Before we get to the interview, a brief description of the book:
There is no greater fear than the fear of change and no greater joy than overcoming it.
Inspired by a true story, When Dreams are Calling is a transformational journey through five continents, seven countries that will redefine your idea of courage while making you laugh all the way.
The main character, Dora, is a witty young woman who chases her dreams across continents, from Europe to America, then to Asia, and finally, to the far away shores of Australia. We see the changes she goes through, the price she pays for following her dreams, but also the rewards she gets on the way. Her life is a roller coaster and her plan is nothing more than the confidence that everything will work out for the best. The story is filled with magical words of wisdom that will inspire and delight you, while making you reflect on the beauty of friendship, lust, love and kindness. “Words have power, dreams have power, we have power” is the motif which echoes all through this enthralling novel that bursts with optimism.
AUTHOR INTERVIEW WITH CAROL VORVAIN
1. The book encourages people to follow their dreams. But what are the dreams of the author Carol Vorvain?
My dreams are all wrapped up in a poem that opens the last chapter of my book, When Dreams are Calling:
I dream of flowers yellow and blue
Surrounding a red house and a canoe,
With parrots that squawk be it sunny or rain,
With books in my hands picking my brain,
Making a soup from my own veggie patch,
Writing a tale about match and mismatch,
Travel the seas and the world in between,
Touching Antarctica and a croc’s skin.
Growing older with him by my side,
Laughing at my first Wonderland ride,
Listening to his jokes always funny and true,
While we keep philosophizing on what’s old and what’s new.
2. The book reads like an inspirational book. And the reflections at the end of each chapter confirm this. Which one is your favourite? Read more »