Welcome to Worldbuilders, a series of guest posts and interviews by my fellow authors of Christian speculative fiction. Today’s interview is with John J. Zelenski, author of The Journal of Ezekiel Walker and Walker’s Vale.
Next week, we will chat with Keith Robinson, author of the Origins Trilogy and the Tartarus Chronicles.
Now let’s talk to John!
Tony: Before we get into your book and your writing, I have to ask you the most important personal question a person could ever ask:
Coffee or Tea?
John: Definitely tea, but iced and sweet please.
Tony: 67yTell us about your writing process. Do you write with a pen, typewriter or computer? Do you listen to music? How often do you write?
Tony: Tell us about your newest book. Make us want to read it.
John: My newest book is titled, The Journal of Ezekiel Walker, which is actually a prequel to my debut, Walker’s Vale. It gives a background and history of the strange, country town of Walker’s Vale, Pennsylvania. It also focuses on a young Ezekiel Walker who is thrust into the battle between the forces of good and evil. Let’s say Mr. Walker has an opportunity to look the devil straight in the eye!
John: The character I can relate most to is James Cooper in Walker’s Vale. He is the main protagonist in my story and is very complex. At heart, he’s the kind of guy you’d like to have as a best friend. Sincere, loyal, and motivated to do the right thing. At times, however, he makes stupid decisions based on feelings and the momentary. He’s troubled in the sense that he knows the truth, but he needs hard proof to justify his reasons for believing. Tends to blame himself a lot too for things that he has no control over.
Tony: What is your current WIP?
John: My current project is tentatively titled, The Third Chamber. It is almost nearing the half-way point and involves a love story that defies time and boundaries. It explores the depth that two people will go through to find each other, even if separated on two different planes. It also touches on the gift of salvation from God himself and what it really means to be “saved.”
John: My next project might be involvement in the production phase of Walker’s Vale, the film. Right now it is churning its way through the pre-production phase. I have teamed with Allegentsia Productions in Hollywood CA and the extremely talented team of Jon and Sharelle Hall. The script has been written by the masterful Paul A. Rose Jr. so good things are on the way.