Harry C. Doolittle, whose book Imagination & Reality is a new collection of humorous short stories, talks about the authors of each story. Although each word came from Doolittle’s pen, he explains that each story is made from not only a fictional story line, but also a fictional author. How did Doolittle put himself in the minds of each author? Listen in and find out!
In this podcast episode, Marriage of the Lamb author J. Gordon Powell explains how he feels the relationship between God and human beings should be arranged. He tells us that in the New Testament, the only real “law” that us handed down instructs humans to love God and one another. Because of this, he thinks the New Testament is not a textbook of ethics and morality, as many others claim it to be.
Helias Doundoulakis, author of the book I Was Trained To Be A Spy, tells us about his time fighting in the war. In this extended episode, he talks about Gestapo’s invasion of Greece, his time in a resistance group, how it came about that he joined the US Army and, finally, the OSS, a precursor to the modern-day CIA.
In the final podcast episode with Marc Mattaliano, the author looks backward and forward. He talks about his inspiration for The Demihuman Archives which was, in part, to write the book that Twilight could have been. He also tells us what his fans can expect from him in the near future.
Interwoven with humor and satire, Imagination & Reality is an anthology of tales specifically collected and selected by Harry C. Doolittle. The author makes use of real locations that readers will be able to recognize though the characters and stories are fictional. He employs satire to cleverly present life’s sometimes absurd realities, wrapped in imaginative tales that will either draw out a laugh or provoke a thought.
Author J. Gordon Powell thinks he was born to be a teaching prophet. Although he is not yet a commissioned prophet as defined by Moses to Aaron and Miriam, he has already discovered a lot of information about repentance and rapture.
He believes that rapture is imminent and that many church leaders are expecting spiritual awakening. This may be the revival that some scholars anticipate as has been prophesied. Unfortunately, however, the very same teachers who predict revival before rapture still cling to religious traditions that allow pagan deities to deceive them.
Gordon believes that modern humans are resisting repentance in preparation for rapture because they are using intellect to function like gods. This desire to be like the gods was the reason humans severed their covenant union with God back when the earth was still young.
These beliefs, the scripture, and the author’s views on theology are discussed in detail in Marriage of the Lamb. Through his book, Gordon warns the citizens to abandon religious deception and repent to a marriage relationship with Christ.
I Was Trained To Be A Spy follows the story of an American-born boy who grew up in a small village on the Greek island of Crete. During his final year in high school, he witnesses the German invasion of the island as WWII began. At the age of eighteen, he joined a resistance group and supplied crucial information to the SOE, the arm of the English Intelligence Service. This group however is uncovered, resulting in their evacuation by the SOE, to Cairo.
There, Helias Doundoulakis was asked to join English Intelligence, only to pursue the American OSS (Office of Strategic Services), the fledgling American spy organization. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and was attached to the OSS’s SI or Secret Intelligence sector, where the author was trained for intelligence as well as defensive combat skills. After being oriented into a skilled “spy”, Doundoulakis was sent back to Salonica, Greece along with a Greek naval intelligence officer, and later set up a communications cell with a wireless radio he smuggled in, hidden inside a can of olive oil!
I Was Trained To Be A Spy is a heart-rendering account told in simple prose, of one young man’s spy training. He was the only American soldier in Salonica for a period of nine months, sending daily messages to OSS headquarters in Cairo on German troop movements. With these cryptic messages, many Axis ships were sunk, trains bombed, and thousand of Germans were killed. The author was decorated by the United States Army and the Greek government after the war, became a successful civil engineer, and holds the patent for the world’s largest radio telescope in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
In our final podcast episode with Samuel A. Nigro, author of Everybody for Everybody! Truth, Oneness, Good, and Beauty for Everyone’s Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness Volume I & Volume 2, he tells us where we can find the book. He also says that to follow up Everybody for Everybody, he will not write another volume, but will instead enjoy retirement!
In this podcast episode author Marc Mattaliano gives us his take on what’s wrong with fantasy and sci-fi books today, and tells us why his new novel, The Demihuman Archives, is different.