The Gate of Dreams is reminiscent of classic fairy tale editions. Yet the three stories which appeal to adults as well as children are entirely new. The sympathetic characters along with the rural settings of these three stories recall to the reader that sense of delight recognition suspense and wonder found in the tales of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson. Indeed it was the revered fairy tale scholar Bruno Bettelheim who first suggested the publication of the fairy stories of Lillian Somersaulter-Moats.
Lillian Moats is a writer artist and filmmaker living near Chicago. She earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Michigan and a Master's degree from the University of Wisconsin. Hope a Myth Reawakened is Moats' 5th book . She was privileged to have the late historian and world-renowned peace and justice activist Howard Zinn write the foreword for her previous book The Letter from Death. Moats' first book The Gate of Dreams was selected for the South Carolina Junior Book Award List. Film awards (with JP Somersaulter) include: Special Jury Award Chicago International Children's Film Festival for their body of work more than forty other national and international film festival showings including 6 Cine Gold Eagle awards and 5 awards from the Chicago International Film Festival all for art films.