SHADE by John Olson

John Olson's Shade

This post about John Olson’s latest book is coming in late for the “Christian Science Fiction & Fantasy Blog Tour“, but better late than never!

My excuse (if it can be called that) is that my employer is being absorbed into another company, and it’s been a crazy two weeks hammering out the transition details.

Here’s the book’s product description from Amazon:

“You will not fear the terror of the night.” -Psalm 91

A monstrous waking nightmare is pursuing graduate student Hailey Maniates across San Francisco to Golden Gate Park where she is rescued by a towering homeless man. She seems able to read her rescuer’s mind, but is it just a delusion? Doctors diagnose her as a paranoid schizophrenic and attempt to prescribe away her alleged hallucinations. But too many questions remain around Hailey and the man who saved her. He appears to suffer from her same mental condition and is convinced that some type of Gypsy vampire is trying to kill them both.

Against reason, Hailey finds herself more and more attracted to this strange man. But what if he is a fantasy? What if he is the monster?

I didn’t get the pleasure of meeting John at the this fall’s ACFW Conference, but my daughter, Adele, did, and I was able to observe him from a distance. My opinion? He is a likable, humble guy, and very knowledgeable about the craft of writing.

John B. Olson

John Olson is an award-winning novelist and speaker who lives with his wife Amy and two children in San Leandro, CA. John earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and did postdoctoral research at the University of California at San Francisco. After eight years as a director and principal scientist at a major scientific software company, John has quit his day job to devote himself full-time to a ministry of writing and speaking. He has won several awards for his writing, including a Christy Award, a Christy finalist, a Silver Angel award, and placement on the New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen Age.

You can check out John’s fantastic website at Included is a book trailer, so check it out!

Also, Becky Miller pointed out a great interview with John over at TitleTrakk. Great info!

CSFF Blog Tour

Here’s a list of the other tour members:

Brandon Barr
Jennifer Bogart
Justin Boyer
Keanan Brand
Kathy Brasby
Valerie Comer
CSFF Blog Tour
Stacey Dale
Janey DeMeo
Jeff Draper
April Erwin
Karina Fabian
Todd Michael Greene
Katie Hart
Joleen Howell
Jason Isbell
Jason Joyner
Rachel Marks
Melissa Meeks
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Eve Nielsen
John W. Otte
Steve Rice
Chawna Schroeder
James Somers
Robert Treskillard
Steve Trower
Speculative Faith
Jason Waguespac
Laura Williams
Timothy Wise

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