Jul 30 2014

The Dragon Collector

Category: UncategorizedBonnie Jean Schaefer @ 4:11 pm

The Dragon Collector
Welcome to the Land of Zandador, part of the dimension God created after the flood to preserve the animals who wouldn’t be able to survive the earth’s post-flood atmosphere.  Dawn, Dusk, Noon and Midnight Dragon Stalkers roam the land, and the loyalty of the dragons lies with the humans who control them:  Collectors, Hunters, Protectors or Destroyers.  These four factions are the Dragon Stalker Bloodlines.

In The Dragon Stalker Bloodlines Saga, a lanky teenage boy from the Collector Bloodline—who knows nothing of his heritage—must learn how to ride Dragon Stalkers and unite the four Bloodlines in order to overthrow the Dark King, free the people of Zandador and save the Dragon Stalkers from extinction.

In Book 1, The Dragon Collector, Javan learns of his heritage and must quickly gain the skills he needs to collect his first dragon within a week…or his long-lost mother is doomed to die at the hand of the Dark King. 

May 21 2014

Why 26.2?

Category: Marathon RunningBonnie Jean Schaefer @ 5:40 pm


Training for your first marathon?  Doubt your ability to succeed?  Terrified at the prospect of facing the 26.2 mile monster?  Wonder if you have what it takes to do something you’ve never done before?

Bonnie Jean Schaefer understands your desire to run a marathon as well as the doubts and fears that accompany such a dream.  Because at the age of 23, the marathon running dream captured her heart.

She had no race experience.  No running friends.  No concept of how to train, what to eat, who to turn to for help.  And with her with her super-slow-Schaefer-speed, she had no hope of being competitive.

She had also been average her whole life.  She believed running marathons was not something average people did.  Running marathons was for extraordinary people who could do extraordinary things.  Like run 26.2 miles in a single day.

Even worse, no one else identified her as a runner.  No one else suggested she run a marathon.  No one else had extended her an invitation to enter the world of marathon runners.

So why would she want to run a marathon?  Why volunteer to run day after day, week after week, month after month?  Because she craved the challenge.  She longed to test her resolve.  Her spirit.  Her discipline.  Her passion.  She didn’t consider herself a real runner, but she loved running.

Still the questions ate at her.  Could she run a marathon if she had no running mentor, no running friends and no race experience?  Could she run a marathon if no one understood her dream?  Could she run a marathon if she had to provide her own internal motivation to do what she had never done before, to do what seemed to her an impossible feat?

She is no expert trainer.  No marathon running guru.  She doesn’t provide marathon running advice or detailed marathon training plans.  She simply tells her story in hopes that you’ll find the motivation you need to conquer the mighty marathon and live your marathon running dream.