by: Scott Chally
About the author
I was born in Sandwich, Illinois December 13th 1970, and lived at the Millhearst historic site along the Fox River until the age of three. Then my family ventured in farming about 180 miles to the west in a place called Bernard, Iowa. We lived there for about 1 ½ years until I had set the house on fire. My father then had ventured into an Auto and sales repair shop in a location in Cascade, Iowa that was 20 miles south from Bernard. We stayed there for about 3 years then moved again in the fall of 1976 to a 125 acre farm South of Cascade 10 miles to a town called Monticello, Iowa. I grew up on the farm doing many chores, like feeding and taken care of 500 pigs from time to time, milking 40 cows; there were even chickens and horses. I also help my father put in crops and take them out along with doing maintenance around the farm like replacing fences fix buildings and even worked on different thing to sell along highway of 151.
I’m the youngest child of 2 brothers and 4 sisters. I graduated High School at 18 in 1989 then ventured in to the Army as a Field Artillery Surveyor for 8 years. While I was in the army I had done 2 tours in Germany which were Aschaffenburg and Bamberg. I did my training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and also was stationed in Fort Carson, Colorado. I did guard duty on the streets of Germany during the time of Desert Shield, Desert Storm of the Golf war. During my time on active duty I had received 7 Article 15’s two of which were field grade article 15’s. But I was also highly awarded while on active duty with receiving 5 Army Achievement Medals, two of which were impact awards.
About the book
Zamm Boola from author Scott Chally is a thriller, suspenseful, mystery book. Scott Chally brings four major characters’ friendship to life in this story. All four characters are around thirty years old. They are from a junior high school district of a small suburb in Los Angeles, California. One of the friends researches his family history back to the time of slavery in America and finds out they came from Zamm Boola, Africa. The four friends set up a trip to visit Zamm Boola, a small village next to the Congo rainforest in Africa.
While in Zamm Boola, the friend that had traced back his family roots then met some of his distant relatives. They learn what the culture of the Zamm Boola people is like. One of his distant relatives introduces the four friends to a shaman in the camp. The shaman has spiritual powers to cast spells. The friends end up doing a spiritual ritual with the shaman on dreams. The shaman tells them they will acquire a dream, which could be for the good or bad, once a week that they will have to reenact for the next day. The friends didn’t think much of the ritual and laughed it off. They soon find out the dreams are never completed, and they have to find out what happens at the end. The dreams end abruptly with no ending. It becomes evident that what the shaman had casted on them is true as the story goes on when mishaps happen and even death. How they react to their dreams could mean good or bad for them. They see the future with their dreams and have to figure out right from wrong in order to stay alive. The shaman told them at the time of the ritual that the dreams will last for three years or until they pass the spiritual spell placed upon them. They are uncertain exactly how they can achieve this task. The plot has twists that will bring the audience into wanting to figure out each dream’s outcome.
April 15, 2019