I was in 5th grade the first time I heard the word, Pangaea. At the time, it seemed to me to be a magical place that once existed right here on Earth. This wasn’t another planet, only another time. To my young mind, this was a world filled with dinosaurs and unicorns and so much more at a time long before man walked the coastlines of the continents.
I bumped into the word from time to time throughout the years. Even with its various pronunciations and spellings, Pangea, Pangia, Panjaea, the name still conjured images in my brain and led my imagination on exciting adventures.
When I decided to write my novel, I looked up the title on Amazon and found several non-fiction and new age type books, but no sci-fi/fantasy novels, nothing like what I was planning to write. Perfect. Curious to find out if the word held the same magic for others as it did for me, I decided the title of my book should just be Pangaea.
The big day came and Pangaea went live on Amazon. I looked it up to make sure all was right, and guess what I found?
Another sci-fi/fantasy novel with the same name published a few weeks before mine.
Well, I had to read it to find out what journey the word took this author on and to find out if our books were at all similar.
To my relief, the two Pangaeas were nothing alike. I wrote a review for the ‘other’ Pangaea. Here’s the Goodreads link if you’d like to check it out. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1193745378