calls “The Beast.” One day his father abandons the family, but takes John’s six-year old sister, Marny, with him. On a mission to rescue his sister and confront his father, John and his mother find themselves entangled in a Civil War that could destroy the Land and the World. GoneAway – Into the Land travels a totally different direction than expected. With its poignant theme of family abuse, this inspirational story proves that the strength of the human spirit can overcome all odds.
‘Second Vision’ host Kristin Macdonald, who spent many years working in production for Aaron Spelling and E. Duke Vincent of Spelling Television, is partially sighted as a result of retinitis pigmentosa; she focuses on interviewing people who have found amazing ways to overcome personal injuries and conditions, or who deal with such themes in their work. The Sept 8th interview will be podcast as well as archived at http://www.airsla.org/default.asp; it will also be broadcast over stations nationwide, including The Women’s Information Network.
“There is a faint dream-like quality to this book,” says author A.F. Stewart in a recent review. GoneAway – Into the Land is a captivating book with a creative narrative that quietly lures a reader into an original world that is fully realized and thoroughly absorbing. It transcends into a superb piece of fiction, and I recommend it highly.”