I would like to further give some insights on the book I will publish first. This is especially when I have gotten questions and those who were anticipating the moment it would be available. I remember getting some interested from the Columbia Heights Police Department and I will make sure to hand out a few copies there. I know a few cops who have been wanting to read my book and I feel I should at least give only a few copies to those who were first interested. I want to thank the police departments who continued their enthusiasm about the book and I guarantee no one would be disappointed from the wait.
What to Expect
Now that I can share a bit more details, what to expect is something completely new and fresh. For years, I have carefully planned this out and build interesting worlds that is Arctic based. The entire book series brings you to a wintry, Arctic epic adventure. The genre what I said before is Fantasy, Action/Adventure with some Dark Fantasy and Horror elements. There is lots of action and adventure, suspense and danger, but there is a balance of awestruck wonder and some calm scenes, but not all are calm. There are Vampires, Witches, Warlocks, Demons, Dragons, Ghouls, Castles, Werewolves and... sled dogs! I always loved sled dogs and the whole sled dog community and I wanted to upgrade sled dogs to a whole different level. With this book, I believe I have achieved that. I am glad I waited and took the time to develop it into a cohesive and a well detailed and planned out story and world. There's lots of interesting characters, villains and even talking animals. I based a lot of this series upon the Native American culture and folktales. In doing this, I hope to bring awareness to the Native American languages and cultures. To show the world how beautiful Native American names and the culture is. I have always been fascinated by the Native American culture and I wanted a series that I can give back in bringing some awareness to these people who are invisible to the world. There's lots of spiritual elements which connects it to the spiritual Native theme. Not only that, but I have a diverse blend of different countries, languages and cultures used for this book. I dislike having one race or culture dominate my projects, not allowing others to finally have their chance to shine.
The Ideal Readers
Who did I aim to reach with my book? Well, the main reason I didn't agree with what the writing experts told me was that they advised to only write about trending topics. To recycle old concepts and ideas, but don't experiment with anything new. So I learned the rules through the years, but then I broke free and wrote what I felt spiritually connected to. I guess I can call it that. First, I wrote what I could proudly stand behind.
This read is for those who loves the Arctic, wintry setting and who loves sled dogs. It is for Fantasy lovers who are looking for something out of the box, something that is new and fresh, that hasn't been seen yet. I was raised to create original pieces that hasn't been done yet regardless of what is trending. To become a trend starter. My lone wolf mentality sort of induced this. I wanted something for the sled dog community and something great for the Native American race. Having been raised to know the Native American culture through the woman who adopted my mother, this was my way of giving back to the people who took my family in.
I never mentioned this before, but I do have characters who are into performing arts, classical music and opera singing. I was hoping to bring awareness to performing arts and classical music. I have always appreciated this music, but I noticed a decline in these things. I am not really sure how it came about to add performing arts in this book, but looking back, I guess it was always in this story. I think.
Some parts of the story takes place in the Yukon, Dawson City, Canada and some in Dellwood and North Oaks, Minnesota. I only used Minnesota because years ago during my early stages of writing, I noticed Minnesota was an often overlooked State in the country and the people here were always stereotyped. We are still stereotyped by those outside of Minnesota which was why I wanted to show a different side to Minnesota. The performing arts and more of the upper class community, the communities no one mentions. Minnesota is always shown as nothing more than just a frozen wasteland that no one wants to live in, but this State is a lot more than that. I also feel Canadians, especially the Yukon is an area most outsiders don't understand.
I have lots about the French people and culture. In fact, there are a few characters who migrated from France to the United States. I never noticed this until recently, but in many American entertainment, there's lots of comments that are all about taking jabs and stereotyping French people and Canadians. This wasn't the reason why I chose to add French characters and the French culture, but I felt this was my chance to have a story that shows an appreciation for France and Canada and the people who originate from these countries.
Who Is Tikaani Moon
I know I've been getting people curious about the person behind Tikaani Moon. For years I did keep my identity a secret but now I am a little willing to share a bit more about myself. If people follow this blog, you would be able to read updates I share.
You can consider me to be a college student because I am still furthering my education outside of healthcare. I spent most of earlier years in the healthcare and history major, but I am currently enrolled for a Bachelor's in Web Development. I read of many writers who began their writing careers later, I decided to begin my career as early as possible even when I am still young. I feel that I am ready to officially begin my career in being a published writer. They always say writers are introverted and indeed this is true for I am a lone Wolf. I don't participate in social activities even as a college student. I invest all my energy in planning my future, expanding my education and establishing myself. I was inspired by the few 20 year olds who decided to get a head start on their careers, education and success, which motivated me to do the same after being encouraged by my mom first.
The other important thing to know about me is that I will always be known as the Living Doll because that is who I am. I will soon start showing pictures of myself and I will always be in my Living Doll gear, in Lolita, Fairy Kei, Pastel Goth and Historical dresses. I am building my Living Doll style around my Tikaani Moon character brand. I really love the Lolita fashion, but I also love the Fantasy, fairy-tale and wanderlust theme. I guess people can consider me a quite unconventional and different writer because of my pursuits in transforming myself to have more porcelain doll features. I love Japanese fashion the most. So much that I started wearing Lolita and the other fashions every single day. Becoming a Living Doll gave me an interest in Japanese fashion, the Japanese language, J-pop and the country Japan.
And in conclusion...
I will make sure to give more details to fill others in about the new book series and other projects I am working on, for I have several other books, but also games and manga I am currently working to get finished.
I have to thank the humans who shown an interest. Surprisingly, now I have been getting many from Finland who have been curious. I then learned Finland is a country that loves sled dogs which now makes sense to me.
I will give more updates soon...