Monthly Archives: May 2012

Successful Book Launch Event at Waterstones – 25th May 2012

Thank you WaterStones

bookstore – Harrow

There was food, drinks, books and decor with lots of people from all sections of society attending.

Young and old they all came. Teachers and head teachers, nurses and Doctors, Mums and Dads

Thank you to you all.

Book Trailers were shown on TV. Thank you to Michael for the conversion to CD & DVD.

It was a brilliant evening and a many books were sold. Thank you to all who attended and who purchased copies from 

 The Adventures of Tom McGuire series .  I just want to share with you the significance of The Dream Catcher’

The Legend of The Dream Catcher

                        Long ago when the world was young an old Lakota spiritual leader was on a high mountain and had a vision. In this vision, Iktomi, the great trickster and teacher of wisdom, appeared in the form of a spider. Iktomi the spider picked up the elder’s willow hoop which had feathers, horsehair, beads and offerings on it, and began to spin a web. He spoke to the elder about the cycles of life; how we begin our lives as infants, move on through childhood and onto adulthood. Finally, we go to the old age where we must be taken care of as infants, completing the cycle of life. “But,” Iktomi said as he continued to spin his web, “in each time of life there are many forces; some good and some bad. If you listen to the good forces, they will steer you in the right direction. But, if you listen to the bad forces, they’ll steer you in the wrong direction, and may hurt you. So these forces can help or can interfere with the harmony of Nature.”

While the spider spoke, he continued to weave his web. When Iktomi finished speaking, he gave the elder the web and said, “the web is a perfect circle with a hole in the centre. Use the web to help your people reach their goals, make good use of their ideas, dreams and visions. If you believe in the Great Spirit, the web will catch your good ideas and the bad ones will go through the hole.”

The elder passed on his vision to the people, and now many Indian people hang a dream catcher above their bed to sift their dreams and visions. The good is captured into the web of life and carried with the people, but the evil in their dreams drops through the hole in the centre of the web and are no longer a part of their lives. This is the Dream Catcher.

Look out for pictures of the book signing event to follow soon:-

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Book Launch Event – The Dream Catcher at Waterstones

A chance to meet the Author Rayner Tapia

The Dream Catcher at Waterstones – Harrow Branch 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

Meet the Author.

Come and Join in the fun on a literary book event day 25th May 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

Enjoy the food and watch videos for books 1 & 3 and even have the chance to win

a limited edition mug from the series The Adventures of Tom McGuire.

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Midland Post Article 3rd May – Novel Launch

Midland Voice – Written Column by Dhiren Katwa

 Dhiren Katwa –  Chief  Senior News Editor, Asian Voice wrote a column advising of the interest the book has caused. Please read below:-

Midland Voice

The Dream Catcher

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