Twiceborn: One Birth is Not Enough
TWICEBORN is my debut novel in which Christian fiction marries historical drama. The result is an explosive union that features political intrigue, heart-pounding action, a detailed historical plot, powerful romance and best of all: Scriptural truth.
What makes this book unique?
The story is set in 17th century France. I’ve taught French history for years and am well-qualified to write on the subject. The plot is rich with meticulously researched historical detail as well as realistic characters with whom anyone can identify.
Why are you writing TWICEBORN ?
After losing a job that I had loved I was emotionally devastated and confused. I couldn’t understand what God wanted from me at this point in my life. Ultimately I realized that it was time to do something that I had always wanted to do: write.
I honestly believe that the time to birth Twiceborn is now. The plot, characters and everything else about it has been falling into place like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. I’m writing it to tell the untold stories of millions; I’m writing it to cause Christians to see themselves in a different light and I’m writing it to glorify the wonderful Name of my Lord Jesus Christ. When I stand before God I want to be able to tell Him that I’ve used every talent I have for His glory. TWICEBORN is my way of shouting out one more hallelujah!
How will TWICEBORN change my life? What makes it worth my time?
My vision for this book is that it will challenge the reader’s faith.I think that the real power of TWICEBORN lies in fact that virtually everyone can connect to at least one of the characters in an edifying way. When you’ve finished reading this book, I want you to have looked at your soul in a spiritual mirror; you will either be pleased with what you see or will see the need to making some changes.
Each scene advances the plot of the story but most scenes also contain a subtle lesson that is being taught. Some characters deal with pride and envy, others face the hurt caused by infidelity in marriage. Our teens and young adults can relate to the characters who feel caged in by parental constraints and are drawn to the “freedoms” offered by the world. Some are driven to “reach the top” of their careers while still others are victims of violence and abuse.
It’s a complex, fast-moving plot whose overall themes are contained in Hebrews 13:8.
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. “
What can you tell us about the plot?
The plot details are top-secret right now but suffice it to say that I believe no one can read TWICEBORN and walk away the same person. We have intrigue, suspense, romance, seduction and war. TWICEBORN challenges everyone from every walk of life, but it’s also quite a lot of fun to read. The characters face struggles that you and I face; sometimes they overcome them and sometimes they fall. You will laugh and hopefully cry as you stay glued to the pages.
Biblical analogies and lessons are threaded throughout the text and for the history-lovers out there, TWICEBORN is a gift. Intricate political twists and intrigue abound. The book is also action-packed and moves very quickly. There’s a bit of the thriller genre woven into the plot making it something that every reader can enjoy.
Is this a standalone book or is it part of a series?
TWICEBORN is the first part of a trilogy called Secrets of Versailles. All of the books will revolve around le château de Versailles but they will all be independent of each other and will be able to be read in any order. Each book will focus on a different time period in Versaille’s volatile history. TWICEBORN opens the door to this epic saga by capturing the drama of King Louis XIV’s court. The sequel, whose name has not yet been released to the public, will be set at the time of the French Revolution.
When do you hope to have TWICEBORN in print?
Lord willing, I expect TWICEBORN to hit the shelves of Christian bookstores, libraries and online vendors by December 2017. Stay tuned as I’ll post future developments and updates on this site.