Today we welcome author Carole Towriss to 3 Questions Wednesday.
(1) What is your favorite book? [Bible excluded]
Carole: Right now, my favorite book is Excavating Kirjath-Sepher’s Ten Cities: A Palestine Fortress from Abraham’s Day to Nebuchadnezzar’s. (Wow, that makes me sound like such a nerd.) But I write biblical fiction, and this was a book I bought for research as it is the setting for my current wip. It was written in 1934 by Dr. Kyle Grove, who accompanied (and funded) the archaeologist William Albright on his digs of the ancient city of Debir. But it’s the way he writes—with such love and awe for not only the site, the history, the people he works with and the people who lived around the site, but especially for Christ Himself, that make this work so incredibly amazing. Everything is tied up in Christ, which is the way biblical archaeology was then, as opposed to now, where they basically try to debunk the Bible.
(2) If you could walk into any book, what literary character would you want to be?
Carole: I would love to be any character who hung around Moses, Joshua and Caleb.
(3) If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Carole: Right now, Italy. My oldest daughter is there for a semester abroad and I really miss her!
Thanks, Carole, for joining us on 3 Questions Wednesday! Leave a comment for a chance to win Carole’s book, By the Waters of Kadesh, in print, e book or audio, winners choice.
Kamose, once Egypt’s most trusted soldier, no longer has a country to serve or king to protect. Moses insists God has a plan for him, but Kamose is not so sure. Tirzah’s cruel husband died shortly after they left Egypt. She escaped his brutality, but now she’s alone, and once they reach their new land, how will she survive? Gaddiel, Tirzah’s brother-in-law, is chosen as one of the twelve spies sent to scout out Canaan. He’s supposed to go in, get information and come back, but all he really wants is to bring down Joshua.
Carole Towriss grew up in beautiful San Diego, California. Now she and her husband live just north of Washington, DC. In between making tacos and telling her four children to pick up their shoes for the third time, she reads, writes, watches chick flicks and waits for summertime to return to the beach. Her first novel, In the Shadow of Sinai, released November 1. You can find her at http://www.CaroleTowriss.com.
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