February 22, 2023

The Boy Who Fell From the Past Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE BOY WHO FELL FROM THE PAST by Truant D. Memphis Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


Author: Truant D. Memphis
Release Date: November 1, 2022
Publisher: Tdm, Ink
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 116

Find it: Goodreadshttps://books2read.com/THE-BOY-WHO-FELL-FROM-THE-PAST

A passage. This story is a passage. A chapter from my earliest adventures. A moment in time recounting the first time I traveled through time...or something like that. I may have been dimension hopping. We're still not certain. Anyway, I share this with you because it was also the first time (time, time, time...) I met Ezekiel and Jacob Trate, or any other member of the Trate family. I share this with you because it was the first time I met Frank. I share this with you because the whole deal was a portal full of fun (you'll get this joke once you start reading).


Names, Names, and More Names:

If you’re a fiction writer, it’s quite possible you struggle with naming your characters. I know I did and I’ve seen many other writers echo the same, soul crushing lament. However, what once felt like a cumbersome necessity that could stop me in my narrative tracks and send me into a writer’s block maelstrom of creative insecurity, well, now I consider name creation a personal strength and absolute joy. C’mon…Sawyer Pettimore, Mortimer Cross, Tommy Toxic, Daffodil Fields (there’s a wonderful story behind this one) …just a few examples of greatness. Tell me I’m wrong. No, don’t. Let me live my delusion and brief moment of confidence.

Whether you agree with the flawlessness of the examples above, you have no choice but to accept that I have declared name creation a personal strength. Which begs the question, how did I make this creative leap, bounding over a tall metaphorical building named…ahhhhhh…I can’t think of a good name! I’m kidding. It was a tall metaphorical building named Thorn Terrace. As in, thorn in my side. Get it? Get it? Weeeeeeeeeeee. It’s a metaphorical name for a metaphorical building to describe a pain in my as…errrr…stick to the metaphor, Truant…a thorn in my side!

Please forgive my riffing. Again, brief moment of confidence and whatnot.

Anyway, back to the problem. What was once a burden became a joy, but you only get there by trudging through. Early on I started using names of people in my real life so I could just get something down and move on. I would make their middle name their first name or last name, the last name first or the first name last, or I would portmanteau the shit out of several names of people I know. I did research on ethnicities or nationalities for characters (seems intuitive, no?). I did research on name meanings and lined them up with the character’s personality traits. Most importantly, I took a deep breath and chose to have fun with it, rather than allow a brief moment of drawing a blank to turn into a needless flumuxation (<- I made that up). I’ve also grown into a plotter and prolific note taker, so it’s rare that I suddenly need an important name for an important character. It’s usually already in the bag. In the end, names have become a thing for me, a genuine source of pleasure, and now they regularly pop up out of nowhere on their own. When this happens, always write them down. Never let them go. Hold on to these little treasures for dear life! You never know when you’ll need one.

Truant Delighted Memphis is an author, actor, alter-ego, fictional character, adventurer, sloppy guitar player, martial artist, husband and father. He was born and raised in Texas. An orphan, at age 16 he wandered away from his foster home on foot in search of adventure. He is married to Daffodil Fields. They have two children: Daniel Trate (adopted), and a baby girl named Peaceful Dreaming Memphis (Sweet Pea for short).

Truant began his journey to save the Multiverse a little over 10 years ago. He is an agent for the all-knowing Bob, who we think is what other people call God, though we haven't confirmed that yet. Truant invites you to join him on his quest.

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(1) winner will receive a finished copy of THE BOY WHO FELL FROM THE PAST with swag - US Only.

Ends March 11th, midnight EST.

Tour Schedule:

Week One:


Mythical Books

Guest Post/IG Post


#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Excerpt/IG Post


A Dream Within A Dream

Guest Post


YA Books Central

Guest Post/IG Post



IG Post


Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt/IG Post

Week Two:



Review/IG Post


Kim"s Book Reviews and Writing Aha's

Review/IG Post


Books With A Chance of Traveling

Review/IG Post



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Read Dog Reviews

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Week Three:


The Real World According To Sam

Review/IG Post


Country Mamas With Kids

Review/IG Post

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