IS ETHAN FREEMAN AMERICA’S WORST TERRORIST, OR SOMETHING MORE EXTRAORDINARY?
Ethan Freeman, ex-Special Forces Ranger, is the sole survivor of a fiery commercial airline crash that killed his entire family. The FBI thinks he’s a mass murderer. Sam Weaver, the NTSB Chief Investigator and ex-military pilot, senses Ethan is innocent.
Neither Ethan nor Sam realize an ancient evil, imprisoned since the time of the Pharaohs, has been released by a shadowy group of powerful men and women, direct descendants of ancient Sumerian gods.
The demon intends to free The Destroyer and his horde of Fallen Angels from The Abyss and unleash a reign of terror and annihilation
Time is running out for humanity as Ethan and Sam are drawn into a conspiracy millennia in the making.
Hello book lovers! Today is a day where I will be writing another author spotlight for a well-accomplished author whose work I have loved. As you know book lovers I love learning about authors and the inspiration behind their work, it fascinates me and adds to the depth of the book because the reader will be able to better understand it. That is how the author spotlights were created because I soon discovered that you lovely readers ALSO love learning about author’s, so I am excited to tell you a little bit more about author Michael Jack Webb whose book Infernal Gates thrilled me from beginning to end. I personally would recommend this book to all of those that love fantasy with a twist but really the book can be read by anybody as it is flawlessly written and highly enjoyable. With today’s author spotlight, a biography of the author and an interview between me and Michael Jack Webb will be shared, and I hope that you book lovers enjoy reading it! To kick this off here is an author bio about the wonderful Michael Jack Webb!
Michael Jack Webb is the author of five novels and one non -fiction book. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida with a BA degree in History and American and received his Juris Doctor from the same university. Over the past forty years he’s travelled the world in search of adventure.
Michael has always been fascinated by the intersection of the supernatural, the historical, the scientific, and the Judeo-Christian worldviews. He writes stories that ignite imaginations and stir souls, edge-of-your-seat thrillers that combine those elements with fascinating characters and suspenseful plots. If you’re intrigued by such things as traditional and forbidden history, the origins of demons and their influence on mankind throughout the ages, quantum physics, and the unseen war in the heavenlies between angelic forces and agents of darkness, you’ll enjoy reading his supernatural thrillers.
Now, how wonderful does Michael Jack Webb sound?! Michael Jack Webb is a truly exceptional writer and I hope that you lovely readers have a read of the author’s work because you will not regret it! Please see below an interview between me and the author and I hope that you enjoy Michael Jack Webb’s answers to my questions, they are incredible and provide some great advice too!
Thank you for joining us today at Red Headed Book Lover! Please tell us more about yourself
I’ve published five novels and one non-fiction book. I graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida with a BA in History and American Studies and received my Juris Doctor from the same university. Over the past forty years I’ve travelled the world in search of adventure.
I’ve has always been fascinated by the intersection of the supernatural, the historical, the scientific, and the Judeo-Christian worldviews. I write stories that ignite imaginations and stir souls, edge-of-your-seat thrillers that combine those elements with fascinating characters and suspenseful plots. If you’re intrigued by such things as traditional and forbidden history, the origins of demons and their influence on mankind throughout the ages, quantum physics, and the unseen war in the heavenlies between angelic forces and agents of darkness, you’ll enjoy reading my supernatural thrillers.
Thank you for sharing so much about your journey with us, it is great to get to know you better! Could you please tell us readers about your book Infernal Gates and what inspired you to write your book?
I was driving to an appointment out of town and started thinking about what would happen if my wife and I were on a plane that crashed shortly after take-off. However, in the instant before the crash we blacked out and awakened the next morning dressed in the same clothes we were wearing for the flight. We were the only survivors. How would we explain what happened? Who would believe us? Why were we spared? Those questions and others rattled around in my head as I drove and became the core of Infernal Gates. I wrote the opening chapter and the story unfolded itself as my characters came alive and took over.
Wow it is amazing that the inspiration for your story came like that! What would your advice be for aspiring writers?
Write what you love to read, what’s in your heart, and don’t focus on trends—they change.
Remind yourself daily “Why” you are writing. (What is it that drives you to express yourself through the written word?)
Hone your craft. Attend conferences if you can and mingle with like-minded authors, meet agents and publishers, develop a network of author mentors if possible.
Keep your readers engaged. Every scene should draw them deeper into the world you are creating or bringing to light.
Read, read, read what others are writing.
Never, never give up.
This is great advice and will surely be useful for aspiring writers! In your opinion, what is the most important thing about a book?
I primarily write fiction, so I’ll address your question from a novelist’s perspective. For me, a novel should immediately draw me in with the premise or plot. I need to really like the characters, both protagonists and antagonists. There must be what Don Maas calls “micro tension.” I know I’m reading something special when I don’t skip a line or a page. Finally, when I finish reading, I want MORE.
I agree! The premise has to hook a reader instantly and I definitely experienced this with your book! What is your writing process like?
Typically, I see everything like a movie and write down scenes as they unfold. At some point the characters take over. All I do is act as a scribe and pen what’s happening to them, how they are feeling, what I’m seeing take place. It’s quite fascinating. Often, my characters take me on roads less travelled, and I find myself saying, “Wow, I never saw that coming!”
What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
I do foundational research once I have the idea, then extensive research as the story unfolds. All my books have extensive historical, geographical, and scientific research. I also incorporate scenes and settings from places I’ve visited or would like to visit.
That is what I love about your work , the research that has clearly been put into your stories it is really impressive! Do you have a set schedule for writing, or do you only write when you feel inspired?
I write daily. I’m finishing up the sequel to Infernal Gates, four chapters in to my 7th Thriller tentatively entitled Ghost Hunter, and just finished a short backstory for Infernal Gates I’ll be placing on my website for readers.
Do you read much and if so, who are your favorite authors?
I read extensively, both fiction and non-fiction. Favorite fiction authors include Daniel Silva, James Byron Huggins, James L. Rubart, Robert Whitlow, and Tolkien.
All wonderful authors! Lastly, when can we readers expect to read more wonderful books from you?
I’m finishing the sequel to Infernal Gates, entitled Devil’s Cauldron. Hope to have it out in late fall 2019 or early 2020.
Its official book lovers, I am obsessed with Michael Jack Webb! If you have liked what you have read about the author and are interested in learning more, then please do have a browse of the links below and be sure to have a read of the preview too! You will not regret it.
Goodbye for now book lovers,