I wrote Strump: A World of Shadows during one of the most challenging points in life. In many ways my life was in a world of shadows, filled with uncertainty and looking for a way to make a difference for my family and I. During these challenging moments the concept of the word STRUMP came into my mind and inspired me to write a story. STRUMP means a great deal in the fantasy world that I created. Each letter in the name represent a magical game piece forged by King STRUMP. For example S = Strength, T= Truth, U = Unity, M = Malice, and P = Power. Each one of these Magical pieces possesses a force be fit only for a true and rightful king. However, even Kings can turn evil at times, as was the case with King STRUMP who only used the pieces for his greatness and glory that only created harm An uprising started, a king was over thrown and legend was formed.
Upon the death of King Aerostat II, two brothers, Princes Gorgan and Alexander, fight for the keys to the throne of their father’s beloved Blue Kingdom. Through a labyrinth of lies and deceit the Shadow Lord uses Gorgan, the oldest of the two brothers, to unite the pieces of a magical game board called Strump. If successful, a shadow uprising would bring death and destruction upon all the inhabitants of the Blue Kingdom. The search for truth becomes an enchanted adventure where humans and Mermen, pirates and mice, sorcerers and pixies make alliances to defend their Kingdom before it falls into…A World of Shadows.