TORONTO (PRWEB) September 17, 2013
September is International Self-Awareness Month. What would it take for you to quit your job and go after your dream?
A passionate writer who left his day job to tirelessly follow his dream of publishing a novel, Douglas Gardham inspires and entertains with his new original fiction, “The Actor.”
Facing rejection after rejection before finally publishing his new novel, Gardham’s own experience overcoming rejection and disappointment parallel the storyline in “The Actor” in many ways.
“What you’re chasing may not be exactly as you see it but still worth the effort,” Gardham says. “'The Actor' reveals just how powerful our minds can be in overcoming the many obstacles and challenges we face in life.”
Gardham’s new novel follows the life of Ethan Jones, a young engineer who moves to California with his girlfriend to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. He finally lands the role of his dreams, but his excitement is shattered when he learns the love of his life has been murdered.
A wonderfully complex and intriguing story, “The Actor” grabs at readers’ heartstrings as the main character chases his dreams, overcomes obstacles and learns that things are not always as they seem.
For anyone on the path to achieving their own life goals, Gardham’s advice is simple: find what you love to do, keep showing up, be disciplined about what you do, be true to yourself and do the work.
“The Actor” by Doug Gardham
Available at amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and bookstore.iuniverse.com
About the author
An engineer by training, Douglas Gardham grew up loving to read and write, including creative writing, short stories and poetry. He lives near Toronto, Canada, with his wife and two children. “The Actor” is his first published novel.