What is the Lunar Dragonfly Guild? First of all, LunarDragonFlyGuild is the name of my website and blog.
The name is a combination of several concepts from my imagination. Lunar or moon is from my first book to be published: Volume 1, Mona Lisa on the Moon, Thirty-Two Thousand Years in the Making. This is the lead book of multiple volumes already written, but not yet published. The series is a saga about an exceptional young woman, Captain Mona Ann Lisa and the history of the modern human species. This story was inspired by an Urban Legend of an alleged secret space mission (Apollo 20) to the Moon where a female body in stasis was recovered from a highly advanced, crashed, two-mile-long spaceship. This ship was thought to be many million or thousands of years old.
In my fictious story, I created Mona Ann Lisa, her family, and friends. I created a history and placed her into a fantastic advanced civilization that existed on the Earth 32,000 years ago. I modeled the civilization after the information presented by a group of alternate-history enthusiasts that called themselves Alterwelt. I have added much detail to their original concepts and have gone far beyond their limited time in history, location and science/technology discussed.
DragonFly is a favorite insect of mine and I am fascinated by its capabilities. It is a most ancient and highly effective survivor, being found in great numbers in fossils throughout the world. I use this insect motif to decorate my yard and garden. I also had a dear friend that died all too young and she told me that when I see a dragonfly, it just might be her coming for a visit.
In my story, the enormous spaceship that is Mona’s flagship is the Leviathan. Leviathan’s logo was chosen by Captain Lisa as was the custom in her culture. Thus, the Dragonfly was emblazoned on her hull before the ship’s launch.
A Guild is a collection of artisans that band together to from a more capable and powerful presence than if there were no such group. It is my hope that someday the Lunar Dragonfly Guild will be a full-grown enterprise. It will be much more than a book factory. It will include a wide range of imaginative products including, graphics, photography, games, music, video and full-length movies, etc.