I’m delighted to be part of the lovely Alysha Kaye’s blog tour for The Waiting Room.
NOTE ON UPDATE – The blog tour stop is UP!
This is really a delightful story where the author uses a waiting room for your next life to deal with issues of love, life and existence within the context of a couple who are separated by an early death. This isn’t intended to be a theological treatise or an argument for reincarnation, rather it provides a nice narrative framework to address these issues within the story arc. For a little more formal description.
Jude and Nina are the epitome of that whole raw, unflinching love thing that most people are jealous of. That is, until Jude dies and wakes up in The Waiting Room, surrounded by other souls who are all waiting to pass over into their next life. But unlike those souls, Jude’s name is never called by the mysterious “receptionist”. He waits, watching Nina out of giant windows. He’s waiting for her. What is this place? How long will he wait? And what will happen when and if Nina does join him? The Waiting Room is a story of not just love, but of faith, predestination, and philosophy, friendship and self-actualization, of waiting.
This will include an interview, review and more. The tour will be 7/10 – 7/17; see http://alyshakaye.wordpress.com/2014/07/07/710-717-blog-tour/ for details as well a number of other delightful blogs participating. I’ll be coming right on the tail end of the tour, 7/18; that’s right, I’m the caboose sneaking in on the end.
For more on Ms. Kaye:
About the author:
Alysha Kaye was born in San Marcos, TX, where she also received her BA in Creative Writing from Texas State University. She worked in marketing for a brief and terrible cubicle-soul-sucking time until she was accepted into Teach for America and promptly moved to Oahu. She taught 7th grade English in Aiea for two years and also received her Masters in Education from University of Hawaii. She now teaches in Austin, TX and tries to squeeze in as much writing as possible between lesson planning. She dreamt about The Waiting Room once, and offhandedly wrote her boyfriend a love poem about waiting for him after death. Somehow, that became a novel.