Monday, January 5, 2015

Suspense Zone Interview

Bestselling author Susan Sleeman recently interviewed me for (which is also doing a giveaway of Playing Saint right now). Here's an excerpt:

Zachary Bartels interview with Susan Sleeman
Q: Let me start with asking you to tell us a little bit about yourself. A. I’m the author of several books, the pastor of an incredibly normal-sized congregation, the husband of a beautiful and talented woman, the father of a six-year-old ninja, and a consumer of large quantities of espresso.

Q: When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
A. I’ve loved writing stories as long as I can remember. I started writing short stories and screenplays in college and gateway-drugged into novels in seminary.

Q: Could you give us the highlights of your professional writing career including how you got your first writing break?
A: I started getting serious about putting out actual books when I teamed up with my friend (and award-winning author) Ted Kluck, to launch an indie micropress called Gut Check Press in early 2010. I say “serious,” but this may have been (and continues to be) one of the least-serious endeavors out there. Still, we produced some satires that made some noise and I put out my first novel 42 Months Dry under that imprint. In 2012, I signed with a literary agent, and in 2013, I signed a multi-book deal with HarperCollins Christian Publishing.

Q: Would you tell us about your current book release Playing Saint?
A: Playing Saint is a supernatural suspense novel about an up-and-coming megachurch pastor and television personality named Parker Saint . . .

To read the rest, click here. To enter the giveaway, click here.

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