Saturday, October 13, 2007
Flashpoint by Frank Creed
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
At the age seven, his divorced, working mother sent him to a creative writing program at the local library. From this tender age he knew that he wanted to be an author. In High School, Marsha Stewart, his creative writing teacher,
coached him to a first-place tie at the UW-Whitewater Literary contest, where hundreds of students from three states competed.
His thirty-three years of life since then have been filled with the tough times and tragedies necessary to torture a serious writer's soul. He dropped out of college to elope. He worked no job that paid more than $8.50/hour until 1995. Divorced by twenty-two, he lived as a hedonist until his mid-twenties. It was then that a friend introduced him to the writings of Biblical Philosopher, Francis Schaeffer.
Frank had only been a reader of fantasy and science fiction novels, but Schaeffer's application of thesis-antithesis/ classical-reasoning to the sphere of morality changed Mr. Creed forever. His reading-list suddenly launched into theology, philosophy and history of western civilization.
It was in this year that his sister joined a Grotto of Anton LaVey’s Church of Satan. Her soul at stake, Mr. Creed entered into a written debate with her Satanic High Priest. During this time, he volunteered an article to the Grotto's desktop published magazine, Diabolic Creation. After publication, he exchanged letters with readers who'd responded to his work.
In the years that followed, Mr Creed debated a variety of worldviews on internet discussion boards, and has since then, found no credible counter to the Cosmological or Axiological arguments for the existence of God.
On May 9th of 1998, Frank Creed survived a high-speed head-on collision that broke him in half and induced a severe closed head injury. After living in a delusional state for two weeks, it was the doctors opinion that with years of therapy, Mr. Creed would only recover sixty percent of his mental capacity.
Then his pastor visited.
They enjoyed a lucid conversation, and prayed. When Frank Creed awoke the next morning his delusional state had been healed. A fake hip and pelvis likely dooms him to a wheelchair by age fifty, and his physical condition severely challenged him
in his profession as an auto-worker at Subaru of Indiana automotive.
Frank feels not only that the troubles in his life have refined him as a writer, but the closed head injury was a blessing in disguise. Before the auto-accident he’d begun his fantasy novella White Iron, which meandered and jammed, but, post-accident, everything flowed. The course of his life at that moment changed. He even married his editor!
Frank currently works two jobs. He is an associate at Subaru of Indiana Automotive (builds Subaru engines) and when he finishes at SIA, he devotes the majority of his waking hours to writing and promoting. Currently he is working on the sequel to Flashpoint, War of Attrition and working with a small group of authors on other Underground projects including Role-Playing Game designer Mike Roop on a Flashpoint-based RPG (due for release in 2008). Frank is an active member of FaithWriters, a Christian writing group and participates in weekly writing challenges there. The Lost Genre Guild™ is a group founded by Creed to gather writers and artists and promote the lost genre of Biblical speculative fiction (sci-
fi, fantasy, thriller, cyberpunk, end times, time travel, etc. from a Christian world view). There is a very good definition of Biblical speculative fiction at Wikipedia.
Frank Creed's official website: www.frankcreed.com
Writer's Blog: http://frankcreed.blogspot.com
Book Review blog: http://afrankreview.blogspot.com
Shoutlife page: http://www.shoutlife.com/frankcreed
His new book website: www.booksoftheunderground.com
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Flashpoint: Book One of the Underground
Persecution in Chicago has reached the Flashpoint.
In the year 2036, all nations are run by a one-world government.
The One State has but one threat:
The One State has declared that Bible believing Christians are now terrorists.
But the One State has not yet
Calamity Kid and
e-girl . . .
When peacekeepers bust a
home-church in Ward-Six of the Chicago Metroplex, brother and sister, Dave and Jen Williams, are the only members who evade capture. Their only place to turn? A Christian ‘terrorist’ cell known as the Body of Christ.
In their shattered world, Dave and Jen adopt codenames and slip between the Underground cracks of the Chicago Metroplex. They must save their home-church before their parents, brother, and neighbors are all brainwashed by the One State Neros or worse.
Calamity Kid and e-girl fearlessly walk the valley of death, because He is with them. But they’ll need every molecule of their re-formed faith to face down peacekeepers, gangers, One-State neros, and fallen-angels, in America’s dark Post-Modern Humanist age.
"I haven't had this much fun with a book in a long, long time. Creed is a gusty writers who get you into the story at light speed, builds a believable futuristic world that keeps you wanting to find out more."
—- Steven Macon, Y-30 Staff www.yellow30scifi.com
"Flashpoint delivers an action-packed, shocking look into a possible future while bringing to life spiritual truths in a battle between good and evil that is guaranteed to keep you head spinning."
—- M.L. Tyndall, author of Legacy of the King's Pirates series
"Simply put, Frank Creed makes the Matrix look puny."
—- Pastor Jonathan O'Hearn
Flashpoint by Frank Creed is NOW available in perfect paperback.
To purchase, just click HERE!
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A tour for Flashpoint by Frank Creed is going on all week at http://cfrblog.blogspot.com. Check it out if you have time!