ABOUT THE AUTHORS
In this fast-paced world with all its demands, the four of us wanted to try something new. Instead of the longer novel format, we wanted to write something equally as engaging but that could be read in one or two sittings—on the plane, waiting to pick up the kids from soccer, or as an evening’s read.
We also wanted to play. As friends and seasoned novelists, we thought it would be fun to create a game we could participate in together. The rules were simple:
Rule #1 Each of us would write as if we were one of the characters in the series:
Bill Myers would write as Brenda, the street-hustling tattoo artist who sees images of the future.
Frank Peretti would write as the professor, the atheist ex-priest ruled by logic.
Angela Hunt would write as Andi, the professor’s brilliant-but-geeky assistant who sees inexplicable patterns.
Alton Gansky would write as Tank, the naïve, big-hearted jock with a surprising connection to a healing power.
And when Frank decided to take some time to work on his next big novel, we enlisted Jeff Gerke, who is writing as Chad, the mind reader with devastating good looks and an arrogance to match.
Rule #2 Instead of the four of us writing one novella together (we’re friends but not crazy), we would write it like a TV series. There would be an overarching story line into which we’d plug our individual novellas, with each story written from our character’s point of view. Bill’s first novella, The Call, sets the stage. It will be followed by Frank’s The Haunted, Angela’s The Sentinels, and Alton’s The Girl.
And if we keep having fun, we’ll begin a second round and so on until other demands pull us away or, as in TV, we get cancelled.
There you have it. We hope you’ll find these as entertaining in the reading as we did in the writing.
Bill, Frank, Angie, Al, and Jeff