Telling tales has always been a gift of mine. That’s one reason I became a public school teacher. But creating a book that has the core of its plot wrapped around a story in the Bible is a challenge I could have been successful with only by divine guidance. I’ve been a firefighter in New York, a teacher in Florida, and have even served on a NOAA research vessel. But none of those have been as rewarding as writing. With the support of my wife and two children, I’ve been able to balance full-time teaching with the creation of accurate First Century historical fiction. I enjoy sailing, exploring, and spending time with family. But most of all, I find it rewarding to be doing something that will hopefully inspire others.
As for my “Bible fan fiction,” I can humbly say this. Many New Testament characters who have met Jesus were never mentioned by name. They weren’t provided back stories, professions, or any defining identity other than their physical or spiritual maladies. I am not saying the Bible is lacking in any way. I am simply stating that inquiring minds want to know! Who were these people who were so blessed as to have a brush, albeit momentary, with our Lord and Savior? And what happened to them after they were saved? My historical fiction novels attempt to fill in these blanks with adventurous, humorous, and at times romantic tales filled with the travel, intrigue, and action of a 1st Century Israel.
Thank you for considering to purchase my work. May it enlighten and entertain. God bless.