James C. Lyon

Author of the month

James C. Lyon

Book Title: The Lonely Dragon

About the Author:

Born and raised in the vibrant landscapes of Southern California, James C. Lyon spent his formative years immersing himself in the diverse environments of beaches, mountains, and deserts. This early exposure to nature’s wonders ignited a lifelong passion for adventure, guiding him to explore far-off destinations such as Indonesia, New Zealand, and Australia. Today, James finds solace and inspiration in the serene beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains in South Carolina, where he resides and cherishes time spent outdoors and with his beloved family.

A staunch supporter of charitable causes, James has pledged to donate 10% of his book’s sales proceeds to World Vision. This esteemed organization is dedicated to uplifting children and families worldwide, aligning with James’s philanthropic spirit (learn more at worldvision.org). His motivation to write stemmed from a desire to craft a compelling narrative enriched with meaningful messages for both young minds and adults. The tale he has woven is one he eagerly shares with his own children, hoping it serves as a cherished legacy and a source of inspiration as they navigate the complexities of life.

James’s literary creation is aimed at captivating the imaginations of children aged 5-10, though he firmly believes its themes resonate universally, transcending age barriers. Through his storytelling, James aspires to instill in his readers a profound appreciation for the enduring values of empathy, sharing, community, friendship, and family. Moreover, he seeks to embolden young and old alike to confront challenges and obstacles with courage and perseverance, illustrating that the richness of human connection far outweighs the allure of material wealth and selfish desires.

About the Book:

The Lonely Dragon

In a cave high up on a mountain lives a very wealthy dragon with large piles of gold and jewelry. But, he is sad because he has no one to share the beauty of his riches with.

At the bottom of the mountain is a poor, tiny village, full of villagers who are always tired and hungry. Among them is a boy named Olyn, who asks his father one day why there isn’t enough food to eat. His father explains that the dragon stole all of the village’s gold and jewels so they didn’t have enough money to buy the things that they needed. Olyn decides to take a journey up the mountain to ask the dragon why he did such a thing. Although he is weak, tired, and frightened, Olyn is determined to learn the dragon’s reason for doing what he did. What he discovers on this magical journey instead is something far greater than he imagined, a new friend.