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Chess Desalls

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Chess Desalls Your story is as important and meaningful as anyone's. Don't be afraid to write it. No matter how much you love your story, there will be those who…moreYour story is as important and meaningful as anyone's. Don't be afraid to write it. No matter how much you love your story, there will be those who don't like it. Don't be afraid to share it anyway. (less)
Chess Desalls “Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.” ~ Lloyd Alexander, The Black Cauldron)

I believe fantasy elements in a work…more
“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.” ~ Lloyd Alexander, The Black Cauldron)

I believe fantasy elements in a work distance readers just enough from the story so that they can form objective opinions about the characters and, yet, internalize what that means about themselves and the world around them without feeling overwhelmed or attacked. Although my characters may travel to or live in outside worlds with complex rules and themes, I think readers can learn more about themselves and their own relationships by how they react to the story and its characters.

As a reader, I enjoy unwrapping additional meanings and literary themes in stories (whether they're there or not). I try to use literary tools, even in my YA books, to give readers more possibilities for interpretation and points for discussion. Travel Glasses, for example, uses metafiction.(less)
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My first novel, Travel Glasses (The Call to Search Everywhen, #1), recently had its fourth book birthday. To celebrate, the ebook edition is free through June 24.


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Calla’s first date with a mysterious traveler reveals a world where time travel is real. Unlikely romance blossoms during a thrilling chase through time.


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Beacon by Chess Desalls
"Beacon is the sequel to Lantern, a novellette that I truly adored in 2016 and blogged about it here. I adored Lantern with all of my heart, and while Beacon was slightly different, I did enjoy it as well. This series does well in changing up t..." Read more of this review »
Chess Desalls is 23% done with The Needs of the Many: "There was no happy ending for those whose fate was hinged on a rash decision made eons in the past." :)
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"Great Series

I am really enjoying these books. Traveling adventures, Calla and how she learns who she is and an adventure in finding her father through not only familiar worlds but unfamiliar worlds as well. Definitely a series I have not been able..." Read more of this review »
Chess Desalls and 3 other people liked Kira Simion's review of Lantern:
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"3.5 stars rounded up because of that twist!

There's:
•Originality! Who's heard of a guy trapped in a lantern before?
•The writing has a good flow. Sometimes the action slows, but it's never for long.
•A nice little twist at the end. (May lead into boo..." Read more of this review »
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Secrets left to be revealed and plenty of mystery remaining to keep me wondering. Can't wait to see how the series resolves.
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So much for sleep...

On to book 2!
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Quite possibly my favorite read this year. On to the next in the series!
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“I began to realize that I could go wherever and whenever I dreamed.”
Chess Desalls, Travel Glasses

“Where the truth remains hidden from the outside, the inside imprisons the hidden.”
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“Life and light made up the interior, the realm of daytime. The exterior was darkness and night.”
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Time Travel: Winner Declared July "Travel Glasses" by Chess Desalls 18 50 Aug 01, 2014 05:43AM  
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“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
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“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.”
Lloyd Alexander

“Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. It is all part of the fairy tale.”
Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
Albert Einstein

“A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.”
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Chess Desalls Kira wrote: "Hey there! Thanks for the friend request"

Hi, Kira! Thanks for stopping by and saying hello. Happy to see you here, too!


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Kira Hawke Hey there! Thanks for the friend request - I recognize you from Twitter and it's nice crossing paths again :)


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Chess Desalls Martha wrote: "Happy to connect with you Chess :)
Best Wishes"


Thank you, Martha! Thanks so much for visiting. :o)


Martha Perez Happy to connect with you Chess :)
Best Wishes


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Chess Desalls BB. wrote: "Hello :) Nice to meet you :)"

Hi, BB! Thanks for stopping by. :o) It's a pleasure to connect with you here.


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Chess Desalls Elizabeth wrote: "Hi, Chess! Looking forward to being goodreads friends :)"

Hi Elizabeth! Welcome. :o)


Elizabeth Rawls Hi, Chess! Looking forward to being goodreads friends :)


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Chess Desalls Brigitte wrote: "Thank you Chess. Nice to meet you :)"

Hi there! Nice to meet you too. :o)


Brigitte Thank you Chess. Nice to meet you :)


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