Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Legends That Inspire...

Myths and legends intrigue me. They always have. So do the mysteries to which no one has an irrefutable answer. The thing is—the imagination can take you so many places as it forms its own possibilities, its own answers to the world’s legends and mysteries. And in this wondrous place, my novels are born.

In Shadow of the WitteWieven, I took on the mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle. Over the years, I have watched many documentaries concerning this oceanic area between Florida, Puerto Rico, and Bermuda (although the area varies by author). I have read books and several recorded testimonies. Many of those accounts share common events: A sudden unusual storm; bizarre cloud formations; flashes of light; loss of visible horizon, and malfunction of navigational equipment to name a few.

And I wanted to know. What happened to all the ships and planes that disappeared without a trace? Why didn’t anyone ever find a piece of wreckage? And what about that abandoned schooner the Ellen Austin encountered in 1881. The captain ordered a skeleton crew to man the deserted ship. And though they sailed alongside each other, a sudden but brief storm separated them. No one ever saw the schooner or her crew again. Where could they have gone in such a short amount of time? What about all of the other ships, planes, and missing crews that have been lost to history?

I came up with at least one answer to that question: 

In the year 1632, Wolfaert Dircksen Van Ness, Captain of the Witte Wieven encountered such a tempest while sailing in the heart of the Bermuda Triangle. He knows what happens when one encounters the sudden, mysterious storm that defies all logic. 

So, I invite you to settle in to your most comfortable chair, then sail along with Wolf and his crew as they embark on their newest adventure to assist the lovely DEA agent they encounter in the middle of a raging storm...

However, before you do that, you must tell me: What do you think happens during one of those unearthly storms in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle?

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  1. I am not sure what happens during one of the storms that occurs during the Bermuda Triangle. I have come across accounts that have mentioned what they has been seen, and I don't discount it, but I think it is just one of those mysterious forms of nature that occurs that doesn't have an explanation to it. I wouldn't want to get to close, but I am curious to witness it, maybe a good looking Captain and his crew would come out of the storm... That would be very interesting to witness indeed. :-p

    1. Wouldn't it though? And you should see the captain my mind conjured up! Thanks for the visit Mysti and for taking time to make a comment!

  2. Hmmm...I wonder. Could it open a doorway to another dimension, or perhaps a doorway to another time? I know one thing for sure....if I were in the Bermuda Triangle and saw a storm looming on the horizon, I'd hightail it out of there! :) Fun post, Debbie, as you know I just LOVE mysteries and myth (and Wolf too!)

    1. I think our natural instincts would be to run for cover! But wouldn't it be a shame to miss an introduction to a man like Wolf :D... Thanks for stopping by and for loving the captain of the Witte Wieven!