A fascinating read with plenty of original thought and concept, highly recommended. - Midwest Book Review
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Hillsdale, NJ (PRWEB) March 1, 2011
Originating from the fantastical tales a father made up from thin air each night for his sons at bedtime, the Traveling Salesman is a mystical, magical wizard of sorts who uses his wits and wizardry to escape tight spots and help those in need. Each tale is a standalone story in its own right, but taken together they weave a rich and vibrant world inhabited by werewolves, witches, and magical creatures of every kind.
In an advance preview, the Midwest Book Review cited that The Innkeeper’s Vampire was “a fascinating read with plenty of original thought and concept, highly recommended.”
Swift’s latest book is quite dramatic. While stopping at an inn for a bite to eat, the Salesman witnesses an amazing sight – a genuine Vampire kept in a silver cage to entertain the guests. Things take a drastic turn for the worse when the Innkeeper’s teenage daughter is taken hostage by a nest of Vampires looking to trade her for their friend’s freedom. Find out how the Salesman and the Innkeeper track down the Vampire’s hiding place, and use good old-fashioned magic and a bit of muscle to free her from their clutches.
What makes Darktime Tales so different from other children’s stories is that the main character of the series, the Salesman, is never given a name, nor is he described physically. In fact, none of the characters in the stories are given names. The Salesman could be any shape or size (tall, short, etc.) or of any background...whatever the child imagines. This distinctive style of writing allows children to imagine the characters as anyone they want -- family members, people in their own communities, or even classmates. Swift developed this style to give children a voice as he conveys that stories are for sharing.
“I came up with this concept so kids would see who they wanted in the characters, not who I wanted,” said author, Scott Swift. “If I had named a character, say, ‘Brittney’, you would immediately get a picture in your head of who I was talking about. Even if I went on to describe how she looked, you would still have that initial picture in the back of your mind. This way kids get to imagine the characters as anyone they want. Uncle Paul, cousin Malik, or grandpa Chan - the Salesman is whoever the child wants him to be.”
About the Author
Scott Swift is the father of two (now young men) and the author of the popular children's series "The Traveling Salesman's Darktime Tales". He is a New Jersey resident and has been creating children's stories for years, only recently deciding to publish them.
There are currently five audio books and sixteen stories in The Traveling Salesman series. Stories are available individually in PDF format and as MP3 audio books from http://www.darktimetales.com. Stories and books are available on the Kindle, iPad and Nook eBook readers. A paperback containing eight short stories (The Traveling Salesman’s Darktime Tales Anthology) is also available from Amazon.
Darktime Tales is a family run business located in Bergen County, New Jersey, and is able to provide the personal touch you simply won't find with larger publishing houses. The Traveling Salesman stories are our first children’s series. Additional information about Darktime Tales Publishing can be found at: http://www.darktimetales.com or by writing Darktime Tales Publishing Inc. P.O. Box 172, Hillsdale, N.J. 07642
The Innkeeper’s Vampire
List Price: $6.95
BISAC: Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General