More Q & A with Author Timothy Klein
In that little blurb I posted could you explain for me this sentenceAs for heresy, I guess you haven't gotten to the "surprise" yet.
"He also employes a slightly unique POV and enjoys mixing in a little of his own brand of theology (some might say heresy). " I am 1/2 way through the novel and seen Scripture and all that but:
Regarding the POV, I originally started the book from Mark's POV. But I soon discovered that Jeni was more interesting and that Sarah was struggling with major issues herself. Thus I shifted to a third person omniscient narrator. But I'm kind of an intrusive smart-aleck narrator. One potential editor was so offended that he quit in disgust. Of course, he had read three-fourths of the book before he figured this out. I think the real problem had more to due with his drinking style rather than my writing style (seriously!) The other editors were fine with it but pushed me to move part of the story to an appendix.
Along this line, I also found that aviators provide a much different kind of feedback than "normal" readers! In fact, that's why there is a prologue; the pilots wanted more and more background. One of the first pilots to read the initial draft said, "It's the best novel I've ever read, but you couldn't really convert a Beech 18 into a bomber." Okay, I may not have quoted him verbatim, but his only concern was the plausibility of actually building the plane. He was shocked to learn that Beech built over 1500 of them during WWII.
what is your church background
what is your brand of theology
how did you develop your brand of theology
also you didn't say anything about your Dad, in the blurb is there a reason?
Can you share anything about your Dad?
Do you and your wife have children or grandchildren?
Have any of them taken a liking to flying as you do?
Do you belong to any aviator clubs ?
Trivia question: How much would a used, but in excellent condition, four seat, 120mph, airplane cost? Answer at the end.
What planes do you own, hope to own, would absolutely love to own?
So we bought a Cessna Cardinal: sleek, four seats, reasonably fast and not too expensive. Then baby number three came along, (you'd think a CPA would know how to read a calendar?) So we sold the Cardinal and found a six seater to "borrow." I wanted another fun plane, so I bought another Citabria.
However, the tandem seating, (the passenger sits behind the pilot), didn't work well with three kids so we sold it. Now, I'm letting a friend keep his Cessna 172 in our hangar. I pay for my own gas and I can fly it whenever I want. He pays the rest of the bills. Again, how do you argue with that?
Of course, I'm hoping to sell enough books to buy my own Ellen Jane (Beech AT-11.) They're only around $200K, how hard could it be?
Do you show your planes at air shows or just personal pleasure?
Answer to trivia question: depends on the details but you can get a really nice plane for $25-35,000; extra nice: $40-50,000.
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/timothy.klein.338
Goodreads author page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6445956.Timothy_Klein
Publish date: 7/9/2012
Publisher: Stearman Press LLC