Tell us about The Fellowship of the Ancient Covenant series.
The Fellowship is a historical and a modern story. The four characters not only are present when major events in history occur, but they affect the way history unfolds, by their actions to protect mankind from evil forces.
Where did you get the idea for the series?
I’ve seen several superhero movies and decided we could have heroes who don’t have to leap tall buildings in a single bound but could be human and vulnerable. My heroes have the advantage of semi-immortality which allows them to develop many skills, such as languages, cultures, history, etc.
Is there a message in your novel that you hope readers will grasp?
Yes, my heroes are two males and two females with different religious and cultural backgrounds, who care for each other and work together as a team. I hope the readers would relate to the idea that we could all get along if we would give it a chance.
Give us an insight into your main characters. What does each do that is so special?
- Ian is a leader of men, an intrepid, iconic soldier, loyal to a fault.
- Jacques is the engineer, lover, gentleman, who can fight but would prefer to figure out another way.
- Serena is the natural born mission leader, thoughtful, tough, and can be ruthless when necessary.
- Desiree is the healer, skilled with languages. In the modern day is a genius with computers.
All of them are physically perfect with bodies which could be temporally classified as those of 25-year-olds. All of them are highly intelligent and motivated but do weary sometimes of unrelenting duties.
Tell us about your protagonist(s)? Was there a real-life inspiration behind him or her?
The protagonists are many in the ancient story, ranging from thieves to racist knights. In the modern story, the protagonists are a group of billionaire terrorists who want to take over the world.
How did you get in touch with your inner villain(s) to write this book, was there a real-life inspiration for him/her/it?
I took the general idea of world-wide spy organizations and terrorist groups and provided the reader with more background and motivation for the ‘bad’ guys. What if there was a group of already rich and powerful men, who decided they could run the world better and be willing to do whatever it took to make that happen?
What genre are your books?
My books are half historical fiction and half modern-day adventure with some military thriller aspects.
What draws you to this genre?
Showing my characters take action in both ancient and modern times, in various situations, interests me. The characters have matured somewhat over the past 900 plus years, but are still the same individuals. My background in working with US military operations informed the paths that the characters take in solving problems.
Which actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead character from your most recent book?
Whoever played the four main characters would have to be able to pull off playing 15 to 25-year-olds for the duration of the movie and/or television series. The only actors I would like to see play certain characters are as follows: Ben Kingsley as Achmed, and Donald Sutherland as the Baron.
What were your goals and intentions in this book, and how well do you feel you achieved them?
My goals were to show the four main characters camaraderie and love for each other, how they accomplish what needs to be done as a team in a supportive way.
And that the ‘bad guys’ will ultimately be defeated.