Hello book lovers! Today is a day where I will be writing another author spotlight for a well-accomplished author whose work I have loved. As you know book lovers I love learning about authors and the inspiration behind their work, it fascinates me and adds to the depth of the book because the reader will be able to better understand it. That is how the author spotlights were created because I soon discovered that you lovely readers ALSO love learning about author’s, so I am excited to tell you a little bit more about author R.D. Lyons whose book White Lion Heart captivated me from beginning to end with its poignancy. I personally would recommend this book to all of those that love moving novels with an important topic at the heart of the book but really the book can be read by anybody as it is flawlessly written and highly enjoyable. With today’s author spotlight for R.D., a biography of the author and an interview between me and R.D. will be shared, and I hope that you book lovers enjoy reading it! To kick this off here is an author bio about the wonderful R.D. Lyons.
R.D. Lyons was born in New Westminster, BC Canada. Grew up with Arts and Sciences as his Passion. Born to part Canadian, English, Irish, Scottish, and German Parents, He began writing short stories in his Junior High School, mostly about animals. Graduated with Second Honors in Creative Arts and Sciences. He began Creative Writing thirteen years ago, and has been his passion again ever since. His debut Novel was entitled (1) “Shurik’en Super Ninja” which became a Book series of Five Volumes about a Super Ninja code named “Shurik’en” on Black Ops Missions who was recruited by a Top Spy Organization to lead a Black Ops Elite Force against Global Terrorists and their cells wherever they are in the world. He is the Original Black Ops Author with a story like this. He has also Wrote four other books (2) White Lion Heart – A Supernatural Thriller-Crime Drama (3) Shurik’en Super Manga “Take-Down in Nicaragua” Premiere Shurik’en and the B.O.O.T. Black Ops On Terrorists Take Down a Mega-Terrorist in Nicaragua and cells (4) Shinobi: Black Ops On The Black Dragon Shurik’en II New Release! and a (5) Short Non-Fiction E-book entitled True Shinobi Secrets? Decoded. He also has two of his books translated in Spanish. R.D. Lyons is a Green Activist and a Social Entrepreneur having several disciplines in the Martial Arts. He is married and has one son and lives in Kelowna, BC in the Sunny Okanagan.
Now, how wonderful does R.D. sound?! R.D. is a truly exceptional writer and I hope that you lovely readers have a read of R.D. Lyon’s work because you will not regret it! Please see below an interview between me and R.D., I hope that you enjoy R.D.’s answers to my questions, they are incredible and provide some great advice too!
White Lion Heart is about a Big Game Hunter a “Flying Dutchman” really, Victor Debeers that makes the mistake to get involved with the Black Market Game trade with a Shady Greedy Korean Animal Parts dealer by agreeing to try and hunt the protected White Lion for this Dealer However, even though Victor is an expert hunter in Safaris and what have you he has no idea of what he is in for when he starts his hunt. White Lion Heart is a book about the Human Spirit and the strengths of the Heart, Betrayal, Mystery and Intrigue a Supernatural Legend, Crime Drama Thriller with Horror and Magic, Love, Change and Redemption!
I wrote the Spectacular White Lion Heart for two reasons (1) I am a Passionate Lover of Animals especially Exotic Animals! the Big Cats, Lions, Tigers, Leopards, etc. I wanted to write an original story about the plight they are facing. The White Lion is very Endangered and is under Strict Conservation so the more research I did the more intrigued and fascinated I became to write a story about a White Lion. In my days in High School I loved to write short stories about Exotic Animals. (2) The second reason I wrote the Spectacular White Lion Heart is I wanted to create a real awareness of how serious Endangered Species have become because of Poaching and Animal Parts Trafficking so I wanted to expose the Black Market Animal Poaching and Trafficking and be a force for change by using a powerful weapon my pen and I penned White Lion Heart it is in fact a Trilogy and the second White Lion Book will be out later this year! In fact last year I created a one of a kind petition to Change the Animal Poaching and Trafficking Laws that have not been updated for over 30 years!!!
My advice for aspiring writers is before you write anything? study and research your subject very thoroughly… that you want to write about make sure you have a passion for that subject! your mind’s eye how does the story end? what is the opening will it hold people’s attention read it to your friend make several drafts before the final draft and have it professionally edited!
In my opinion what is the most important thing about a book? Or my book more specifically? Does the Book have character?!! What I mean by that does it have life? is it alive? Do the characters come alive in the pages through their actions? I write in the Action/Thriller genre so the character of the book should thrill and captivate its readers! Does it flow from one chapter to the next? is it versatile enough and does it hold the interest of the reader? All this builds character into a book! I strive to keep the book alive with character from start to finish I am passionate about doing that!
If I could tell my younger self anything for advice? is never doubt yourself or your abilities don’t listen to the naysayers! Believe in yourself and keep the Passion the fire burning! Seize opportunity when it is afforded to you know matter the cost it is worth it. When I was younger I had an opportunity to publish in Japan but I did not seize it! I will never make that same mistake again! Protect your IP very much so!
You can expect great things coming from Reg D. Lyons very soon. I will be publishing my 6th book White Lion the Second Book of the Trilogy Title TBA it will be released Late Summer/Fall of 2018!
Its official book lovers, I am obsessed with R.D.! If you have liked what you have read about R.D. and are interested in learning more about R.D. and reading R.D.’s work, then please do have a browse of the links below and be sure to have a read of the preview too! You will not regret it.