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He had always looked down on those who partook and pedaled drugs which claimed the lives of many in the streets. Now Kerby Wilson finds himself duped by his own pride and going down a very desperate path of his own. Distraught over the death of his parents and, the murder of a fellow police officer, Kerby alienates those closest to him, pushing them away-his wife, brother, police force buddies and old friends. As the bottom falls out of his life and darkness consumes his soul, he sells all that he holds dear for an elusive state of peace.
Herby, Kerby’s identical twin brother is angry with Kerby for turning on his family, friends, and the police force and for going down this destructive path. As his heart hardens and he is caught up in his own battle of resentment and bitterness, he tries to shut Kerby out. But Rene, his God-fearing wife won’t allow that to happen. Instead she continually appeals to his conscience, reminding him of God’s unfailing love and Kerby’s need for his help.
When Kerby uses his past identity as a police officer to rob the biggest drug dealer in Philly, a price is put on his head. Learning of Kerby’s latest antics, Herby, family and friends are challenged to push past their struggles to help keep him alive and break free of his addiction.
Where does your inspiration for your characters come from?
Many of my characters are real or should I say are inspired by real people (Mo-Mo in particular). For the most part though, the characters are versions of myself… where I was, where I am and where I strive to be. Almost all the characters are named after people who have been, in some way, special in my life, contributing in some way to who I am and I wanted to honor them in this way.
What are you hoping readers take from your book?
If you were to write a book about a controversial topic, what would it be?
The Segregation in the Body of Christ… or, maybe something dealing with the “religious spirit” in the Body of Christ.
Most writers have a process or method for writing their books, what is yours?
I write a lot of dialogue because I want the reader to have a sense of presence, like you’re right there experiencing the story yourself. Then I try and be as descriptive in the moments…
What is your favorite genre of books?
Used to be autobiographies… now… books that help you understand the Christ lifestyle.
Are you an avid or occasional reader?
What are two things you want your readers to know about you?
That I am sincere, that I am human and still struggle with life, that I am an optimist with eternal hope! There is always hope… always!
If you could interview one of your favorite authors, who would it be? Why?
Wow… Watchman Nee… my favorite of all time. I would like to have known his thoughts on total surrender and holiness living in today’s society.
What is or was your dream job?