SHADE by John Olson
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 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 Litany.com. Included is a book trailer, so check it out!
Also, Becky Miller pointed out a great interview with John over at TitleTrakk. Great info!
Here’s a list of the other tour members:
1 thought on “SHADE by John Olson”
You’re absolutely right, Robert—better late than never. Some times life intrudes and makes it hard to keep our tour posts coming like we hoped. You’ve done a fine job with this intro to the book and to John.
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