Personal blog of author and artist Lynn Daniels.

Monday, October 7, 2013

The Dawn Dossier: A Note from the Author


This book is the follow-up to The Midnight Manifesto. I’m not particularly keen on calling it a sequel. I don’t believe it has elements of being a sequel. It is more of a sister book and it can be read without having to read The Midnight Manifesto.

Upon publishing my first book, I realized that I had about five or so poems that I thought were good but just did not fit with the theme of the book. It is that moment in which The Dawn Dossier was born. Unlike The Midnight Manifesto, a book in which the title came to me before I had written my very first poem, which is also the first poem in that book, this title took a little while to come to me. I felt the title was appropriate after I had finished writing the poem Hello Morning. It made me think of the last sunrise that I witnessed and I recalled that it was a very striking memory given the events that occurred in the poem.

I never gave much of a serious thought of the theme of this book until I had completed about half of the poems. It was there that I thought it would be good to emerge from that highly fluid realm from the first book into something more tangible and understanding. The path through the American educational system, particularly high school and college to Corporate America is a path that many people can relate to. It is a path that most Americans are expected to follow. This book chronicles the struggles of following that path and finally coming to the realization that not everyone is suited to pursue that lifestyle.

As is the case with The Midnight Manifesto, some of the poems in The Dawn Dossier are reflective of my life. Other poems are poems that were written with no particular person or place in mind and the overall nature of the story is more fictional than it is autobiographical.

If you are interested in purchasing a copy of The Dawn Dossier, it is on sale for $0.99 USD or free with a  Kindle Unlimited subscription at Amazon.


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