Writing about a world based on collaboration and equality requires more than just imagination when the story’s roots are found in our current world. This is the main reason I wrote Spindrifts as a futuristic fantasy. Originally I hoped to write about a Utopian world until I started to hear less than Utopian whispers from my characters as I wrote.
While life in the Land of Hope and beyond has, it appears, addressed discrimination and privilege, echoes of the past still shape the lives of this family. And some secrets, once uncovered, might lead the reader to question the Utopian nature of this world.
I hope that I have captured the essence of how the past, our present time in 2021, might shape the lived experiences in the future world but I recognize my vision for a better future will inevitably have flaws. But I challenge readers, in identifying faults with Land Of Hope, to be inspired to envision the world they want to see in fifty years, and to start along a path to realize their own vision and hope for the future— for that was my goal in writing Spindrifts, to inspire you, the reader, to consider ways you can contribute to a healthier future for our planet.
All evidence is showing us the climate crisis faced by our planet is upon us right now, as highlighted by the pandemic, floods, wild fires and unprecedented, record breaking temperatures. Urgent action is needed now, not in five, ten, twenty or thirty years from now.
I urge each one of us to consider how our actions, small and large, can ensure a healthy future for children, youth, and future generations. We each can take immediate action. But we also need to urge and expect political, economic, and social leaders to create winning conditions to reverse climate change.
I hope reading Spindrifts inspires you to take concrete actions for a better future.
Welcome to the blog of A-M Mawhiney. I am the author of Spindrifts - A futuristic fantasy to inspire all who are interested in changing the world and Spelldrifts - Where magic meets destiny, both now available to order from most major online retailers here.