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Saturday, February 24, 2018
Interview with author Donald Pitts
Pam Smith and the Phantom Church: The Lamb and the Dragon II
Donald Pitts has a very unique way of telling his tale about good versus evil, sharing his beliefs on spiritual warfare in his Christian fiction series The Lamb and the Dragon. Pitts is an ordained Pastor at two churches, and has multiple degrees including a Master’s in Theology and a Bachelor’s in Education. See: Amazon
1. What really inspired you to write your book, to force you from taking an idea or experience and conveying it into a book? I wanted to make readers aware of Spiritual Warfare, which is the belief that forces of good and evil are in constant battle. If we could see in the heavenlies for a split second, we would see angels and demons battling over our very souls. “Pam Smith and the Phantom Church” introduced readers to this notion and the fight that is taking place.
2. What is it about and whom do you believe is your targeted reader? It’s centered on a classic story of good versus evil. My book is written in such a way that ages from 13 on up can read, understand and appreciate this harrowing tale.
3. What do you hope will be the everlasting thoughts for readers who finish your book? What should remain with them long after putting it down? No matter what obstacles we have to overcome, we can see our dreams come true. Also, that spiritual warfare is real in the natural world as well as the supernatural. It is a current and present danger that should be taken seriously.
4. What advice or words of wisdom do you have for fellow writers? Pursue, Persevere, Pray.
5. What trends in the book world do you see and where do you think the book publishing industry is heading? I see more audio books and eBooks becoming more popular. Additionally, publishers are more willing than ever to help the first-time author. Since the 1960’s, and up until recently, publishing companies were owned by a handful of large conglomerates based in New York and London. Today, thanks to technology – eBooks, audio books, etc.—unknown authors can get published at a more local level through self-publishing companies.
6. What great challenges did you have in writing your book? In 1996 I was diagnosed with Meniere’s Disease, an inner ear disorder affecting hearing and balance. There’s no cure. It took me 18 years from start to finish writing my first novel. My current book only took about two years to complete.
7. If people can only buy one book this month, why should it be yours? readers like “Harry Potter”, they will love my book. Talking frogs and flying brooms aren’t real but angels and demons are real. My book conveys that in a fun and interesting style.
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