MY TALON BOOKS ARE NOT ONLY FOR LOVERS OF BIRDS OR CHILDREN ONLY, NO, NO, THEY ARE ABOUT:
They are about a rejected handicapped girl and for not falling into negativity and staying negative about her affliction, she is doing something positive, to show people that when you put your mind to it, you can do it. It does not need to be the things she is doing, it can be anything. just in my books she befriends the mighty condor.
The books are for everyone, family, to show the way as most reviewers say it in their 5 star reviews
My motto was and is: “Teaching Children Self-Confidence through Service to Others.” Children today face immense pressure to fit in with their peers. This pressure is leading to record rates of depression among preteens and teenagers and this to suicide. Parents look for ways to build their children’s self-esteem; however, teens look to their peers and popular culture for acceptance rather than their parents. This puts parents in a challenging situation. Many children of this age group have issues with acceptance and this is explored and resolved in a positive manner within the story line of the Talon series. Matica shows children and teens that they can overcome great obstacles with love, patience and a selfless attitude toward helping others and experience exciting adventure on the way.
I wanted to let the world know that, when you put your mind to something and really want it, you can achieve it. Matica was rejected by the local Indians because of her disability. She hated it, but couldn’t do anything about it. As it is in real life. But, and there is always the ‘but’…
Matica was not always happy, even though she tried to be. And so she chose being kind over being right. She had to learn, but she learned it well because if you think that way, you will always feel good about what you do.
Because of my childhood challenges, I had to face being the hero in my own books. And as Mira, Matica’s mum says in my books, ‘Sometimes the worst and greatest problems in life cannot be solved. They can only be outgrown.’
Matica said about herself:
My name is Matica and I am a special needs child with a growth-disability. I am stuck in the body of a two-year-old, even I am ten years old when my story begins in the first book of the Talon series, TALON, COME FLY WITH ME. Because of that disability, (listen, I am saying ‘that’ disability, not ‘my’ disability, it’s a thing that happened to me, nothing more and because I am not accepting it as something bad.) (Well I can say that now after I learned to cope with it.) I was rejected by the local Indians as they couldn’t understand that that condition is not a sickness and so it can’t be really cured, it’s just a disorder of my body. But I never gave up on life and so I had lots of adventures roaming around the plateau where we live with my mother’s blessings. But after I made friends with my condors I named Tamo and Tima, everything changed. It changed to the good. I was finally loved.