I’m so honored today to welcome prolific author Jerry B. Jenkins to the blog to chat about his new dual-timeline suspense, Dead Sea Conspiracy!
Jerry B. Jenkins’ books have sold more than 73 million copies. Twenty-one of his titles have reached the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal best-seller lists. The phenomenally best-selling Left Behind series inspired several movies, one starring Nicolas Cage and another starring Kevin Sorbo. Jenkins has been featured on the cover of Newsweek and his writing has appeared in Time, Reader’s Digest, Guideposts, and dozens of other periodicals. Jenkins owns the Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild, through which he trains thousands of aspiring writers. He is a member of the Colorado Authors Hall of Fame and chairs the Creative Writing major at Colorado Christian University. He and his wife, Dianna, have three grown sons, including Dallas, creator and director of The Chosen TV series.
DEAD SEA CONSPIRACY by Jerry B. Jenkins
SERIES: Dead Sea Chronicles #2
GENRE: Christian Suspense, Dual Timeline (Biblical & Contemporary)
PUBLISHER: Worthy Books
RELEASE DATE: August 23, 2022
In Book 2 of the Dead Sea Chronicles, archaeologist Nicole Berman is about to discover the key to unifying three major religions, if a dangerous and evil enemy doesn’t stop her first.
She is the first woman to be awarded a permit to lead a dig in Saudi Arabia and believes what she hopes to discover has the power to rewrite history. She assembles a team that will ultimately surprise – and in some cases – betray her. In a parallel storyline, readers are launched back to ancient Ur where young Abram is sent to learn from his forebears, who tell him firsthand stories of being on the ark during the Great Flood.
Hi Jerry! Welcome to the blog!
Jerry: Summer. I love to be warm.
Carrie: I am the exact opposite lol
Jerry: Netflix. Always searching for non-formulaic.
Carrie: Netflix is definitely the best choice for that!
Jerry: Sandwich, with good chewy bread.
Carrie: Good chewy bread is a must!!
Jerry: It’s a tie, but I do love being able to tote around dozens of books electronically.
Carrie: I feel the same way
Q: Around here I like to say that reading is my superpower. If YOU had a superpower, what would it be?
Jerry: Who wouldn’t love to fly?
Carrie: right?!? It would make so many things easier – and more fun!
Q: Who is your favorite book character from childhood?
Jerry: Donnie Wharton in Little League Champs
Carrie: I’ve never read that one but I’m intrigued!
Q: Writing spaces are as diverse as authors and books. Where is your favorite space to write?
Jerry: In what I refer to as my cave. [it’s a pretty nice cave. 😊]
Carrie: oh wow – i love that desk!
Q: Did you have the whole plot outlined before you started writing Dead Sea Conspiracy, or did you let the characters dictate what came next?
Jerry: I’m a Pantser (writing by the seat of my pants as a process of discovery, rather than an Outliner or Plotter; I have a rough idea where I’m going, but I write to find out what happens.
Carrie: … which I’ve found creates that sense in the reader as well – we’re drawn to find out where the story is going, just like the writer was.
Q: What do you most want readers to take away from Dead Sea Conspiracy?
Jerry: A page-turning read; every chapter I alternate plots between a present day story and an ancient one—4,000 years apart—and I hope readers see the similarities, despite the time spans.
Carrie: One reason I love reading dual timeline novels – finding those common bonds across the decades … and the millenia 🙂
Thank you so much for taking time to talk with me! 🙂 Before we say goodbye for today, tell us what‘s coming up next for you.
Jerry: I’m writing the next novel in The Chosen series, based on the third season of the TV series my son created. Then I’ll write The Dad Coach (nonfiction) with the manager of the Kansas City Royals. And then I’ll rewrite and update another nonfiction book, Hedges / Loving Your Marriage Enough to Protect It.
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What about you? What makes you want to read Dead Sea Conspiracy by Jerry B. Jenkins?