Writing came late in life for me. I believe the desire had always been there, however, the everyday challenges of getting through the work week kept me too busy to find enough time for myself and the pursuit of what I really wanted to do.
By far, the biggest rewards with finishing "Yesterday in the Cavern's Dark" is acknowledgement and sharing my most inner thoughts with you the reader. I relish feed back--your reviews. If I could, I would join you in some quaint coffee(or tea)room nearby so I could explain how close to the heart this novel was for me to write. There you and I would sit as I listen and see in your eyes the scenes as they played out for you. And finally, to thank you for your interest. --Adrian Del Valle
About Curby; Unlike my other works, I had, from the start, intended for "Curby" to be a short novel that I could offer to my readers as an introduction for my other books at a very affordable cost. The responses, although overwhelmingly positive, expressed a desire for a more lengthy and in depth storyline. For those readers, I share in their ideas, and so, perhaps someday in the future, Curby can return to face his birth mother.
About the Author
My early life was spent being shuttled from a Catholic institution and then on to foster home after foster home. At age eight I was finally brought home to my father and grandmother. Soon after, my father remarried. Today, I am indebted to my father and wonderful stepmother for giving my brother and I a loving family household.
In the first eight years at foster homes, I learned to build a protecting world around myself, an imagined world that only that little boy controlled. I saw in those thoughts and daydreams the places I would go and be a part of. Perhaps that is what drew from within me the strong desire to create--to compose stories like; "Curby" and "Yesterday in the Cavern's Dark, of fire spirits and men".
Now retired, I reside in the state of Pennsylvania with my two parakeets and two dogs, Cisco, a miniature Dachshund and Sam, a golden retriever that weighs a hefty 110 lbs. (50 Kilos)