Have you ever been moved to joy–or tears–by a strain of music? Or felt a thrill crawl up your spine at the sight, sound, or thought of a handful of words arranged in a particular order? Or been certain that, although you may be miles away from anybody else, you were not alone? Does something inside you stir when standing in the radiance of a sunset, or under a jewel-encrusted night sky, or before the awesome display of power and beauty of the sea?
You’ve felt it. Maybe you dismissed it at the time, or maybe it had a profound, earth-shattering effect on your worldview, but you have, at one or more times in your life, experienced the feeling. The feeling that there’s more to life–more to existence–than the simple “eat-sleep-die” cycle that others claim as the main point in living.
Are these mere chemical reactions to environmental stimuli?
Modern scientific thought would have you believe that those things that can’t be seen, measured and, ultimately, explained simply do not exist.
But you know better. Because you’ve felt it.
I believe we’re more that just animals reacting to life’s random events through instinct. I believe that we’re all created in the image of God, and that privilege grants us spiritual insight to the unseen events and entities that surround us. I believe we each have a soul that resonates and harmonizes with the spiritual world that surrounds us.
My writing acknowledges the existence of that something more–something unseen–which surrounds us all and, whether we believe it or not, influences our lives. Although the stories I write are works of fiction, the things that influence the characters and events within them are things I believe exist in some way or another.
I don’t write stories about spiritual beings and their interaction with flesh-and-blood people just because I think they’re trendy or cool; I write them because of the ring of truth that I discern when writing them. I want you to be entertained by what I write, but rest assured, I actually believe that the spiritual realm exists, and that its influence is far more significant in our lives than we know–or are comfortable to admit.
You may or may not believe as I do. Regardless of your worldview, I welcome you to my website and hope that, even if I fail to strike that chord in your soul, you’ll at the very least be able to suspend your disbelief in a way that allows you to be entertained.
Here’s what you can expect to find here, either now or in the not-too-distant future:
The Raven’s Quill is my author’s blog, filled with writing and authoring stuff, book reviews, and anything else I feel like sharing. I will try to keep it all related to subjects of interest to readers and writers, but I have been known to digress….
The Casebook of Doctor Frederick Greene is a serial adventure of supernatural suspense that I plan to publish in episodes of under one thousand words once or twice a week. I’m not ready to begin publishing yet, but I will certainly make a big fuss over it when I do, so you’re not likely to miss it.
Until I begin releasing the episodes, you can find updates on my progress on the Casebook page.
Works in Progress
I’ll be posting the progress on my various works-in-progress as well. Novels, short stories, and, yes, The Casebook too.
Give Me Feedback
This website is as much for you as it is for me, so please let me know what you think. There’s a handy contact form you can use, and I’m on Twitter as @RNAdams2. Or, leave a comment anywhere you like. Either way, I look forward to reading your thoughts.