Clockwork Wonderland Author Guest Blog Post: Michele Roger

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Alice in Wonderland: the Bridge Between Reality and Fantasy

By

Michele Roger

It’s a Fine Line

           I discovered Lewis Carol and “Alice in Wonderland” later than most children.  While many of my friends tell me they read it with parents as a childhood bedtime story, I didn’t read the classic tale until high school.  Admittedly, by the time it was assigned to me, I was resentful.  Why was an Honors English class reading a kids book?

Thankfully, I was a goody-two-shoes and wanted to impress my teacher.  I dug into the story, assuming it would be a quick read, an easy paper and take me that much closer to kicking off my Spring Break.  Like so many things in my teenage life, I was wrong.  Alice in Wonderland consumed me.  It resembled many aspects of my real life and the people in it.  Epiphany hit me somewhere in the…

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Clockwork Wonderland Blog Tour

Welcome to my stop on the Clockwork Wonderland Blog tour. I’m very proud to be a part of another horroraddicts.net publication.

HorrorAddicts.net Press presents…Clockwork Wonderland.

Clockwork Wonderland contains stories from authors that see Wonderland as a place of horror where anything can happen and time runs amok. In this book you’ll find tales of murderous clockworks, insane creations, serial killers, zombies, and a blood thirsty jabberclocky. Prepare to see Wonderland as a place where all your worst nightmares come true. You may never look at classic children’s literature the same way again.

Edited by Emerian Rich
Cover by Carmen Masloski
Featuring authors:

Trinity Adler
Ezra Barany
Jaap Boekestein
Dustin Coffman
Stephanie Ellis
Jonathan Fortin
Laurel Anne Hill
N. McGuire
Jeremy Megargee
James Pyne
Michele Roger
H.E. Roulo
Sumiko Saulson
K.L. Wallis

With Foreword by David Watson

URL: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1544785518

Excerpt from
Foreword

Horror’s Name is Alice

What is the most influential piece of horror literature ever written? Could it be Bram Stoker’s Dracula? Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein? Perhaps something by Edgar Allan Poe, M.R. James, or H.P. Lovecraft? I think an argument could be made that Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll is the most influential piece of horror literature ever written. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking Glass may be fantasy aimed at children, but they have inspired nightmares for children and adults alike.

A girl following a rabbit down a hole into a land of strange creatures where chaos reins supreme could be the premise of a great horror story. There are several different themes that run throughout the book and one of them is questioning your sanity. Nothing makes sense in Wonderland and at one point Alice says, “But I don’t want to be among mad people.” To which the Cheshire Cat responds, “Oh you can’t help that, we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re Mad.”

But is Alice really mad? Probably not, but she is entering a crazy world where the possibility of death lurks around every corner. To me Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is showing us how ridiculous society and the world around us can be. In order to understand reality, we create our own little Wonderland.

You could also say that Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland is a metaphor for adulthood and how we try to make sense of it. To a child like Alice, the world of adults is confusing and sometimes horrifying. After Alice makes her trip down the rabbit hole, she faces a loss of innocence. She is leaving the safety of childhood and all that is familiar to her. In the terrifying world of Wonderland, Alice is alone and death is her constant companion in the disguise of an angry queen and other bizarre creatures.

Alice has a vivid imagination and creates Wonderland because she is bored. Imagine if Alice was a horror writer, what kind of terrors would she create in Wonderland?

This leads us to the book you are about to read. Clockwork Wonderland contains fifteen stories from authors that see Wonderland as a place of horror where anything can happen and time runs amok. In this book you’ll find tales of serial killers, insane creations, a bloodthirsty jabberclocky, and zombies. Get ready to see Wonderland as a place where all your worst nightmares come true. You may never look at classic children’s literature the same way again.

David Watson

HorrorAddicts.net

To read the full story and more Clock-inspired, Alice Horror, check out Clockwork Wonderland.

Check out some of the other tour stops by going here: https://horroraddicts.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/clockwork-wonderland-blog-tour-and-events/

 

Book Spotlight: Middle South by Maya Nessouli Abboushi

Book Description:

 

Layla has recently moved out of her parents’ home in the Atlanta suburbs and into an apartment in the city to assert her independence. Between her job as a feature writer for a small newspaper and her social life, Layla has little time to think about marriage and children, much to the dismay of her Lebanese parents.

 

On a hilarious journey that takes Layla from the Southeast to the Middle East and back, she finds out a little more about herself and what she is looking for in life and in love.

 

Buy the Book:  Amazon  ~  Barnes & Noble ~ BookLogix

 

Add on Goodreads

 

Author’s Bio:

 

Maya Nessouli Abboushi is a Lebanese American born and raised in the United States. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and three children. This is her first novel.

 

​Connect with the author:  Facebook  ~  Twitter  ~  Instagram

http://www.ireadbooktours.com/

Clockwork Wonderland Blog Tour and Events

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Interested in Alice? Clockwork? Wonderland? Horror?
Join us as we tour the web and host live events.
Clockwork Wonderland!
Read the excerpts and get a taste of what you will find in our book.
Come listen to our authors read at events.
Join us as we geek out Alice-style.

MAY CLOCKWORK WONDERLAND BLOG TOUR & EVENTS
3 Announce SL 7th party
https://www.facebook.com/events/1899004233704987
4 “A Room for Alice” sneak peek at
unsaintlybook.wordpress.com
5 “Midnight Dance” sneak peek at
emzbox.com
6 Facebook Party Announcement!
https://www.facebook.com/events/192598181259759
7 SL Party 1pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1899004233704987
7 “The Note” sneak peek at
https://adelisemcullens.wordpress.com/
8 “Foreword” sneak peek at
theallnightlibrary.wordpress.com
9 “Riddle” sneak peek at Julianne
https://theflipsideofjulianne.wordpress.com
10 Guest Blog at HorrorAddicts.net CW author Michele Roger
11 “Gone a’Hunting” sneak peek at
laurelannehill.com
11 Clockwork Wonderland sneak peek at
https://ninadarc.wordpress.com/
12 “Frayed Ears” sneak peek at
http://www.fracturedhorizonnovel.com
13 Facebook Party!
https://www.facebook.com/events/192598181259759
13 “Tick Tock” sneak peek at
http://www.virtualwriters.org
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HorrorAddicts.net Press presents…Clockwork Wonderland.

HorrorAddicts.net

HorrorAddicts.net Press presents…Clockwork Wonderland.

Clockwork Wonderland contains stories from authors that see Wonderland as a place of horror where anything can happen and time runs amok. In this book you’ll find tales of murderous clockworks, insane creations, serial killers, zombies, and a blood thirsty jabberclocky. Prepare to see Wonderland as a place where all your worst nightmares come true. You may never look at classic children’s literature the same way again.

Edited by Emerian Rich
Cover by Carmen Masloski
Featuring authors:

Trinity Adler
Ezra Barany
Jaap Boekestein
Dustin Coffman
Stephanie Ellis
Jonathan Fortin
Laurel Anne Hill
N. McGuire
Jeremy Megargee
James Pyne
Michele Roger
H.E. Roulo
Sumiko Saulson
K.L. Wallis

With Foreword by David Watson

Hatter’s Warning by Emerian Rich

Starting off with a poem from the Mad Hatter who warns us, our time is running out and Alice the queen of Wonderland is after our heads and…

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