Why Atlantis?

Since the release of my novel, Mayhem’s Fountain, I’ve been asked by many — why Atlantis? I know a simple response to the question would be why not Atlantis, but clearly the topic deserves much more justification than a simple reply as to why I wrote this book and why I’ve decided to tackle the lost mythical city.

I wrote this book because I’ve always been fascinated with the idea of Atlantis, a thriving nation living under the sea. If they were so thriving, what was the cause of their demise?

As a child, so many thoughts used to run through my mind: Did this city really exist? If so, what did it look like? How did they live? Were there really mermaids? And of course, countless others I won’t bother to mention. Though as much as I would have loved to learn more about this subject and the lives of the Atlanteans, there really isn’t much information available.

Sure, you can read books by the dozens exploring this very subject, but I’ve found these tales tend to be more journeys into finding the lost city to prove whether or not it existed, or adventures into finding the lost treasures of Atlantis. No one actually takes you there as they live and breathe.

In Mayhem’s Fountain, I take you into Atlantis. You meet the inhabitants, you visit their city, and you get an image as to how it would have felt to live there when it was a thriving nation.

My unique spin is that I place the setting in the 17th century. A century surrounded by new discoveries in the world, war between England and Spain, and the unknown. Allow me to take you on a journey into the lives of the Atlanteans and to help answer some of these great-unknown mysteries of the lost city.


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