Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I'm a Christian, Theological writer who has been studying the Bible and history since the age of 15, back in 1986. I've also, during my youth, had the privilege of sitting under an extremely gifted ministry, who had given me the basics from which my own ministry has launched . . . Since the year 2000, I have felt led to write a series of books on the highlights of what I have learned, one topic at a time, and am calling the book series "Seeking the Everlasting Gospel Teaching Series;" which is similar to my ministry name, called "Seeking the Everlasting Gospel Ministries." Even though I have but recently (starting in 2016) begun to publish these books (since I have been going behind myself editing, re-writing, and adding new things), I now have three books available for reading to the public, and have at least 20 more for the foreseeable future! The current published books are: "Brotherly Love: The Gospel of Jesus Christ," "Blaming God! Is it really His fault?," and "In the Beginning: It was Spiritual from the very start."
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book, which was recently published (July 19, 2017), is called 'In the Beginning: It was Spiritual from the very start." This is the third book in the 'Seeking the Everlasting Gospel Teaching Series,' and Part 1 of a particular topic, which (as the book itself shows) is dubbed: 'The Spiritual Side of Creation, Part 1." This necessary topic in my series deals with 'metaphors' that are heavily used throughout the Biblical text, as they were employed by the original writers in ancient times. And, not only so, but I show how these said metaphors were used by God to teach us the underlining message of 'the Beginning,' right in chapter 1 of the book of Genesis – which, in no-wise, destroys the idea that God had literally, and physically, created this world and universe exactly how it states, but I show how He also uses that same wording to give us insight into our own personal, spiritual creation! This book helps setup the books that will follow afterwards in the near future…
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don't think it strange, but I used to write everything down by hand, then transfer it to a computer. Now, I do everything on the computer whilst eliminating the old-fashioned pen and paper! … Ah! Tradition! How thou hast been deprived!
What authors, or books have influenced you?
It would be easy to say that the Bible had only influenced me; and yet, as it is true that this book is the majority of my inspiration, I have to admit that I wouldn't even have been a writer at all if it wasn't for my love of Swashbuckling literature! This, I speak on, and in small detail, in my second book, called: "Blaming God! Is it really His fault?" As I begun studying my Bible at fifteen, as I've said (actually studying, and not just reading), I was inspired to read 'The Three Musketeers' by Alexandre Dumas, simply because I had watched Gene Kelly's Musketeer movie version at least six times prior! Once I got Dumas' novel, when I was sixteen, I had actually read the thing over seven times in a single year! This small adventure of mine had led me, that very same year, to write the rough draft of my very first Swashbuckling novel, which I called: "The Adventures of Monsieur de La Donaree the Musketeer;" which, I have actually published in 2009. Also, that same year (that is, back when I was sixteen – or even creeping onto seventeen), and inspired by Rafael Sabatini's (and, indeed, Errol Flynn's portrayal) of Captain Blood, I wrote the first rough draft to my second novel "Captain Skull: From the Memoirs of Sir Charles of Riley." Which, incidentally, I published in book form in 2011. Not only so, but – you've guessed it! – I have been trying my hand at a Christian, Swashbuckling novel
What are you working on now?
I am actually beginning a book that will be my most controversial, which deals with the subject of church rituals, called: "Carnal Ordinances: The Naturalistic World That Had Come To An End."
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Goodreads, by far!
Do you have any advice for new authors?
What's the old saying? Practice makes perfect! And, don't be discouraged! Writing isn't an easy thing, as many who have never wrote a book before finds out rather quickly! When I took a course of writing in college, my teacher said something that I really didn't like, and that was, basically, that your first twenty years are your hardest! I didn't really know if that was true or not, but since I have been writing now for about 30 years, I have come to feel that it really is true! This has to be in your blood, and you must have patience! … Oh, and did I mention patience??
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Practice makes perfect…
What are you reading now?
I'm actually re-reading my latest book, which was published last week. I'm trying to make sure that I didn't miss anything … This seems like my fiftieth read-over!
What’s next for you as a writer?
I will continue to write the Seeking the Everlasting Gospel Teaching Series, and perhaps a historical, fiction novel or two…
What is your favorite book of all time?
You mean, besides the King James Version Bible? It has to be Alexandre Dumas' Three Musketeers. But, the Bible comes first!
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