Did I Correctly Predict the Creation of a Bible/Koran Hybrid?

Did I Correctly Predict the Creation of a Bible/Koran Hybrid?

I saw this article this morning, and my eyes widened. If you read The Tenth Plague, my second thriller, you are familiar with my fictional parallel Bible that combines the Bible and the Koran (by the way, Koran is Webster’s first preference for the word). Wow. Somebody just published a book just like that called The Qur’an with References to the Bible. According to the Religion News Service, “The new translation shows more than 3,000 parallels between the two religious texts in a split-page format. The top of each page is the English translation of the Quran, and the bottom shows the analogous biblical verses, from the New Revised Standard Version — which  account for 40 percent of the book.” Wow! That’s exactly what I had in mind, and in my novel it was a controversial project, to be sure. Some would see such a project as seeking to create legitimacy for the…

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Author Talk and Book Signing at Florence County Library

Author Talk and Book Signing at Florence County Library

You’re invited to an author talk and book signing with me tomorrow, May 7, at Florence County Library in Florence, Wisconsin. I’ll discuss the writing process and describe my research of the true UP mining tragedy that provided inspiration for my second novel, The Tenth Plague. I’ll have an author’s Q&A, so be sure to bring your questions. Light refreshments will be provided.

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