Have you ever considered what it might be like should the sun not rise to brighten your day or create amazing shadows across your path, or provide warmth on a chilly day?'
It may have been these thoughts that perhaps led my good friend and former co-worker, Don Luenser to write a novel that has now become a trilogy.
I had an opportunity to visit with Don this past week and relive those early days when he began writing and the possibility of being a real author were very far fetched.
When Don first started writing the story of Adentta, he had no idea of it becoming a book much less a trilogy. But, as he wrote, the thoughts kept coming and he realized that he may actually have a novel in the works. Also, Don's sister Mary was his greatest encourager by insisting that he send her every typed chapter.
That was the beginning.
I shall never forget those days when Don would come to my office and discuss some new thought and direction his writing was taking and the process of getting it ready to be submitted for possible publishing. But, I especially recall one day when Don stood in my office doorway and said, "I don't know if I can send off my manuscript to strangers."
I looked at him and said, "Don, this is your child. You conceived it; you birthed it and you don't want to risk someone not loving it as you do. But you must be willing to run that risk or the world will be denied what you have created."
He did and after several months of repeated rejections, a publisher called and asked for permission to print. I remember well that day and our shared excitement when he told me that the lady who called him had actually read the book in one sitting and loved it.
The rest is history.
Don, gave me the honor of reading the early manuscript and writing a review which appeared on the back cover of the first book. I wish now I had waxed much more eloquently.
To Lose the Sun
A great book! Couldn't put it down! I fell in love with the characters. Can't wait for the next book about the people from Adentta.
--Elizabeth Lazenby Day
If you enjoy reading novels that are beautifully written about characters you wish could walk off the page and into your life, who deal with impossible to imagine situations as a community, then you will love this trilogy.
Not only my grandchildren but my adult children as well have loved reading Don's books and have eagerly anticipated this third and final book.
Don will gladly autograph and personalize each book as you desire as he is doing my new and complete set.
I encourage you to go to TO LOSE THE SUN and order this set of books. They would make a great gift for older children and adults after you read it yourself.
Thank you my friend, Don Luenser, for being willing to risk rejection so that so many can now know and love the special people of Adentta.
Don has also written a short story, "A Soul Reposessed" and is working on other projects for Kindle.
For those of you in Central Louisiana, Don will have a book signing on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 1921 Jackson St. in Alexandria, LA from 12 noon until 2 PM.
If you would like to contact Don, you may do so at
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To Lose The Sun
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To Lose The Sun