Thursday, January 29, 2015

Midnight and the Man Who Had No Tears Tour & Giveaway


Midnight and the Man Who Had No Tears
by Tiffany Golden
In the magical land of Shina, Midnight is the Keeper of Dreams and Protector of Children.  On her nightly journey down the river of dreams, she meets the Red Family, whose child is going with Midnight for the first time.

The dark cloud of sadness that consumes their house confuses Midnight, and the entire family must embark on a journey to find out why an angry father can show no kindness to his only child.
Midnight gazed deeply into Red Daddy Kali’s heart space.  Her eyes enlarged as they filled with tears, and she was overcome with sadness.  And from the east, a deep, cold wind blew in, leaving an icy frost on the night-blooming flowers growing on the riverbanks.  “Your heart belongs to the Huzinis of the East Wind,” she told him. 
“The who of what?!” he immediately said. 
“The Huzinis; they are the keepers of tears and sadness, and the givers of bitterness and unspeakable sorrow.”  Midnight softly touched Red Daddy Kali’s chest.  “You have no tears to heal your heart.  You have given them away, and bitterness is all that remains.”
“I could cry!  I just don’t like to!  SEE LOOK!”  Red Daddy Kali tried and tried and tried and tried and tried and tried, but there were no tears. 
“Sing a song, Midnight,” Red Mama Malaika said.  She loved her husband so much, and she wanted him to cry too.
Midnight cleared her throat and sang an amazingly beautiful song.  And everybody cried.  Red Mama Malaika, the trees, the stars, the boat—even the water started crying!  Everyone except Red Daddy Kali.
He looked around, noticing that he was the only one not crying, and he said, “Who cares?  What a man need to cry for anyway?”
Midnight sighed; this indeed was going to be a long night. 
Author Bio and Links
Writer/Director Tiffany Golden was trained in Motion Picture Production at the Academy of Art University.  She has worked creatively with school-aged youth for 15 years in an effort to support their voices being heard and shared.  Her work with young people has led to dozens of her students being published, having their films featured in festivals, installations in major museums, and the highlight of many community-based events.
“I have worked with children for a long time, and I have witnessed firsthand their magic and resilience.  I wanted to create a legacy that holds them sacred, reminding us all of the true gift that they are, so they may be cherished.  This story was channeled out of complete love; inspired by individuals, and written with an open heart for the collective 'we'.”
Author will award one winner a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card