We took a bit of a risk by choosing to include the term “Oracle” as part of our name. The last impression we wanted to give is that we are part of some form of ancient Greek polytheistic cult, with its priest and priestesses blathering indecipherable revelations and pronouncements. Alas, we are not the Oracles of Delphi, and if you were hoping we were, it’s time to click your mouse and surf on.
In today’s world, “Oracle” is an exciting and dynamic word with a broad array of meanings. It is a word used in computing, high-tech software and enterprise development, computational models and cryptographic proofs, novels, newsletters, comics, film and television, geographical locations (U.S., Australia, and Great Britain), shopping centers, sports arenas, music, rockets, aerial photography, and sailing syndicates, just to name a few.
What does “Oracle” mean to us? It refers to a highly experienced person who is willing to share that experience with others. We use it exclusively to refer to our select association of special authors. The dictionary broadly defines the term as a person who delivers authoritative, wise, or highly regarded communications. That is precisely the kind of person we look for to be one of our authors.
Take for example, Ana Parker Goodwin, a retired psychologist with decades of experience in her profession. Who better to write a rip-roaring murder/suspense thriller (Justice Forbidden) about a practicing psychologist who discovers one morning that she is being sued by one of her patients for implanting false memories of child abuse. She rushes to her office to review the file, only to trip over a dead body in the dark. The police think it is unrelated to the lawsuit and is nothing more than a coincidental domestic dispute, but then the mysterious stalker appears and the race is on. One reader said, “This novel starts out at eighty miles an hour and speeds up from there.” Ana Parker Goodwin is a “Living Oracle” that knows what she is talking about and is willing to share it. Every one of our authors is a Living Oracle. We couldn’t resist taking this concept into our name and we treat all of our authors that way.