New, Metaphysical Novel Inspires Readers To Find The Dragon -- The Power -- Within

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What if we all lived our lives as if anything was possible? As if everything was possible? This is the one of the key messages in Linda Thompson's recently published novel, 'I Am My Own Dragon'. This self-help 'fictional memoir' is now on sale and Linda is available for interviews.

We are creating this (story) together

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We all have a dragon that burns deep inside, because we all have the power to make anything we want to happen, happen.

That's one of the main messages of 'I Am My Own Dragon' (June 2008), a metaphysical, 'fictional memoir' written by sought-after motivational speaker and accomplished businesswoman Linda Thompson. Recently introduced at Book Expo America 2008 in Los Angeles, 'Dragon' is a story of hope and transformation that has the power to "jolt the reader out of complacency," writes the Clarion Review.

Written as a conversation between the reader and main character Lucy March, 'I Am My Own Dragon' asks, among other things, to examine the 'roadblocks' that may be holding us back from living the fabulous life we were born to live.

Through Thompson's compelling prose, Lucy asks readers to think of 'Dragon' as not purely her story, but to become a part of it: "We are creating this (story) together," Lucy says. "I have written the words. You bring the music. What happens page-to-page is between you and me. One on one. Personally."

Abandoned by her father, sexually abused as a toddler and devastated by the death of a lover, Lucy's life at the start of the novel is focused on forgetting. She forgets through alcohol, drugs and losing herself in others.

When she is violently raped by the man she once thought she'd spend her life with, she becomes depressed, despondent and almost willing to give up--until she meets therapist Johanna, and undergoes a transformation that ends up changing both women's lives.

'I Am My Own Dragon' questions whether we are truly living our lives or merely going through the motions, teaching us--through Lucy's story--how to heal ourselves through reflection and self-discovery; how by finding the dragon within, we can overcome adversity and live a remarkable life.

"Every one of us has within ourselves the dragon's strength, the dragon's wisdom, the dragon's fire--even the dragon's ability to soar," Thompson says. "We just don't always know it. And sometimes, we have to overcome tremendous odds and challenges to figure it out."

Please visit http://www.iammyowndragon.com to learn more about the book and author. Linda Thompson is also available for media requests. To arrange an interview, please call (203) 214-7554 or e-mail cindywb @ optonline.net.

'I Am My Own Dragon'
192 pages, Tri I Publications, Southport CT
Hardcover, $24.95                    
Trade paperback, $14.95
ISBN 978-0-9793683-1-8                
ISBN 978-0-9793683-2-5

Also available from Tri I Publications:
Linda Thompson's first published poetry collection, which features many of the same inspirational, encouraging themes found in "I Am My Own Dragon." Review copies and press information available upon request.

102 pages
Trade paperback, $9.95
ISBN 0-9793683-3-2

Note To Media: If you have not already received a review copy of 'I Am My Own Dragon' and would like one, please send a note to cindywb @ optonline.net. Please also call or e-mail to schedule an interview with author Linda Thompson. Online version of 'Dragon' media kit available at http://www.iammyowndragon.com.

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