Good afternoon, my dear friends. Well, here are the reviews for my blog contest of A Lever Long Enough. I have to tell you, I am gratified and humbled by all of the good responses I've had to this book so far: as of this afternoon, there are more than 150copies of the ARCs out to review sites, influencers, and others, and many many people have told me how much they enjoyed reading it.
This is God's book. There was a time about five years earlier that I dreamed simply of writing mega-bestsellers and being a *famous author* but this dream vanished with a major physical crisis, and more recently wrestling with the loss of a dear friend. I've learned that personal fame doesn't *matter*, and I'm eager now to only reflect God's Glory in any way that is opened to me. Whether Lever on amazon sells two copies or two million, I am content that I have done my best. God gets all the glory and honor and praise.
For all of you who may be interested, I am currently working on the prequel, a disaster on the space station that results in Sara's being forced to emigrate to Israel. The book is titled Nest Among the Stars, from Obadiah 1:4:
Though you soar like the eagle
and make your nest among the stars,
from there I will bring you down,
declares the Lord
Here is the blurb:
Astronauts conducting a remote drilling operation of Europa (a moon of Jupiter) discover an asteroid on a collision course with the United States.
When the European Space Agency wants to partner with the United States to build a lucrative new space station balanced between the earth and the moon, the Americans invite them to join in their next mission. But the American astronauts – the commander pilot, his twin sister an astrophysicist, and a paraplegic physician – discover in space that the two European payload specialists are not who they seem to be, and at least one may be a spy intent on sabotaging the mission. With dark plans afoot, the astrophysicist makes an even more terrifying discovery: an asteroid is moving to destroy the United States. There is no weapon that can deflect or destroy the asteroid except, perhaps, a strange Israeli satellite that seems to bend time and space. But using this satellite may prove to cause an even worse disaster than the one it is preventing...
I've been asked numerous times, what happens in the sequel!? I think I tied the ends as well as I could in Lever, although the story is certainly begging for another book. Let me just say for the sequel, I know the beginning and the end, but only have so much RAM in my tiny brain, so the story will have to await development once Nest is finished. I'm working as fast as I can!
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