This is my very first post, so it only seemed fitting that I begin where I normally do…
The mighty King called his 3 sons to dinner. One of them was to soon become king and the loving father did cherish spending time with his sons in his final days. The King filled the first son’s cup to the brim with the finest drink and congratulated him on a nobel victory in battle. To the second son he also filled up his cup to the brim and gave praise to his scholarly accomplishments. Finally, he walked up to his third son and added only a splash of the drink to his cup as all of the family chuckled at the King’s joke… What is the 3rd son’s name?
One of my favorite things to do in this world is to solve riddles and puzzles. When I began to write I wanted readers to fall in love with them as much as I. I found that inserting a riddle or puzzle in the story, followed by content, followed then by the answer was a great way to entice interest in not only the storyline, but also into the maddening (but fun) world of riddles.
The avid reader, I hope, would stop and try to solve the conundrum along with the protagonist as if they were also knee deep in the adventure themselves. I was always drawn into a book when I had the option to participate: choose your own endings, Encyclopedia Brown, even Nancy Drew to an extent. Fear not though; for those who get a little bit miffed by puzzles or simply are there for the rabbit hole journey, I usually give the answer only a few paragraphs later.
Are you ready for the world of riddles and puzzles? Can you handle accomplishing small victory’s along with the adventures inside the pages; all while driving towards the twists and turns that ultimately solve the largest puzzle of them all? Then get ready to start your adventure with Bixby Timmons and her rag tag team of misfits as they look for answers around every corner.
Prince Phillip the Third… in case you were still struggling.