Welcome back, Ward. Why
do you write the kind of books you do?
I enjoy reading good thrillers. Using this motif, I’ve
written several inspirational thrillers, Without
Warning, Vanished, Pursuit, and
Redeeming Grace. Pastor John Cain and Marwan Dosha thread their way through
all four books, along with new characters who are introduced and play major
Besides when you came
to know the Lord, what is the happiest day in your life?
The day Dixie and I were
How has being
published changed your life?
It has opened for me a broader pulpit from which to share Christ. It involves the skills of both
artist and prophet (forthtelling, not foretelling). It has offered me a
platform with which to speak in a variety of ways to those who have known me
through the years, as well as a new audience of readers.
What are you reading
Catherine Coulter’s The
with the Horses (third reading)
What is your current
work in progress?
Blog - Perspective
the promise given and the promise received - Abraham
What would be your
A month in the California
A month in Europe
How do you choose
your settings for each book?
The story scenario First, then the settings. My first two
novels take place in California, Maine, Boston, Israel, Jordan,
Iran, and Yugoslavia. My
third novel is set in California and Turkey. Redeeming
Grace takes place in Georgia,
the San FranciscoBay area, and Palm
If you could spend an
evening with one person who is currently alive, who would it be and why?
The person I most love spending an evening with is my
Picking someone I don’t know - perhaps Coulter or Baldacci
What are your
hobbies, besides writing and reading?
Walks with GAGE, golf, reading, sports
What is your most
difficult writing obstacle, and how do you overcome it?
Most recently it has been emotionally “hitting the creative
wall” following the publishing of Sacred Journey.
What advice would you
give to a beginning author?
Don’t give up if you are serious about your craft
Tell us about the book.
Seven years ago, Grace Grafton died in a boating accident
while partying on the Georgia,
coast. Was her death the result of alcohol and drugs or something more
sinister? Nobody knows. Her body was never recovered. Now years later, a woman
reads in disbelief the note addressed to her: Hello Grace, did you think we
wouldn’t find you?
Those nine chilling words end Grafton’s self-imposed witness
protection. Now she and everyone she loves are in grave danger. Long believed
dead, she has a secret that can change the world. She knows the man running for
President is guilty of a double murder! But who will believe her?
interesting. Please give us the first page of the book.
Sunday, 06 June—2145
Palm Springs, California
The words floated into her ear on his soft and husky
whisper. She caught her breath at their sound, fueled by Brad’s intensity. Like
a match to dry kindling. “Say yes, Taylor.
Please, you have to say yes eventually. I’m not giving up on us.”
It was the third time he had coaxed her like this, an ardent
proposal of marriage. She turned to face him, gazing into eyes that teemed with
“You know I love you, darling,” she said at last. “More than
I can ever say.”
“Okay then. So what is keeping you from saying ‘yes?’” he
asked, gathering her in his arms.
What is it?
A moment in time, that’s what. One she could not forget. Not
ever. She wanted this man. Wanted so much to say “yes” to him. Wanted to live
the rest of her life with him. In this house and in his arms. For years she had
steeled herself to the fact that this could never be. Not for her, and
certainly not with him. Not with any man. Yet finding Brad, getting to know him
and the children these last two years, falling more deeply in love than she
could ever have imagined, and right now swimming in that love’s reflection as
she looked into his eyes…no more hesitation. This was it. The wall was down!
Like a huge rush, the suddenness of it left her breathless. And yet …
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