I’m excited to have Susan J. Reinhardt with us on the blog this week. Susan’s debut novel, The Moses Conspiracy, was just released as an ebook, and already it is on Amazon.com’s best seller’s list for Christian Fantasy/ Futuristic Fiction.
Hi, Susan. Thank you for joining us here on “Something to Write Home About.” Tell us about your new book, The Moses Conspiracy. What is it about?
The Moses Conspiracy takes place in 2025. A hostile atmosphere toward Christians emboldens a hate group to persecute them and keep them from impacting the nation’s government. Two seemingly unrelated events, a trip to Washington, D.C. and an unusual buggy accident in Bird-in-Hand, PA, mark the start of exposing the hate group’s diabolical actions.
I like to describe my book as Christian Speculative Fiction with ordinary people populating the story. You won’t find any superheroes leaping over buildings in a single bound.
My late husband and I visited Gettysburg prior to Christmas in 2004. While standing in the old town square surrounded by history I could “hear” the forefathers’ voices; however, they were like fading echoes. After trying to write several non-fiction pieces without success, I put it on the back burner and prayed for direction. In August 2005, my husband and I were talking about “the Gettysburg experience,” and he said, “That’s it! That’s your book! And you’ll write it in 4 months and call it Ghosts of the Past.” I thought he was crazy, but I caught the vision. The name changed to Echoes of the Past and later to The Moses Conspiracy. When I sat down at the computer, I had no clue what I was going to write. By Christmas 2005, I had 55,000 words.
How long did it take you to write the book? Was it an easy journey?
The first draft took 4 months, but then I had to learn how to write fiction. I cut my writing teeth on this book. There were multiple re-writes while I shopped it around. It took 8 years to write and get a contract and an agent. The journey was far from easy. From 2006-2007, I wrote very little due to my husband’s battle with cancer, death, and subsequent challenges. When I came through the grief process, I knew I had to finish the book both in his memory and because I felt the Lord directed me to write it.
What do you hope readers will take away from your book?
There are several messages, including the faithfulness of God during difficult times, the importance of protecting our freedoms, and building strong family relationships.
Where can people buy your book, Susan?
The Moses Conspiracy is available at the following booksellers. Click on the logos below for more information and to download the book to your e-reader.
Where else can readers find you online?
Susan, thank you for stopping by for an interview. I enjoyed reading your book very much. The story immediately caught my interest, and I couldn’t put it down. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you as a writer. Best of luck to you!
Thanks for having me here today, Jean!
Susan J. Reinhardt’s journey to publication began as a non-fiction writer. She has been published in The RevWriter Resource, Devotions Magazine, A Secret Place, Vista, Live, and numerous other compilations and periodicals. Her appreciation for using fiction techniques inspired her to use fiction as a vehicle for truth.
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