Tonight on the Write Stuff — The Rogue (Planets Shaken) with Lee W. Brainard

therogue“Men’s hearts shall fail from fear…for the planets of the heavens shall be shaken” (Luke 21:26).

When rookie astronomer Irina Kirilenko discovers a planet-size comet in the Kuiper Belt on a collision course for Mars, she first faces stonewalling from the Minor Planet Center, then coercion and stricture from NASA. They press her to embrace an ingenious reinterpretation of her discovery and ban her from talking about it.

It slowly dawns on her that the government is fostering a massive conspiracy to keep the public oblivious to the truth—Earth is facing an existential threat. Unwilling to be silenced, she recruits fellow astronomer Ariele Serrafe to evaluate her discovery, placing both in the crosshairs of government agents.

Set in a dystopian vision of the near future, The Rogue, the first volume of the Planets Shaken series, weaves the threads of biblical prophecy, ancient history, government conspiracy, and electric universe theory into a thought-provoking, tensely plotted thriller—one that asks us to reconsider the nature of the universe and the destiny of the world

Join me for an exciting chat with Lee Brainard! You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/10836855.


leebriaindardI am an author and a Bible teacher. The Bible is — by far — my favorite book. I read it regularly in the original languages (Greek and Hebrew) and several literal English translations, frequently in the German (usually the Elberfelder) and the Greek OT (the Septuagint), and occasionally in the Latin. The areas of study that fascinate me the most include Bible languages, eschatology (prophecy), apologetics, ancient history (particularly ancient catastrophism), and electric universe cosmology.

Currently my wife, Nita, and I reside in Harvey, ND, where I share in the ministry of the Word at Harvey Gospel Chapel. We have four children, all of whom are married, and ten grandchildren. We live in an older fixer-upper that we have largely remodeled.

My work experience is extremely varied — my brother-in-law once teased me that I should write a book called “101 Occupations.” I have been, among other things, an Airborne Ranger, a cook, a waiter, a meat cutter, a carpenter, a mason tender, a painter, a remodeler, a janitor, a food-service delivery driver, a truck driver, a farm hand, a factory worker in numerous settings, a sawmill hand, a lumber yard hand, a security guard, a car salesman, an insurance salesman, a daytrader, a Jiffy Lube tech, and a propane truck driver. My current job is delivering newspapers. I also designed and built a 3600′ square foot, square-timber log home which we enjoyed for ten years.

I am a man of simple pleasures: backpacking, hiking, campfires, mountains, sunrises and sunsets, thunderstorms, starry skies, northern lights, coffee, dark chocolate, reading, friends, and good conversation. My favorite genres of music include the whisper of the wind in the pines, the call of Canadian geese, the cry of the loon, the bugle of a bull elk, hymns, worship music, and classical music. When I really get a strong itch for adventure, I like to climb mountains — over the years I have managed to climb Mt. Rainier once and Granite Peak in Montana three times. Next up? Maybe a fourteener with my son Noah in Colorado.

Life sayings:
“One short life to be a good soldier; One long eternity to be a fulfilled human being.”
“Eyes wide open, brain engaged, heart on fire.”
“Athanasius contra mundum.”

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Tonight on the Write Stuff– The Æglet’s Answer with Tim Hurst

aegletReturn to a land full of supernatural wonder. Return to the world of The Kinsman’s Tree.

Their mission to locate the Kinsman thwarted, Company Jasper yet languishes in the clutches of the perverse Doctor Scarsburrow.

Meanwhile, Nat’s discovery of the Kinsman’s Tree brings him into contact with friends old and new. Employing mysterious abilities and the aid of an unlikely ally, Nat plans his return to Sakkan with hopes of rescuing his mother and friends from captivity.

But little does the young Etom know that his involvement with the Kinsman’s Tree will call down unwanted attention on his friends back in Endego, placing them in danger.

Join me as I chat with my returning guest co-host and contributor, Tim Hurst and the second book of his new series. Call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes. Or click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/10766539.


51vpOJ1vPFL._UX250_I am a writer who believes that the life lived best is lived in service to God, and that only under the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit one might produce a worthwhile work. I seek to craft entertaining, enriching, and inspiring tales that glorify the Lord in confidence that the Holy Spirit will use them to change lives and draw people closer to Jesus Christ.

In simply offering myself in surrender to the Spirit, I have discovered the satisfaction of worshiping the Lord as an instrument of the writing process. I believe my experience be confirmation of God’s calling on my life, and pray that each and every person is as deeply transformed in reading these stories as I was in writing them. To Him alone be the glory, for I am author of naught.

Tonight on the Write Stuff — Apocalypse TV with Thomas Allbaugh

Thomas AlbaughQUESTION REALITY

When a reality TV scout “discovers” Walter in a diner near the hospice where his father has been placed, his life has reached a low point. His father is dying, his college teaching career is under threat, and his life is adrift. The scout wants him for a reality show about religion. In a more self-assured period of his life, Walter would have rejected her questionable offer outright, but now he wavers and allows himself to be drawn in. Maybe this is the jolt of energy his life needs. Maybe, if the show succeeds, his university will be so impressed that they’ll finally treat him with respect. Maybe the show will even be what the producers promise it will be, a serious inquiry into faith. Maybe he’ll become famous.

The show brings Walter attention, but for all the wrong reasons. He is misquoted, misinterpreted, misunderstood, and then shot after he has been dragged across the country in an increasingly frustrating and absurd series of challenges. Will his career and reputation survive the public protests? Will his marriage survive the hints of affairs on the road? Will any kind of “reality” emerge to restore his self-respect?

Call in and talk with my guest co-host Thomas Albaugh and myself! You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/10413475.


Author picThomas Allbaugh is an associate professor of English at Azusa Pacific University. He has been writing since the fourth grade, when his teacher allowed satire in their “What I Want for Christmas” stories. Later, after winning a short story contest in the eighth grade, and being accused of plagiarism in the ninth grade, because, his teacher said, “You can’t write that well,” he began to read seriously every afternoon in the library during study hall and found he enjoyed everything from science fiction to realistic fiction. Convinced now that writing is not just creating products, but more importantly an active way to reflect, discover new ideas, and process the world, he has managed to publish short fiction, essays, and poetry in a number of small journals. APOCALYPSE TV is his first novel, though he has also published a textbook for first-year writing, called PRETEXTS FOR WRITING.

Tonight on the Write Stuff — Theophilus: A Tale of Ancient Rome with Lewis Ben Smith

51x8XghyjyL._SY346_FOR TWO THOUSAND YEARS HIS NAME WAS UNKNOWN. HIS STORY WAS UNTOLD.

When members of Rome’s most despised religious minority are accused by Emperor Nero himself of starting the Great Fire, will any man have the courage to stand up for them?

ONE MAN WILL.

His name is Marcus Quintus Publius . . . a brilliant lawyer, a confidant of Emperors, a fearless soldier, and a man of integrity – a rare combination in the Roman Empire! His journeys have taken him from the windswept shores of Britain all the way to the Parthian capitol of Ecbatana, with many adventures along the way. He crosses paths with crooked governors, barbarian invaders, monstrous beasts, maniacal tyrants, and the apostles of the Empire’s newest faith: Christianity. Hailed as imperator by his troops on the field and called “The Scourge of the Provinces” by corrupt politicians, he now faces his greatest challenge – defending Rome’s Christians against a mad Emperor. He might finally earn the name given him by Paul of Tarsus – Theophilus, the “Lover of God” – but just how much would that stand cost him?

Join me for a trip down the historical streets of ancient Rome with my returning guest, Lewis Smith! You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link: http://tobtr.com/10403001.

Tonight on the Write Stuff — Never Letting Go: A Father’s Love with Andre Ray

Matthew is a father who just lost his wife after her three year battle with cancer and must now raise his three children on his own. They live in an upscale middle-class area in Raleigh, NC. Just when he thinks the worse is over and tries to put his family back together, his peaceful home is turned upside down and has become a total nightmare. He soon finds himself in an all-out warfare with the devil whose name is Keith to save his oldest daughter Amber who has chosen the love of an older man. It doesn’t help that she blames him for the death of her mother and is totally rebellious towards him.
Amber has no idea that her love for Keith will take her to the depths of hell and back. She will be forced to choose between Keith and her father. Can the Lord save this family before it is too late or will the devil pull them into total despair?


Andre Ray is an Independent Author. Mr. Ray was born in New York and raised in North Carolina. He began his writing passion after many years of public service. During a trip to Florida with his family, his wife encouraged him to take up writing to release the gift that God had placed in him. After praying and seeking the Lord, his first series, “Undercover Deacon, Undercover Deacon 2 was brought to life. Since then he has written “Temptation Has a Price, Never Letting Go, Serenity Through the Storm, No Weapon Formed Against Me Shall Prosper, Midnight Hour” which all have been on the top #20 list of Amazon’s best sellers list in Christian fiction.

Andre is a born- again Christian whom people have constantly spoken over his life by telling him that he is highly favored by God and there is a calling on his life. He loves writing Christian fiction and hopes his books will touch the hearts and soul of its readers. He looks forward to one day seeing his books become a stage play or short movie. He also looks to one day branching out and writing in other genres.

Tonight on the Write Stuff — Until I Do with T. I. Lowe

51oya4b-l-LWhat does the marriage vow to have and to hold actually mean? Mia and Bode Calder have no clue.
The estranged couple can find no answers on their own, so they turn to their friend and pastor. He presents to them a copy of their marriage vows, advising them to reassess the commitment they made to each other on their wedding day.
Through a rocky trial, where each vow presents itself in the couple’s life, Mia and Bode discover the true meaning of I do.
Join this couple as they sort out the surprisingly romantic quest to rekindle the love they grasped in the beginning, but allowed to foolishly fade.

Listen to my guest co-host T. I. Lowe and I chat about her newest book, Until I Do. Listen in at 646-668-8485. Download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here.


71FcyQ+H43L._UX250_T.I. Lowe sees herself as an ordinary country girl from South Carolina who loves to tell extraordinary stories. Her amazing readers have made her dream of storytelling become a reality with their outpouring support of her writing.

Lowe is currently working on several upcoming novels, which include:
Until I Do
Until I Don’t
Until I Decide
The Proof of Us
Before This Day
After This Day

For a complete list of Lowe’s published books, biography, upcoming events, and other information, visit http://www.tilowe.com/ and be sure to check out her blog, COFFEE CUP, while you’re there!

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Tonight on the Write Stuff — America’s Second Civil War with Sean T. Smith

Write StuffIt would be an understatement that America’s political landscape has heated up over the past few years. The warring parties of Republicans and Democrats have grown into more than just a shouting match. Whether conservatives, liberals, or moderates, everyone seems to be aware of the changes happening all over America. People have gone from whispers to talks and from talks to shouts. Some citizens are so upset about these changes, there’s been a petition going about the certain states seceding from the Union.

When it happened before, it created a conflict that last several years. The question is this: are we on the brink of America’s second civil war?

Sean T. Smith rejoins us on the show as he talks about his newest release, ‘Tears of Abraham’ a novel that depicts the reality of the second civil that maybe on the horizon. Is his book just a fictional story or prophetic? Join us by calling in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link: http://tobtr.com/8918477 Tune in!

ABOUT THE BOOK

tears of abraham

The first Civil War was the bloodiest conflict in American history–but the second civil war is worse.

When Texas secedes from the Union, Henry and Suzanne Wilkins are as broken as the rest of America. They are breaking up, hurting, and longing for a way to make it right. Then Henry’s clandestine counter-terror unit is ambushed and they must get home, crossing the bleeding country, hunted by the relentless and powerful Directors who will stop at nothing to prevent him from revealing the conspiracy that triggered the war. From the snow-swept slopes of the Rocky Mountains, to mangrove swamps deep in the Everglades back-country, Henry and Suzanne must protect what they love, facing terrible truths about themselves and those they trusted most. They are America–flawed and betrayed–but worth fighting for.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

seantsmith

 

Sean spent the first half of his childhood in Canada, and the second, warmer portion in Miami, learning to love reading science fiction and literature from his father, a poet and author who got rid of the family television and instead read out loud every night… Asimov, Niven, Silverberg, and Herbert replaced The Dukes of Hazzard, and while it was awkward then, it was wonderful in retrospect.

He majored in Political Science at the University of Florida with every intention of entering law school. Writing took hold then, and he decided that he’d rather chase a dream than die with regrets. He moved to Nashville. where he wrote songs for a decade, and learned to write a bit better with the help of great mentors Jon Robin and Ralph Murphy

It’s been a joyous, magic, tragic, and ultimately rewarding journey. He’s hiked much of the Appalachian Trail, slid down glaciers in the Rocky Mountains, gotten very lost in the Everglades back-country, and fished for Marlin in the Gulf Stream. He dove wrecks in the Caribbean, speared fish with sharks and blood in the water, and drank beer in foreign ports with fellow vagabonds, troubadours, and misfits. He lost his faith and love, yet thankfully they found him again.

He started writing fiction after moving back to Florida, and now relishes the broader canvas a novel affords, though he”s still known to pick up his guitar from time to time. He considers being a dad the best thing about him, for his children make him a better man. The love of his wife, who also happens to be his best friend and muse, inspires him to keep writing.

Sean is almost finished with his fifth novel, and already working on number six. At the same time, he is writing for an international video game developer for THE SEED, to be released in 2016 He enjoys interacting with readers, and is easy to find on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, LinkedIn, and Instagram