Welcome back, Ace. Why did you become an author?
I actually sold my first book in 1982, so, as hard as it is for me to believe, I have been doing this for 31 years now.
If you weren’t an author, what would be your dream job?
I love kids, I love basketball, so I think coaching basketball at a small college or, in a similar vein, perhaps teaching writing to college kids.
If you could have lived at another time in history, what would it be and why?
I have mixed emotions on this. I love the style of the mid-1930s. The clothes, the cars and even the Art-Deco building designs resonate deeply with me. I also love the movies from that period. But I would not want to go back to a segregated world where all people were not given equal chances. I know I’d miss air conditioning too. So I guess I am just made for the time I live in.
What place in the
have you not visited that you would like to? United States
I’ve been everywhere except the Northwest. So I would enjoy seeing
Washington and Oregon. I love rain, trees, and mountain
views, so I believe I would love it.
How about a foreign country you hope to visit?
I think I could be a Canadian without much effort, but I’ve never taken the
train across the western half of the country and never been to see the Pacific
from British Columbia.
I have a lot of writing friends in
I’d love to visit all of them. What lesson has the Lord taught you recently? Canada
We have a home group on Sunday night where between 30-50 college kids come to our house eat, have a devotional, and pray. I find this generation of kids so much more service oriented that the generation I grew up in. So I think the lesson is we have a new generation of Christians who will teach me great lessons about living out Matthew 25:35-40.
Tell us about the featured book.
It is the second episode in the series called In The President’s Service. It picks up where the last book left off and pushes the lead character, Helen Meeker, into even deeper mystery and intrigue. It is roller coaster ride of adventure, romance, and suspense, and it’s called …The Dark Pool. This is a fun series with a lot of neat characters. I just finished the 4th episode today.
Please give us the first page of the book.
Monday, March 16, 1942
Fredrick Bauer’s arms moved in piston-like fashion as he raced across an open field. Though he was tall and ruggedly built, his rapidly beating heart rumbled like a kettledrum and his lungs felt as though they were being yanked through his chest. The bitter-cold March wind tore into his face, causing his cheekbones to all but cut through his skin. Yet, in spite of his mind pleading with him to stop, he kept going. He had to run. He had no choice. It was either get away or die.
Glancing over his left shoulder into the night, he noted four figures with flashlights moving toward him. Were they getting closer? He thought so, but perhaps fatigue was just playing games with him. After all, he’d been sprinting for at least a mile.
His need to flee was almost overruled by a longing to slow down—maybe even give up. But he couldn’t do that. Death was better than going back into the hole. So he kept his legs moving across the flat prairie landscape. Even if his heart burst and he instantly fell dead, that would be better than the fate that awaited him back there.
Up ahead, he saw headlights moving from left to right. A highway! If he could get to it, maybe someone would pick him up. Then the monsters chasing him couldn’t drag him back and continue beating him or filling his body with more of the mind-numbing drugs.
Wow! Can’t wait for my copy to arrive. How can readers find you on the Internet?I’m on Facebook under my name, my website is www.acecollins.com, and they can follow me on Twitter by looking for @acecollins.
Thank you, Ace, for sharing this new book with us.
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The Dark Pool (In the President's Service: Episode 2) - Kindle
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