Author No. 7… Taegan Alexander!
I’m back with my seventh author interview to date, featuring one of the most mysterious authors I know of. (No pictures, he asked. So none it is.)
Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you a Christian brother and a good friend of mine…
A brief bio: “A young author from Michigan with a love of theology, history, adventure, and sci-fi.”
Here is a link to his work on Amazon.com: The Pauline Chronicles
And…on to the Q&A! 🙂
(I’m “OC” and Taegan is “TA”, just so that’s clear.)
OC: What, or who, inspired you to write the Pauline Chronicles?
TA: I was inspired to make the Pauline Chronicles for a few reasons. I am a lover of the works of GA Henty, who was a major inspiration to me and you can see a lot of his style in my own. I also was inspired for the reason that can be found on the back cover of my book…
All throughout history, there have been men and women that have made a profound impact on the faith. From religious leaders to great generals and from kings and queens to paupers, men and women around the world have arisen to go and do the work that the Lord would have them do and have made a lasting impression on the followers of God in future generations. Now their stories will be told so that they, their trials, and their efforts may never be forgotten…
I don’t want their stories to be forgotten. It is important to me that our history, as Christians, be remembered for ages to come.
OC: Can you tell us a bit more about this novel? Who is it written for?
TA: It’s written for anyone really. I’ve had adults and younger children tell me they enjoyed it. My target audience, however, is about 12-18.
OC: Do you plan on writing more books in the future?
TA: I definitely plan on writing more. I’ve got ideas of creating a series based on the Pauline Chronicles and its events and characters, more books about Christian History, and even a dystopian sci-fi work, that’s a lot different than my historical works.
OC: Would you like to share a few things about writing that you’ve learned along the way?
TA: Just focus on little parts of it at a time. Don’t get overwhelmed. The Pauline Chronicles originally started out as a short story called “A Fellowlabourer.” I couldn’t stop writing and I made more short stories. Then, I decided to put them all together and make a novel out of them.
OC: What do you usually do in your free time?
TA: In my free time… I study. I am working on making various theology courses on differing subjects. I also enjoy working out, interacting with my friends, and playing some video games.
OC: Describe yourself in one sentence.
TA: The enigma few can solve.
OC: What is most important to you when writing a book?
TA: I have to love what I’m writing about. I have to feel it with every fiber of my being. I want to get excited about it.
OC: Share one of your favorite quotes with us!
TA: My favourite quote is actually my mantra that I created, “Truth does not fear questioning.”
OC: And that’s all for today. Thanks for joining us here, Taegan! 🙂
And to my readers–thanks for dropping by! I hope you’ll pick up Taegan’s book(the first of many to come), and spread the word about “The Pauline Chronicles”!
God bless your day. 🙂