We keep writing books, and often run eBook or audio serials. Here is a summary of Bible Tales – work in progress.
This page includes a progress bar for each of our current projects with some expected milestone dates. These dates are given in the knowledge that God is in control of our lives and everything else – things do not always work out as we expect. As far as it is up to us, these dates are important targets.
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COVID pandemics have ravaged Australia, leaving the country fractured and society in retreat. In Melbourne, economic troubles and an ongoing fear of even more dangerous strains of the virus lead to an increasing desire for isolation and tighter control.
When new movement restrictions are announced by the government, Dan and his family seize what might be their last chance to escape the city and the shrinking territory of Victoria that surrounds it.
Many warn them about the “dangerous” country beyond the Western Margin, but for the family, the attractions overcome their doubts.
They make for the Grampians – a former National Park – where the family has spent many happy holidays in pre-pandemic times. But times have changed, and some people are doing their best to exploit a lack of governmental control.
There’s no shortage of work to be done, including tracking down some mysterious robbers.
Will they regret their choice to go Beyond the Western Margin?
A youth with royal blood in his veins, growing up in Jerusalem during the religious revivals of King Josiah.
The hopes of a nation crumble as Josiah dies in battle and his revival dies with him.
Daniel continues to follow Josiah’s ways until his ability is recognised by the attacking king, Nebuchadnezzar, and he is taken away to Babylon.
As exiles in a land of strange customs, Daniel and his friends are to be educated in all the wisdom of Babylon. But first, they must decide whose rules come first: God’s or Nebuchadnezzar’s.
Which will Daniel choose? And what will the king do if Daniel rejects his laws?
It doesn’t take long before Daniel establishes himself as a man the king can’t do without, but jealous rivals ensure that danger is never far away.
NaNoWriMo began on 1 November at 00:00:01 and finished on 30 November at midnight.
When the clock reached midnight on 30 November 2018, I had already validated my novel earlier in the evening, so it was not quite as close to the deadline as last year. This time, large amounts of time spent travelling at the end of November fueled a frenzied rush of story-writing, with 35,000 words being written in the last week!
The story has only progressed to quite an early stage in the life of Daniel. He has spent only 8 years in Babylon. Not only so, but some parts of the section of story that has been attempted are still unfinished. An estimated 35,000 extra words were required to tie up those loose ends.
With a view to overcoming unreasonable delays, the book was released as an eBook serial. This serial finished on 20 December 2022.
A second volume began during NaNoWriMo 2022. However, it didn’t get as far as I wanted. Nevertheless, a serial of Book 2 began on 14 February 2023 and is progressing.
The manuscript is now complete (about 85,000 words), I am trying to publish the story through a traditional publisher.
These micro-tales are included in the Bible Tales weekly newsletter. Sign up now to read new ones one by one as they are written and published. In most cases the stories in the newsletter and the book are just the same.
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In most cases the stories in the newsletter and the book are just the same, except that corrections are sometimes made.
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