This is a question that I get asked quite a bit (go figure). Mirrored Man is something that’s been rattling around in my head for about … like fifteen years. It’s the product of a lifetime of playing imagination games like Dungeons & Dragons (please don’t hold that against me, I assure you, I am a devout Christian. I’ve never done cosplay and I don’t have a single costume hidden in my closet … not even a Starfleet Uniform … but I do have a sword) Twilight 2000, Chutes and ladders, Traveler, Operation, Warhammer … you get the idea. In the summer of 2010, I was working at the hospital (I didn’t own my business yet) which was (barely) paying the bills, but not feeling particularly … fulfilled (for lack of a better term). One Sunday night, I was laying in bed, saying my prayers and I asked God to let me know what He wanted me to do with my life. The next day I started writing Mirrored Man.
“This was supposed to be a ‘what’ blog, not a ‘why’ blog.”
Mirrored Man is my attempt at telling an entertaining for today’s audience story that answers the question that I imagine every human being … except one about 2000 years ago … has asked themselves at one time or another. What if? What if I had done this instead of that or what if this had happened instead of that. It’s a question that none of us will ever know the answer to … unless your name happens to be George Bailey … and you’re a fictional person … in a story that someone made up called It’s a wonderful life. Well, I’m not going to tell you the whole story here if that’s what you thought was going to happen … but if that’s what got you to read this … cool! But what I will tell you is that Mirrored Man is a Jason Bourne meets It’s a wonderful life story. My main character, Commander Rob Tyler, USN (in 2010) is a Christian who has been walking the Christian walk for about ten years, ever since he was led to the Lord by his new wife, Carol. He’s about to retire from the Navy and getting involved with his church’s youth, playing on the church softball team, etc. At the time that Rob gets saved (in 2001), he’s a sniper in the elite Navy SEALs and he finds that his new-found convictions are no longer conducive with killing people for a living. So he leaves the SEALs and becomes an instructor at the Navy’s nuclear power school in South Carolina. Now, (in 2010) he’s asked to consider participating in a genetic experiment by his friend and superior officer, Captain Benny Walsh and against his better judgement and his own personal moral convictions, he agrees to participate for no other reason than it was his friend whom he trusts who asked him to do it.
Now … that’s when the story really gets interesting! So that’s all I’m gonna tell ya about it here!
Okay, fine … again!
I will tell you this … Mirrored Man is the name of the series of books that I’m writing, not a single book. It started out a single book but very quickly, it became evident that I couldn’t possibly write this story in one telling, so the first book, In the beginning is and aptly titled beginning of the story. I had to tell this story in order to tell the whole story that I wanted to. Book two, Vengeance is mine is nearly complete and almost ready for my editor (who by-the-way I would never have found had I not put my faith in God that he would provide someone to help me make it clean enough to present to an agent or publisher … and is now available on kindle in that form… if I hadn’t put it out on Amazon in its very rough, early form) and its in book two that I start the real telling of the story. Unfortunately (or fortunately for me) the story has grown to the point that I can’t necessarily see an end to the telling. So, if you like it … and you will, I promise … you’ll have a lifetime of installments to look forward to!
So, buy it on kindle, for cryin’ out loud! Its a free app that you can get on any device right there on the Mirrored Man Amazon page! Gift it to people! Tell your friends and family about it! Otherwise there won’t be a reason for me to even put the second … and third … and forth … etc. books out there!
I really do think you’ll enjoy it if you give it a try.