I did something this week I’ve been waiting to do for the last six years.
This week, I published a book.
And not just any book, it was a book I wrote. Over the last six years I created a complete story and captured it on paper. I fell in love with my characters. I cried with them, I laughed with them, I stomped away in anger from them. In essence, my characters made me the person I am today, because I was allowed to craft who they are.
Honestly, they are all a part of me. Someone once told me that writers are schizophrenic, and I have to admit that’s partly true. The writer’s brain is so complex, the need to feel emotions, to experience newness in every opportunity is something that can’t be held in by a single person sometimes. So, I think that’s why I write.
God gave me a gift. I love to create beautiful sentences. How a word sounds and the way it can sound different with inflection, or within the pentameter of a well-thought phrase…well it’s the stuff of dreams to me. I first found my love of writing buried within my love of reading. Since I learned to read, I was rarely seen without a book in my hand. Now, I am never without a notebook and pen, to capture those moments and fleeting perfect words for another book idea.
Do you remember those books that gave you the choice of deciding what would happen next? At the end of every chapter the reader was given a choice; the main character could go this way and face certain doom, or go this way and return home. I always chose the adventure. So, my book is full of adventure and romance, a battle of good and evil – the angels against the demons.
Prodigal Lost: Oasis of the Fallen is a book of hope. It details how an angel who fell in the beginning of time never really felt he belonged with the rest. He didn’t rebel against God, he didn’t sin with his flesh. He just…fell. But as God would teach him through the millenia, he fell with a purpose. And isn’t that something that we as Christians face more often than we care to? Why did this happen to me? What am I supposed to do now? Well, this book is written with us in mind.
I have hope for the future. I hope that people will see the good this book is talking about; that people will see my passion is to spread the hope that no matter how far away God may feel, He is always nearby. The book is based on the fictional premise that perhaps God created a way back into Heaven for even the fallen angels. And if he wanted THEM back, then of course he still wants me.
I hope if you or any of your friends are looking for a good read, you’ll pass on this link to them. Packed with mystery and even a little history, Prodigal Lost is sure to deliver the entertainment, and hope, you seek.