Friday, June 29, 2018
Ray Keating takes listeners along for one of his personal brainstorming sessions. Right now, he is wrestling with how to start up and run a blog that will actually make some money.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Stephen Grant - Former CIA Operative and Current Pastor - Back to Face Dangers at a Local Comic-Con in HEROES AND VILLAINS
Heroes and Villains is the first short story from award-winning novelist Ray Keating, and it ranks as another exciting thriller. Stephen Grant, pastor at St. Mary’s Lutheran Church on Long Island, a former Navy SEAL and onetime CIA operative, must confront violence springing from a toxic mixture of pop culture and ideological extremism.
Of course, many people think of Grant as a hero. At various times defending the Christian Church and the United States over the years, he has journeyed across the nation and around the world. But now Grant finds himself in an entirely unfamiliar setting – a comic book, science fiction and fantasy convention. But he still joins forces with a unique set of heroes in an attempt to foil a villainous plot against one of the all-time great comic book writers and artists.
Heroes and Villains: A Pastor Stephen Grant Short Story comes on the heels of Keating’s just-released Reagan Country: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel, which takes readers on a wild ride from the Reagan Presidential Library in California to the White House to a Russian Orthodox monastery to the Kremlin, while also providing a salute to the legacy of Ronald Reagan.
Ray Keating said, “With Heroes and Villains and Reagan Country being released so close together, I hope that readers have great fun spending this summer with Pastor Stephen Grant. I think these two adventures will fit quite nicely on everyone’s summer reading list.”
In fact, one Amazon reviewer said the following about Reagan Country: “Another fun Keating read, perfect escapism fiction, great for the beach or vacation.”
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Keating’s previous Pastor Stephen Grant thrillers/mysteries – Lionhearts, Wine Into Water, Murderer’s Row, The River, An Advent For Religious Liberty, Root of All Evil? and Warrior Monk – have received widespread praise.
Heroes and Villains: A Pastor Stephen Grant Short Story and Reagan Country: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel are available in trade paperback and for the Kindle from Amazon.com and signed books at raykeatingonline.com
Review copies, and author interviews and appearances are available upon request.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Ray Keating talks about trends in the book industry, and what that means for readers, authors and entrepreneurs. There are challenges and opportunities, and it’s all about hard, but enjoyable work in the end.
Monday, June 11, 2018
Based on his experience as a newspaper columnist and novelist, Ray Keating points out that writers should be open to finding stories and story ideas at all times and in all places.
Monday, June 4, 2018
Ray Keating talks about riding the creative wave in writing and in business, and offers some practical advice on how to avoid being dragged down by the undertoe during periods of waning creativity.
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