paradox---a contradiction to accepted thought that may very well be true
An example of a paradox is: "The more you're afraid to fail, the more likely you are to fail." In other words, if you're too terrified to even attempt something, how can you succeed at it? Another twist on this paradoxical theme would be: "The more you fail, the more likely you are to succeed." The greater effort you put into something, the greater the probability that you will eventually succeed. (At one time, Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team. Did that stop him?)
The contradictions within our nation's past have always fascinated me.
The goal with each of my books is to shed light on confounding aspects of American history through an engaging plot that captivates my readers.