We all have two lives. The second one begins the moment you realize you only have one.
After six years in the Marine Corps Reserve and a two-decade career in the home-building industry, my second life began after getting fired from back-to-back jobs. Looking back, I realized God told me to shift gears and write the story he’d given me. So I did. Beginning in 2017, I spent every day writing, reading, and studying to perfect the craft, taking on part-time work to maintain an income while I wrote. It took almost three years to finish my first novel and nearly two for the second. I wanted to quit several times along the way, but God wouldn’t let me. It was His Holy Spirit who guided me to completion.
Now that the books are finished, I’ve suddenly been blessed with a ‘second’ career in the building industry. You see, that’s how Jesus works. When He tells you to do something, He expects you to go all in and do it because he has a purpose. In my case, that purpose was Redemption. I’d chosen the world, and God said I don’t care what you’ve done; I want you back. At any age, you can come back too. But you’ve got to be willing to make sacrifices.
I hope you love the books I’ve written. The words come from my heart and soul, but I am just the messenger because the inspiration behind the stories was divine- God gets all the credit. And so do you, my dear and fellow readers. I owe you a debt of gratitude for opening the pages and sharing in my blood, sweat, and writer’s tears.
Blessings to you all,
Good vs Evil. Unrivaled storytelling. Unforgettable characters.
These are the hallmarks of Edward Hendry’s debut, The Cherokee Secret, the first in a powerful speculative novel series following the riveting adventures of James MacNaughton (Mack), a not-so-ordinary man who discovers a Viking treasure with a supernatural origin holding a time-shattering secret, revealing his long-lost love and a mysterious ancient past.
Combining historical fiction with magic, mysticism, wisdom, wonder, and suspense, Hendry’s high-stakes story about the lust for power and conflict in the human heart is one you don’t want to miss…
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