[From a threadversation with Elaine Stirling & Kathryn McCary] Blank looks are a frequent, albeit ambiguous, method of communication. A blank look can mean, “I don’t understand,” or, equally likely, “I can’t believe you just said that,” as well as. “I do NOT have a full house in my hand.” It can also indicate obliviousness regarding the uselessness and futility of the statement preceding it. Or [as Kathryn McCary pointed out] it can mean, “tell me more.” Personally, I like to also employ my Spockian eyebrows to indicate interest in further explication. If, however, I’m looking over my spectacles as I do so, the look acquires nuances of “pray embolden yourself to spew more of this drivel you just spouted.” Since I never wear reading glasses, being near-sighted, there’s also an unspoken element of, “Dang, you sure look better blurry.”
Book No. 1 in Paperback
Book No. 2 on Kindle
Book Reviews & Blurbs
“J Guenther cleverly combines a plot of adventure on an imaginary sailboat with a shrewd eye on teen-age angst.
In the SILVER DREAM, Sharon and David ride the waves ... to adventures where dreams are created and realized. On their journey, the two are tossed from grief to sweetness, from fear to solace and safety.
Guenther is on the mark, using the main characters as narrators, unfolding parallel stories between past and present, dream and reality. SAIL AWAY ON MY SILVER DREAM is a captivating page-turner, with a winning cast of characters.
David and Sharon seem so real that readers might feel they've already met them. We feel their disappointment and hopes, and we join them wholeheartedly...” N. Decker
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