POSTED: Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 6:00pm
UPDATED: Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 6:04pm
HAMMOND, LA (NBC33) — The dream of writing a book has come true for one father-son duo. They wrote a book together, but to them, it's much more than just words on a page.
Logan Thompson said he never imagined at a short story he wrote would evolve into something much bigger.
"So it started off as a short story then we just started building on it until we wrote a book," Logan said. "Well I've always been interested in reading books. I love to read, and I figured it would be fun and challenging to try and write one."
Magikos "The Lost Princes of Atlantis" became a reality with help from Logan's dad Chad.
"It was unique. It kind of evolved over time. Initially, we talked about the story and where we wanted it to go," Chad said. "Then, it kind of turned into, Logan did a fare amount writing and I was doing a lot of the research, and then we swapped that for a little while."
The book is about twin brothers who go on a magical journey throughout Louisiana, exploring it's history and some important life lessons along the way.
"It can show that no matter where you come from, you can overcome about anything," Logan said. "No matter what difficulties you are faced with."
"The biggest difference about it is that it was based in Louisiana and it brings a lot of Louisiana culture, a lot of Louisiana food, as well as the sites in Louisiana," Chad said. "Even though the book is set in Breaux Bridge, they travel to New Orleans.
For Chad and Logan, it's not just a book. They said it was a bonding experience like no other.
"Just working together and working as a team to make something definitely brought us closer," Logan said.
"It taught us a lot about one another, but it did allow us to even deal with some of the life difficulties because we understood how each other thought," Chad said.
"I just hope people enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it," Logan said.
Right now, the two are working on a sequel. You can find their book at the Books-A-Million in Hammond or here at Amazon.com.
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