A few years ago, I remember telling my friend that I was thinking about writing a story about a character named Turtle. She misunderstood me and replied, “Randy, I know that you love to write but I didn’t know that you wrote children’s books also.” Our conversation was brief but ended on a positive thought so I left it as that and didn’t bother to explain myself further. Actually, Turtle is one of the main characters in my novel FALSE DANDELIONS, a Southern tale about the lives and dreams of underdogs. Turtle is an aging street dog who is tired of always being somebody else’s errand boy and struggles to break out on his own.
Sometimes, we all may find ourselves in a place where we don’t want to be. And at times, there’s no difference between people like Turtle and you and I. Every single day of the week somebody is struggling to climb out of their hole. I believe that there’s a little Turtle in all of us, and that’s why I wrote False Dandelions. The better we understand people like Turtle, the better we can reach out and help them.
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