The Shaman came about because a good number of people kept asking me about my background and training. I’d meant to write a book for years, and have a really poorly written manuscript dating from the late 1980s to prove it.
Several times I’d take that manuscript out and massage it. Into a different yet equally poorly written manuscript.
Finally, I took it out in late 2019 and asked myself, “What would make this an interesting story?”
That, and getting permission from one of my teachers (who spoke for all of them) was what I needed.
Originally entitled “Shaman Story,” the graphic artist who did the interior and exterior artwork mistakenly wrote “The Shaman” on the bookcover and Shaboom! it was done.
You can also get an idea of an earlier version of the story at DeathSong here on my blog.
For me, it’s always interesting to see how a story changes over time.
And in either case, enjoy.