Charlie Young Discusses His New Book
Our first guest today, Charlie Young, joins us to discuss the new book that he and his sister, Cheryl Young, co-authored. They bring their childhood fantasies to life in their new historical fiction novel,
Houdini’s Last Handcuffs. This book brings the famous magician Harry Houdini to life.
In real life, Houdini’s handcuffs were displayed as part of Young’s home magic library. These are the inspiration for a part of this tale. Morris Young, the father of Charlie and Cheryl, related that story in his April 1992 article for The Linking Ring titled The Last Handcuffs. The Young siblings draw from real-life people, places, and objects to shape the story, and their passion and enthusiasm pour from every page. For more information about his sideline adventures and his life’s endeavors can be found on his website: musicmagicandmore.com.
Gerald Everett Jones Discusses His Fourteenth Novel
Our second guest today is Gerald Everett Jones, a freelance writer living in Santa Monica, California. Today, he discusses “Preacher Stalls the Second Coming,” his fourteenth novel. He has been a long-time board member of the Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC) and host of GetPublished! A Radio Podcast. He holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from the College of Letters, Wesleyan University, where he studied under novelist Peter Boynton (Stone Island). F.D. Reeve. (FILM) Fellow.
Gerald’s newest novel and the most controversial Preacher Wycliff mystery yet! Fourth in the multiple-award-winning mystery series. It starts with a crazed scientist who knocks on Evan’s door with a bizarre warning – the Deep State may be planning to fake the Second Coming of Christ with advanced virtual-reality technology. Meanwhile, a faith-healing evangelist is luring poor and homeless people to a religious retreat with promises of ample food, then urging them to prepare for the End Times by starving themselves to death. Evan can’t ignore these unbelievable stories when a young woman from his church disappears inside the cult leader’s farm. Previous novels in the Evan Wycliff series have won 9 book awards, including Mystery Gold and Silver in the New York City Big Book Awards in the same year. For more information, visit his website, geraldeverettjones.com.