Back Matter - Handful of Demons is a purely fictional story about the very real battle we fight daily against Satan and his demons. God calls His trusted servant, Witt Gregory, to intervene in the life of a pastor who's losing the battle and destined to destruction. But there's one problem . . . Witt discovers Pastor Edward's wife, Casey, is the love of his youth. And the only woman he's ever loved. Beset and vulnerable, she'd his for the taking . . . At the cost of Edward's soul.
What is your genre? “Christian fiction doesn’t describe it adequately, since that genre can cover everything from Biblical stories with fictional details, to a murder mystery with a main character who prays occasionally. My genre could best be described as “honest, contemporary Christian fiction.” God always has an active role in the plot.”
Why are you drawn to this particular style? “I feel uniquely qualified (for a pastor’s wife) to write on the things that beset women, having been on both sides of the fence. I’ve experienced, first hand, the awesome redemptive power of God in my life. I’ve lived through an abusive marriage, divorce, and the death of a child. But I have no desire to dwell on the negative. God created us to be winners.”
How many books have you written? Had published or self-published? “I’ve completed four novels. “Handful of Demons” is my debut novel, released in July of 2012. The sequel, “Devil’s Digs” is slated for the spring of 2013. They’re all love/Christian stories. God knows I’m a hopeless romantic, and He’s allowed me to include a generous amount of mortal love in my stories.”
Share something about your writing life. “I’ve written for major magazines, mostly on clocks. (Clockmaking is a family trade) I wrote a correspondence course on clock repair, and for a time, a column for syndication. Music, poetry . . . you name it. I've written it. But I had no passion until . . . I married and served in the ministry beside my husband for a few years. That’s when I knew what I was called to do. Unfortunately, there was no time to write. Being in the ministry is a full-time job. I had to wait until retirement.
Which authors do you most admire? “A few short years into the ministry a lady joined our church who had her own ministry in spiritual warfare. She introduced me to Frank Peretti’s work. I devoured “This Present Darkness” and “Piercing the Darkness” and have been a great admirer of his ever since. I’m humbled and more than flattered my work has been compared to his.”
If we know each other, share how we met, and what interests we share. “Although I’m not immersed in the Jewish culture, I have a great love for the Jewish people. In our churches we always attempted to observe their religious holidays in some small way. The love I feel is so strong, sometimes I think I must have some Jewish genes, but there is a total lack of evidence of this in my family history. Then I realize it’s because they’re my Father’s Chosen People. I’ll never forget the time we celebrated a Jewish holiday with a church dinner. Each lady brought a Jewish dish. The ladies who had been assigned Matzo balls realized too late they didn’t have the proper ingredients. They substituted most things, thinking we wouldn’t know the difference. We knew . . . because they were like small stones…Totally inedible. I’m still looking forward to having some good Matzo balls someday!”
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Lynne Wells Walding spent more than twenty-five years in the full-time Christian ministry. She wrote many of the praise and worship songs for their services, served as pianist, co-worship leader, and minister to women. She and her pastor husband are now retired and live in the Piney Woods of East Texas with their dog, Sarah. There they enjoy frequent visits from children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
She writes a blog called "The
is Real" . . . an exposé of
Satan's bag of tricks. And is a member of ACFW (American Christian Fiction
Writers), where she's currently serving on a panel of judges in a writing
Drawing from her years in the ministry, her greatest passion is writing novels to demonstrate the spiritual battle we all face daily, and the power of Jesus Christ to overcome the Enemy.
MaryLu Tyndall, best-selling author of the Legacy of the King’s Pirates series wrote: WE ARE SURROUNDED BY INVISIBLE ENEMIES who are out to destroy our lives, our marriages, and our happiness. Don’t believe me? Handful of Demons may convince you otherwise. With this unique blend of the movies Ghostbusters and The Exorcist, Ms. Walding crafts a story that rivals C. S. Lewis’s Screwtape Letters, a story that allows the reader a peek into a realm beyond our five senses but a realm that is no less real. This book deals with so many topics and in such a real way—love, betrayal, marriage, spiritual warfare, sacrifice, pride, fear, and more—that I had a hard time putting it down each night! A refreshing and poignant look at a subject rarely addressed in Christian fiction.”
Readers have said: That they can’t put it down. But my most treasured statements come from people who've gained knowledge into Satan’s agenda for the believer and non-believer alike. I’ve been told the story is poignant, funny, and scary all at the same time. To learn more or purchase a book, I'd love for you to visit me at lynnewellswalding.com.