Marietta, GA—In his charming novel, Chandler Vreeland transports readers to Barbados to meet a collection of likable characters and mysterious lights in the sky. Vreeland will launch and sign his debut novel, The Light Caller, at the Book Worm Bookstore, 4451 Marietta Street, Powder Springs, on Saturday, June 17 from 1:00‒3:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public.
As a special bonus, the author has inserted a golden ticket in one his books being sold, which invites the lucky finder and a friend to enjoy dinner and conversation with the author at Muss & Turner’s, Smyrna.
In The Light Caller, John, an 83-year-old self-proclaimed psychic, has an uncanny ability to communicate with UFOs that he encounters on his native island of Barbados and beyond. “I am the ‘Light Man’— at least, that’s what some people call me. I am what others call a ‘UFO caller’.” As the story unfolds, John’s narrative is not only filled with tales of supernatural communication, healing and awe, but also his deep love of family, and a humility for his calling. This gentle novel shimmers with the drama and magic of a cast of characters whose lives are touched, and sometimes transformed, by unexplainable lights in the sky.
The Light Caller was inspired by the author’s real life experience on a trip to Barbados many years ago. One evening on the beach, Vreeland and his father saw a UFO over the sea. “It was an eerie experience, like seeing something from another world. My father suggested that it would make a great story for a book and the idea stuck with me,” he says.
While Vreeland has a general interest in UFOs and related phenomena, he says he leaves it to readers to form their own conclusions about the actual existence, intentions, or origins of mystery lights in the sky. “Whatever view a reader may have, I hope that each one finds my book enjoyable and meaningful.”
L. Chandler Vreeland is a Marietta, Georgia, based trial lawyer. A former Assistant District Attorney, he interned in Washington DC for the United States Senate. He received his undergraduate degree from Henry W. Grady School of Journalism, University of Georgia, and earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from The Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama. He also studied international law at the Exeter University in England. Vreeland looks forward to discussing writing, law, and UFOs with the golden ticket winner.