|About the Book|
Zobie Marsh hides the fearsome talent of prophecy. Young, poor and grieving the loss of her beloved Black Gram, she leaves home suddenly to avoid the advances of her mother’s latest boyfriend. Her decision to travel to South Carolina sets in motionMoreZobie Marsh hides the fearsome talent of prophecy. Young, poor and grieving the loss of her beloved Black Gram, she leaves home suddenly to avoid the advances of her mother’s latest boyfriend. Her decision to travel to South Carolina sets in motion Heavenscribe, a spiritual transformation devised by angels to aid a dying world.Bel Petersen seems to have it all: ample means, a loving marriage and a rewarding family life. But she’s suffered through a year of unexpected deaths, and near-constant nightmares that portend the downfall of civilization. Now she’s visiting Health Presbyterian daily as Milly battles a relentless bone cancer sure to end their decades-long friendship in a matter of weeks.One evening as Bel unlocks her car in the hospital’s parking lot, four ambulances stream toward the Emergency entrance. There’s been a horrific traffic accident. She’s shocked to discover one of the victims didn’t make it into an ambulance—and he’s bleeding out in the passenger seat of a high school student’s car. Bel sends the student running to the hospital for help, and tends to the grievously injured man.His dying words will lead her to Zobie, and reveal the spiritual awakening they must undertake together. If they fail, The Dimming will consume every human soul on the planet.Q& A with the AuthorWhat was the inspiration behind Heavenscribe?Although most adults won’t readily discuss angels, telepathy or metaphysical subjects, many of us harbor private stories that don’t quite line up with everyday reality. The loved one that seems to speak from beyond the grave. An intuition or a dream that proves astonishingly accurate. Or a gut feeling that urges you to go left instead of right on the street, ensuring you bump into a friend you haven’t seen in years. In Heavenscribe, I wanted to explore the mystical life that underpins the practical world, and gives our lives a sense of wonder.Angels play a key role in Heavenscribe. Do you believe in angels?Years ago, as I drove my two youngest daughters to the elementary school, I approached a major intersection. The light was green. Just as I was about to drive through, I felt a hand clamp down on my shoulder. Immediately I slammed on the brakes. A second later a truck ran a red light, barreling through the intersection.Did my guardian angel save my daughters and me from certain death? I believe so.Why are you releasing Heavenscribe in sections?The story touches on politics, religion, family life, metaphysical subjects, and the overarching spiritual journey of civilization as a whole—too much material for one book. I wanted to give readers a story brimming with inspiration and miracles, but in a grounded, practical setting. This is one reason why the natural world plays a key role—there’s nothing more wondrous than the pretty blue planet we inhabit. Trying to compress the rich plot into 400 pages would’ve meant leaving out many of the more inspirational elements.What can readers expect in Heavenscribe, Part Two?More surprises, certainly. Bel will discover hidden psychic talents, and Zobie’s ‘knowing’ will lead them both to startling conclusions. The reader will also learn more about Heavenscribe, and the meaning of Primaries.Readers: you’ll best enjoy Heavenscribe by reading the series in order. This is a serialized story spanning hundreds of pages.