Welcome back, H.L. What are some of the spiritual themes you like to write about?
One theme I’ve used several times is the hindrance in our spiritual grown from unresolved guilt. Whether the guilt comes from a moral failing, such as a sojourn to the far country, or blaming ourselves for things that are not our fault, the guild can impact our relationship with God and with others.
Another theme I’ve used is the folly of self-reliance which, on the flip side, is lack of trust in God. In my stories, I’ve used many high-IQ characters with great abilities. It is sometimes hard for such people to see the truth that they are inadequate, flawed, and that they must depend on God. The black moment of the story is a great place for characters to learn this lesson.
What other books of yours are coming out soon?
I’m currently releasing book 2 in my Witness Protection Series, but book 3, the last book in the series, is in the mill and will release this fall.
If you could spend an evening with one contemporary person (not a family member of yours), who would it be and why?
It’s a toss up between Del Tackett and Ravi Zacharias. The “why” part is the same for both. After studying the subject for years, I still have questions about the biblical worldview and how to live it out in this world and in our society. Either of them could field my questions.
What historical person would you like to meet (besides Jesus) and why?
So I can’t choose Jesus. Okay, I’ll pick his brother, James. I’d like to know what he thought about his brother before Jesus began his ministry and when James wholeheartedly believed that Jesus was the Messiah. Also, it would be interesting to know what it was like growing up with Jesus as your big brother.
You’re right. That would be interesting. How can you encourage authors who have been receiving only rejections from publishers?
There is often some useful information in a rejection. If so, learn what you need to in order improve your writing in the areas indicated by the rejection. If you receive no useful information, you can try replying and asking the publisher if you had the manuscript professionally edited would they allow you to resubmit it. If they say yes, then you know you need to work on your craft. Hiring a good editor is a great way to accelerate up the learning curve. But sometimes rejections do not reflect any deficiency in your writing. If you believe that is the case, then keep looking for a good publishing match for your story and keep submitting it.
Tell us about the featured book.
No True Justice is a high-action romantic suspense story—set in the beautiful Central Oregon desert near Lake Billy Chinook and Crooked River Ranch—about a young woman who was coerced into witness protection, not to protect her, but to shut her up.
After testifying in a high-profile court case, Gemma Saint, a young intern at an influential media outlet, is forced into WITSEC by corrupt DOJ officials to silence her, when Gemma’s testimony at a retrial threatens their elaborate conspiracy to control the upcoming presidential election. Gemma learns from her WITSEC Inspector that her identity was compromised and someone in the DOJ has sent a black ops team to kill her. After her Inspector is shot, Gemma sees only one chance to survive and resume her old life—expose the conspiracy, completely.
She seeks help from Lex James, a young investigative journalist. For Lex’s help, Gemma offers him the biggest story of his career. But Lex was recently given custody of his deceased sister’s four-year-old twins, Josh and Caleb, and must consider their safety.
fly when Lex and Gemma meet, and the
boys see their mother in Gemma. But can she endanger this fragile family, or
should she run away, sacrificing her life and the course of her beloved country
to protect Lex and his two boys? Lex has difficult choices, too. But the highly
gifted boys, Josh and Caleb, have their own opinion about what should happen,
and they will apply all 200 of their IQ points to get what they want. Sparks
Please give us the first page of the book.
10:45 p.m. Madras, Oregon
still love you. America
As Georgia Simpson, she did love her native land, though she could not shake the feeling that her government had done her a grave injustice.
A deep boom jarred her head and resonated in her chest.
The explosion filled the late evening sky with a brilliant display of red, white and blue lights that shot outward like a microcosm of the big bang. Then the lights floated downward and, within a few seconds, disappeared into the indigo sky.
And so ended the finale of the Madras Fourth of July celebration at
The crowd cheered.
The band struck up a rousing rendition of “It’s a Grand Old Flag.”
Families and friends celebrated together.
But Georgia Simpson would walk home as usual … alone. If she had to be alone tonight, she could choose not to be
After eight months in WITSEC, she had come to loathe the name the Department of Justice had coerced her into taking.
“It’s safer to keep your initials, GS,” they had said.
But she was Gemma Saint. Her life as Gemma was satisfying and filled with excitement.
would gladly return to being Gemma, if she had the opportunity. Georgia
The problem was, according to the DOJ, the life expectancy of Gemma Saint roughly equaled that of a free-drink award on her Starbuck’s card.
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Thank you, H.L., for sharing this new book with us. I loved the first book in he witness protection series so much. I’m eager to read this one.
Readers, here are links to the book.No True Justice: Witness Protection 2 (Volume 2) - Paperback
No True Justice: Witness Protection 2 - Kindle
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