By now many of you are aware that my upcoming Young adult novel, Guns And Dogs, which will be released worldwide on June 21. But many of you are probably curious as to how I arrived at writing this book. What was I thinking when I started crafting the outline in 2014?
I would have to say that school shootings takes up a huge chunk of the plot. I don’t have to explain what a national crisis shootings have been. From random violence against individuals to school shootings, and now the tragic nightclub shooting in Orlando all have a place in Guns And Dogs.
Instead of taking a side on gun control, I’ve written a realistic story and allowed the reader to make up their own mind. I personally don’t care much for them, but being preachy about guns would defeat the purpose of writing. A writer must lay out a story and let the reader decide for themselves. That is the definition of freedom.
So with all these tragic shootings that are destroying the fabric of our society, what can we do to stop the violence? That is the question put forth in Guns And Dogs. And that is the question every reader must decide for themselves.