Janet Tronstad here. I've been spending the winter with my parents on their Montana farm and lately we've been seeing an albino fawn in their pine trees. I'm delighted every time I see it, but I have been concerned that he's usually alone (altho there are many deer around and my Mom says he does have a herd he hangs with some). I wonder if his color makes the others uneasy. Which reminds me that it's sometimes the outsider who can appreciate the beauty in an unusual animal or person. I feel we writers are called to be those kinds of outsiders -- taking a fresh look at people and situations so that we can see connections where others don't. What do you think? Has a book ever made you re-evaluate some of your thoughts and feelings about someone else?
I'm thinking I should put that albino fawn in one of my Dry Creek books and have its experience parallel a main character's differences. What do you think? You can comment here or go to my my website (http://www.janettronstad.com) and vote on this very thing.