Thirteen year old Drew Newman becomes involved with several unusual strangers after he swears to his dying mother that he will find a lost mysterious journal, including two men of The Brotherhood of the Holy Chalice, and a stranger who invades his home and is later revealed to be the Guardian of the Holy Grail. All are looking for this same journal. To protect him his father sends Drew to his Grandpa Ian who possibly has the journal and who lives close to the probable location of the treasure.
Drew with his companions, and his cousin Zea races to recover the journal that Grandpa Ian says is the key to recovering the lost treasure of the Knights Templar and to finding the mysterious Holy Grail, pursued by the deadly Brotherhood. Grandpa Ian tells Drew the scar on Drew's hand came from touching the journal when he was younger. Which means Drew is a candidate for the guardianship of the Grail. He is kidnapped to an island where he learns more and meets a girl named Desiree who says she is a candidate for the guardian too since she has the mark on her hand as well.
Drew must decide who is right, his Grandpa or Desiree. Will Drew find the journal? Will he become the Guardian of the Holy Grail? Read Guardian to find the answers to these questions.:)
2. Would you please outline for our readers the steps you took to get Guardian published?
Fair enough. But I was tired of working on it, and set it aside for a month or so. I opened my email and saw a note from her about something different. At the end of the email, she said, “Oh, by the way, your book is scheduled to come out in June, 2009.” To say I was flabbergasted was an understatement! I wondered what had changed. She told me that she had left the manuscript lying about her house, and her grandson, a vociferous reader, picked it up, read it, and loved it. I signed a contract the end of October, 2008.
3. What kind of publicity is your publisher giving you to publicize your book, Guardian? Do you have any book signings planned?
4. Do you plan on giving away anything related to the book to the people at your book signings?
5. I noticed as I was reading your bio information that you stopped writing after high school. Did you write while you were in college?
6. You have written both fiction and non-fiction. Of the two which did you enjoy writing more? Why?
7. You mentioned that you are planning to expand your short story “My Name is Bib” into a full young adult novel. Would you please outline the steps you will take to do this?
8. When you decided to go back to writing how hard was it for you to start writing seriously? Did you take any courses to help you?
9. Please describe for our readers the process you use when you write.
10. Do you have an agent? Do you think new authors need an agent?
11. I noticed you are writing chapter books. Are you doing this on your own or for a specific publisher?
12. Recently you had a series of blog posts about critique groups. Do you belong to one and do you think that they help with the writing process?
13. When you start to write a novel what do you think of first, the characters or the plot?
14. This is the last question. You have written for a Catholic publication and yet you write fantasy. Do you incorporate parts of your religious beliefs into your fantasies?