Hi. My name’s Guy Hasson. I write fantasy and science fiction.
Right now I’m writing this series of novels about Joy Shelley, who is a dream girl. She spends her life in the Dream, raised by a father who is only there when he sleeps. You can read all about that in the Q.A.F. section.
My point is that it’s a life-to-death story. Meaning that it will include her birth (which we’ll get to in a later stage) and will follow her life all the way through to the end, whenever that may be, as she struggles to learn who she really is, why she’s in the dream, and how she can get back home, to our world, if that’s even possible.
Even though I have stories planned all the way through her life, I noticed that most of her life isn’t going to be in the books. All the little things that happen, the moments that are not really part of a big drama, but are fun or important or show who she is or who her friends and family are.
All those years, all those days, are not in the books.
The first book will be about her at age 6, when she and her father discover that he is raising a daughter in the Dream, the next one at 9 (not telling what it’s about), the next at 12 (still not telling), the next at 15 (still not telling) - until whatever age she eventually reaches.
In each book something really dramatic and big happens. So you don’t get to see all the little things in her life. And I want Lost in Dreams to be the place for all of Joy’s life.
So I created this blog, The Squashbuckler Diaries. It’s basically a blog of her life, though it’s not written by her. If you want to know what ‘squashbuckler’ means, well, there’s going to be quite a few diary entries about that, not to mention that it’ll be explained in the first book.
The Lost in Dreams series is written for my 3 daughters. I came up with it when I had one daughter. I wanted a life story about a father and his girl and their love and their relationship. Then another girl was born and another. My wife and I kept making them, and they kept coming out super awesome, like Joy. All of them have a wild, untameable and powerful spirit like Joy. Or, rather, Joy is like them.
I know where the story is going. I know what happens in the end. I know all the secrets of the Dream and why Joy was born the way she was. I know whether it’s possible to get back or not. I know what will happen, and I promise it will be exciting and surprising every step of the way. But the stories are not about getting to the end. They’re about life.
This is a blog about life, Joy’s life.
It’s written for my girls, to have a memory of our lives and adventures. I’ve come to believe that an author who writes for those he cares about will be much better than one who writes to please an audience of unknown strangers. Nonetheless, I do hope you enjoy it, too! And you don’t have to stay a stranger, either!