Featured Interview With Michael Paul
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
Hi, my name is Michael. I was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, and currently live in the Raleigh, North Carolina area. I moved to Raleigh after leaving the active-duty military. I have a 1.5-year-old golden retriever named Finley who was initially trained as a service dog. I plan to train him as a therapy dog and take him to hospitals and nursing homes post-COVID.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
That’s a good question. I don’t know. But there is a picture of me sitting with a leg crossed and reading a newspaper at a young age. Maybe I was copying my father, but I remember loving to read since my early grades. I was blessed to have excellent English and history teachers in grade school and high school that encouraged and challenged me. Journaling during an illness in the 4th-grade likely developed my love for writing.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis have been mentors for the Cornerstone series of books. Many spiritual, history and fiction authors fill my bookshelves. For fiction, I love to read historical fiction and fantasy.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
Cornerstone The King is tagged as ‘Lord of the Rings Meets a Medieval Love Story.’ I attempted to mix historical fiction with epic fantasy at a pace that turns the page and where chapters build upon each other. The top layer of the book is a love story. The other layers include mystery, political intrigue, and spiritual matters.
A fiery bond.
Battles against demons.
Chased by relic hunters, Jeremiah and Jameela evade until confronted by a decision.
What is more important: love or freedom?
Lord of the Rings meets a medieval love story in an epic fantasy quest to return the legendary stone.
Uncover the mysteries behind the bishop’s murder and the queen’s secret.
Witness the climactic ending where Jeremiah makes a terrifying choice.
Will he kill his father to stop a war?
Cornerstone The King
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