About the Book
Title: Emerge Beyond Circles
Author: John Geers
Published: January 7th, 2017
Two couples from Madison, with entwined destinies, both seeking love, are connected by a single element: the ancient Siberian witch, Thuban-Pol. Her magic will either be their savior or their ruin.
Thuban-Pol is the latest in a lineage of Siberian witches. Their eternal aim is to guide humanity to true love. Their guiding tenet, “For love to bloom, these three endure: sacrifice, perseverance and suffering. But the greatest of these is suffering.”
Since the dawn of humanity, they have summoned countless couples, inflicting suffering with the intention to grow true love. They have never succeeded…but now they have their best opportunity in two couples from Wisconsin.
If they succeed, love will finally bloom for all of humanity, if the suffering inflicted on these couples doesn’t kill them first.
About the Author
John Geers drew inspiration to begin Emerge Beyond Circles from a dream he experienced.
Hours spent in the caffeinated air of his favorite coffeehouse proved to be the perfect place to complete the first book in the Eternal Coven Series.
John is a middle school literacy educator, where he inspires and is inspired by the writers of tomorrow. He is the founder and facilitator of his school’s Creative Writing Club. He is also a columnist for the online magazine Elephant Journal. He loves a good story, being on the water, and witty puns. He can be found hiking the wilderness, biking big hills, sipping dark coffee, and looking for a chair in the mall.
He loves a good story, shopping farmers markets, being on the water, and witty puns. He can be found hiking the wilderness, biking big hills, sipping dark coffee, and looking for a chair in the mall.
1) Describe your relationship with a good book.
I dive in and don’t stop until there are about 20 pages remaining. Then I wait a few days to savor and process everything I have read thus far. Then I dive in and finish it. Then I tell everyone I know about it. You could say that I read and tell.
2) When did you first start writing and what was the first thing that you wrote that you were proud of?
I have written since forever. I always knew I liked it. I remember writing quite moving greeting cards as a boy.
3) Please describe your work ethic as an author.
I work hard, simple as that. I rarely view writing as romantic or relaxing. I see it in the same light as going into the forest, chopping down a tree and turning it into fire wood.
4) How do you balance your work as an author with the other aspects of your life?
I don’t do this very well. When I am writing, just about all else gets neglected. It probably is not the healthiest way, but it is my way.
5) Why did you write this book?
Ha! I wrote this book because it was in me and it forced its way out. It is my love letter to the world.
6) What experiences from your past do you find yourself drawing upon repeatedly for inspiration in your work?
I often go to my childhood. It was lonely and forced internal examination.
7) What do you hope to accomplish in the next five years, both as an author and in your outside life?
I am not too sure. I have some ideas to write more and explore more, but I am open to anything.
8) Since you are a storyteller, please tell one good lie about yourself.
I am a secure and confident person 😉
She patted the volume with the wood cut flower on the cover. “These rules, they put us at ease. The fences they built are too safe. Love constrained by rules is not love. Love is caribou in stampede, Salix in full summer whip. It is frost on a wisp of caribou moss. Love is as dark as Siberian winter and as rugged as Ural peaks. Consider the orbit of our star in the heavens, how dare we contrive rules to direct the path. The Kara Sea knows love. Waves batter and smash and settle to a tickle and are whipped to batter again, their cycle of passion is eternal. These are love. Can we apply rules to these? Are we not revealed as fools if we try? Draconis, we are revealed as fools! The time has come to put aside childish ways and deliver love to humanity.”
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