This one has been a loooooong time coming, but I am excited to announce that I have a novel coming out after the first of the year. It’s an espionage thriller–if you like Tom Clancy, Vince Flynn, Dan Brown etc., then it’s right up your alley.
So why in the world is a pastor writing a suspense novel? I have enjoyed telling stories since I was a kid, and I’ve always loved writing. When I was recruited to apply for the FBI nearly 20 years ago, I went through that process for a little over a year before I finally decided it wasn’t the right thing for me and that door closed. Some friends encouraged me to write a story about it, and this highly fictionalized tale is a sort of “what-if.” I’ve always loved the suspense-thriller genre, so it was a natural progression for me to go for it.
I’ve also never been able to find much in the way of “Christian fiction” that was in this genre, so I wanted to write a book that was interesting for men and women alike but also touched on some of the core elements of what it means to be a Christ follower in everyday life. This “everyday life” just happens to be an FBI agent who is doing a lot of globetrotting to stop an insidious plot to kill a lot of innocent people. And while it’s filled with action, intrigue, and even a hint of romance, it’s clean enough that you won’t be embarrassed for your kids to find out you’re reading it ;).
I’ll be launching the website for it soon, and a sample will be there for you to peruse. You’ll be able to sign up for special emails about this book, book signings, and other upcoming novels in the series (yes, there’s going to be more than one!). I’ll also be telling you ways you can help me get this book out to the masses. I don’t have an advertising budget, so I’m going to need you to help with promotion by telling everyone you know. Thanks in advance!