I’m anticipating the release of The Patmos Deception, the first book in a new contemporary suspense series, on November 1, 2014. I’m teaming up with my publisher, Bethany House Publishers, to give away copies of the book, starting this coming Monday, October 20.
Next week’s giveaway will take place on my Facebook page:
Each, day, I’ll give you a different prompt, and you simply like the post or comment on it to enter.
On Monday (starting at 6 a.m. PDT), watch for the picture to the right on my Facebook page, and like it to enter Monday’s giveaway.
I’ll announce each day’s winner after 5 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, so be sure to check my Facebook page every evening to see if you’re that day’s winner!
Click here for the Official Rules.
Here’s some behind-the-scenes information about The Patmos Deception that I thought you’d enjoy:
Why I write
I came to faith at age twenty-eight, and started writing two weeks later. Up to that point, I had never written anything longer than a business report. I studied international economics and finance at university, and had assumed my life would be focused on business.
But the day I started writing was a turning point on many levels. At that time, I had no idea what the spiritual meaning of ‘gift’ might be. Since then, I have experienced a myriad of lessons through the creative process, and through the sense of spiritual responsibility that has come with it.
I remain so very, very grateful for the chance to write. It was an invitation, on one level. There was no divine command. And yet by recognizing this as an open door, and then walking through it, I allowed the divine plan to unfold in my life.
I wrote for nine years and finished seven books before my first was accepted for publication. During that time, I doubted my abilities and my future on numerous occasions. But I remained utterly certain, then and now, that this was a true divine gift.
The character in The Patmos Deception with whom I identify most
With every book there is one character in particular with whom I identify.
In The Patmos Deception, Carey was by far the easiest to write. But Dimitri was the one who called to me most deeply. I think partly it was due to the life course I was on prior to coming to faith at age 28. I drove a sports car and traveled extensively, skiid in Switzerland and surfed in the Indian Ocean.
There were all sorts of opportunities and darker temptations, and the world would have certainly considered me a success. But deep down, just as with Dimitri, the lonely aching void gnawed at me. I knew there had to be something more.
Preview The Patmos Deception
Start reading the book right now. Click here for free access to chapters 1-3. Please let me know what you think!