Word Publishing met with Grant Jeffrey, a prophecy expert, and heard some of his ideas about how cutting-edge technology (in the late nineties) could play into biblical prophecies about the last days. Grant had written many nonfiction books and freely admitted that he didn’t know anything about writing fiction. So, somehow, my name got tossed into the mix. We met, I agreed to do two books, and then I flew to Canada to brainstorm with Grant and plot out the first book.
Grant and his lovely wife, Kay, opened their home and we spent two days pouring over notes about the Y2K scenario. I don’t know how much you remember about 1998 and ’99, but there was real concern that Life as We Know It would come to a crashing halt when the calendar rolled from 1999 to 2000. That awful scenario didn’t happen, of course, and we probably need to thank hundreds of computer programmers for that. 🙂
Grant had some clear ideas about our hero, Daniel Prentice, and he gave me tons of information on the Y2K problem, as well as some info on specialized weapons and technology. I went through my plot skeleton with him and showed him how the plot should work. Then I gathered our notes together and went home to write the book.
Tomorrow: the research. And yes, Deborah, we’ll talk about all three books before the week is out. 🙂