The overall theme in my novel, Paper Boats, is the idea of acceptance. It’s a topic I’m passionate about and one I explain in further detail when I give talks and speeches. Look around us in our world today; tolerance is shattering as it always has in history, which leads to actions usually in the form of violence. I don’t need to rattle off the places in the world this is happening. It’s written all over the newspaper and on television. So what’s the alternative? It’s accept
A fan asked me about the significance of the paper boats in my novel of the same name. Without revealing anything as far as the plot is concerned, I can certainly share their importance. The paper boats that Otto and Annie (two characters in the book) made and played with represent the idea of acceptance, a major theme in the book. A simple folded piece of paper brought both children together, Otto, an innocent, playful little boy and Annie, a precocious, astute little girl.