Wednesday, December 29, 2010


by Anne Elizabeth

“Dreams are worth pursuing . . .” This is the opening phrase to every library lecture I give. The room is usually packed with teens and adults, who read, draw, write, or celebrate the medium. The grins on their faces are evidence of their excitement. “I say that dreams are worth going for, because I began writing the story of PULSE OF POWER when I was in high school. This fictional place was fantastical and could be anything I desired. Thus, it was full of monsters, witches, animals, ghosts, human beings, and brand-new creature creations. Freedom reigns here and I’m the one in control of what could happen.”

My comic/graphic novels resonant with the themes of empowerment and living your power. Mainly, because this is how I live my life and this is one of the main values in my personal world. Everyone has challenges – work, school, bills, commitments, family, and friends – but how you pursue the desire or dream of your heart affects the reality of your goal coming true. If you are serious about your dream, take it as seriously as a job, exercise, or meal. Make it a definite choice to craft every day or several times a week or as often as you can. Make a timeline and stick to it. Encourage yourself and surround yourself with believers in your dream. Attend classes and lectures, and bring into fruition the goal that is your greatest desire.

So, how does this relate to the future of PULSE – which was the original question Maria asked me – each issue of the graphic novel will challenge the heroine Tia to live into the morals and values that are most important to her. THE PENDULUM coming in Fall 2011 will take her off-world and force her to face “fears” she didn’t realize were standing “like roadblocks” in her life.

This series is my dream. What are your goals? Are you pursuing them? How are you going to make your dreams come true, and where will your greatest desire take you?♥

Anne Elizabeth is a romance author, and the Columnist for RT BOOK Reviews Magazine covering the topic of comics, manga, and graphic novels each month. She has published multicultural and romantic fiction with Atria/Simon & Schuster and Highland Press. AE grew up in Greenwich, CT, and currently lives in the mountains above San Diego with her husband, a retired Navy SEAL. He was the inspiration for an anthology line that is published several times a year and contributes to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF). Her graphic novel, PULSE OF POWER, was released through Dynamite Entertainment in August 2010. For more details check out and



  1. A very heartfelt memoir of your road, Anne. And most assuredly motivating to anyone who might be feeling overwhelmed by the realities of this business. Remembering, or reminding yourself of, the joy of creation in writing is a great way to stay grounded. And your advice is invaluable.

    My goal is to continue to dedicate myself both to my craft as a writer - to explore and improve and grow - and to pursue publication and success as an author (however that might be defined, but $ would be good !!). I want to keep telling my stories and be permitted to share them with readers.

    A wonderful pre-New Year post. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Wonderful blog, Anne. I totally agree that dreams are definitely worth pursuing!

    I'm working toward writing full time, but that depends on how my move into mass market paperback will be received. ;) My characters keep arguing in my head, and as long as they do...I'll have their stories to tell. ;)

    PULSE was amazing...can't wait to read PENDULUM!