What is the working title of your book?
Convergence: A Parable
Please download the first chapter to get a sampling of the narrative.
What genre does your book fall under?
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
My novel has a rather large cast, but these would be great choices for the lead roles.
Teacher = Ewan McGregor
John = Elijah Wood
Juliet = Anna Paquin
Sherriff Taylor = Sam Elliot
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
What would it be like if Jesus returned to a small, American town?
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I self-published it through CreateSpace, but I’d love to publish an updated second edition with another publisher.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I wrote the first draft during NanoWriMo 2010. It took two years to mull over the story and fine tune it before I took the plunge and published it in June 2012.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Although I would never claim similar writing prowess as Brian McLaren and William P. Young, my inspirations when writing were A New Kind of Christian and The Shack.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
I watched The Spitfire Grill a few years ago with my wife, and, in a moment of inspiration, the idea dawned on me that this screenplay parallels the concept of Christ returning as an average man to a small town.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
It is a generational story between a family that has a surprise ending. Read the Epilogue to piece together what really happened to John, the protagonist.
I tag 5 others from the Emergent Village Community.
Please read these friends who have books published or in the works. They are all tremendous writers and wordsmiths. You will not be disappointed.
This exercise has been a revelation to me. Thank you Stephanie Nikolopoulos for inviting me. I’ve made a few new friends along the way. For that I am grateful.