Tuesday, April 7, 2009

A Few Announcements

On April 10, 6:30 PM at the Carrollton (OH) Bible Chapel: I will be participating again in the Good Friday Welsh Story Telling event. I have written a short narrative story based on the meeting of Abraham and Melchizadek. All are welcome to attend.

On April 14, 4:00 – 7:00 PM at the Morgan County Library in Martinsville, IN: as mentioned before I will conduct a book signing for The Pilate Plot. I will have books on hand at $15.00 @ or you can bring your previously purchased book.

On May 11, 7:00 PM at First Christian Church of Malvern (OH): I will be meeting for a discussion of The Pilate Plot with the congregation’s book club. They have kindly opened the event to anyone who would like to come. Hope to see you there.

I will soon be finished with the first draft on another book. I started working on it two years ago while I was seeking publication for The Pilate Plot. It is not the sequel. Many friends and family members were very helpful in the process of writing The Pilate Plot. They read the first draft and asked questions, made suggestions, etc. I cannot thank them enough. If anyone out there is interested in joining the critique group for this second novel, you can e mail me at booksbyterrybailey@yahoo.com. I’d love to talk to you about it.

Finally, a non-announcement. Many of the people who talk to me about The Pilate Plot ask the same questions. “What happened to Nathaniel Stone? Did he die or not? How was he saved? Did Stone and Stearnes go back in time or did Stone somehow prevent that?” Obviously I made a few things less clear than I thought! So, Nathaniel Stone destroyed his computer model because he foresaw two events – one of which he knew President Cooper would be interested in – pp. 86-7. The first of these events saved Nathaniel from death. He arranged for his execution to coincide in time and space with the wave distortion and was subsequently spared from drowning – barely. This event moved very little in time, taking Stone back only a few days but moved a larger distance in space. For those who didn’t find the physics to be their favorite part – don’t worry. The short version is that the event moved Stone to shallow water at a point a few days before his execution. Nathaniel received additional aid from a fisherman who happened to be on the scene – pp. 195-7. In the epilogue Stone knows, because it was the second event the computer predicted, where the President will make his next attempt to send someone back to deal with Jesus. He simply hides out (snorkels) and grasps the anchor line of the boat Stearnes is in, to tag along. They both go back in time. I hope that clears it up. For those who might care – in the first draft, Nathaniel Stone drowned. That outcome was so unpopular with my critique group that I saved him in the re-write! If you have an opinion on any of that – I’d be glad to hear from you.