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VOICE OF FREEDOM
by H. L. Wegley
|H. L. Wegley|
Welcome, Harry. What takeaway value do you hope your readers receive after reading your book?
My heroine, Julia Weiss, experiences the message of 2 Chronicles 16:9. I hope readers will see that they should never underestimate what God can do through a heart fully committed to Him, especially if that heart is theirs. God strengthens fully committed hearts.
How do people react when they find out you write?
Usually they are surprised, then curious. The revelation usually spawns a few questions about what I write and writing in general.
What was the main inspiration for the new book? Had the idea been on your mind for a while or just popped into it one day?
The plotline for Voice of Freedom was determined by the story told in the 3-book series. However, my personal study of Christians and self-defense provided inspiration for the two main characters, Julia Weiss, a small woman and a pacifist, and Steve Bancroft a big, powerful man who served as the weapons specialist for a team of Army Rangers. Opposites do attract, but they also have differences to work through. And Julia has a big question to answer. Is it ever right to kill another human being? And trying to answer that question while you point a gun at a killer is not the best time.
Vacation: Beach or Mountains? Beach, especially if it’s sunny.
Y’all or You Guys? Y’all may not know it, but my wife and I spent 4 ½ years with you guys down in Texas. For the rest of our lives, we’ve lived in the Pacific Northwest. So, it’s both for us.
Biscuits or Dinner Roll? Biscuits. But, for some reason, we call them dinner rolls on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Spring, summer, winter, or fall? Summer.
Laptop or Desktop? Laptop.
Mug or teacup? Mug. You can’t get enough coffee in a teacup.
Please tell us a little about your novel, Voice of Freedom.
Voice of Freedom is the Silver Medal Winner for Christian Thrillers in the Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards, 2017. On one level, this is the story of two people God brings together so each can help heal the deep wounds of the other. On a larger scale, it is the story of the rending and the repairing of America, continued from book 1, Voice in the Wilderness.
Voice of Freedom (Against All Enemies 2) back cover blurb:
All eyes are on America as the nation writhes under a tyrant’s grip.
Six Americans who spawned a resistance movement against tyrant, Abe Hannan, are hiding on the Israeli coast. Steve Bancroft, an Army Ranger protecting the other five Americans, is drawn to Julia Weiss, who reminds him of the twin sister who died under his protection. Julia, a petite woman with strengths that belie her stature, has horrific images of war etched on her mind, making Steve the kind of person her pacifist thinking rejects.
President Abe Hannan, in a stalemate with the insurgents, gambles to crush the heart of the resistance, Brock Daniels, KC Banning, and their four friends, in a winner-takes-all battle determining the future of America. If Steve and Julia survive, can they overcome the demons from their past and find hope for their future?
Voice of Freedom is an action-packed political thriller set in the immediate future, a story spanning the globe from Israel to Canada and from Washington DC to Oregon, a story for the time in which we live, a story of faith, hope, courage, and love.
Where can readers find you online?
Facebook author’s page
Many of my readers friend me and contact me using my Facebook profile page
Where can readers purchase Voice of Freedom?
Any parting comment?
The third book in this series, Chasing Freedom, is a prequel, meant to be read last. It tells the story of the third couple in the series, the couple cast in a supporting role in books 1 and 2.
Leave a question you’d like readers to answer.
What do you think about a Christian—like my hero, Steve Bancroft—serving as a weapons specialist for a team of Army Rangers—a person trained to use nearly every military weapon on the planet?
Harry, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Harry is offering winner’s choice of a paperback (U.S. mailing address) or eBook copy of Voice of Freedom to one commenter to this blog post.
Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through January 23, 2018 and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.
The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Voice in the Wilderness by H. L. Wegley is xxx. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.
Till next time … keep on smiling.
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