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Michael Jack Webb

Michael Jack Webb
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    Thrillers Suspense Mysteries Supernatural Suspense Action & Adventure Historical Fiction Christian Fiction
  • Country: United States
  • Books: 6
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  • Member Since: Dec 2019
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BIOGRAPHY

Michael Jack Webb is the author of Best Selling The Master's Quilt, and four other supernatural thrillers and one non-fiction book. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida with a BA degree in History and American and received his Juris Doctor from the same university. Over the past forty years he has travelled the world in search of adventure.
He has always been fascinated by the intersection of the supernatural, the historical, the scientific, and the Judeo-Christian worldviews. He writes stories that ignite imaginations and stir souls, edge-of-your-seat thrillers that combine those elements with fascinating characters and suspenseful plots. If you're intrigued by such things as traditional and forbidden history, the origins of demons and their influence on mankind throughout the ages, quantum physics, and the unseen war in the heavenlies between angelic forces and agents of darkness, you'll enjoy reading all of his supernatural thrillers.

Michael Jack Webb's Books

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Devil's Cauldron (The War of Men and Angels Book 2)by Michael Jack WebbPublish: Jul 14, 2020Series: The War of Men and AngelsThrillers Suspense Mysteries Supernatural Suspense Christian Fiction
The Oldest Enemy
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The Oldest Enemyby Michael Jack WebbPublish: Aug 13, 2014Thrillers Suspense Mysteries Supernatural Suspense Christian Fiction
Infernal Gates (The War of Men and Angels Book 1)
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Infernal Gates (The War of Men and Angels Book 1)by Michael Jack WebbPublish: Jun 08, 2014Series: The War of Men and AngelsThrillers Suspense Mysteries Supernatural Suspense Action & Adventure Christian Fiction more»
The Master's Quilt (Giants in the Earth Book 1)
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The Master's Quilt (Giants in the Earth Book 1)by Michael J. WebbPublish: Apr 13, 2013Series: Giants in the EarthSuspense Mysteries Historical Fiction Christian Fiction
The Nephilim Parchments (Giants in the Earth Book 2)
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The Nephilim Parchments (Giants in the Earth Book 2)by Michael J. WebbPublish: Apr 14, 2013Series: Giants in the EarthSuspense Mysteries Supernatural Suspense Christian Fiction
The Song of the Seraphim (Giants in the Earth Book 3)
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The Song of the Seraphim (Giants in the Earth Book 3)by Michael J. WebbPublish: Apr 14, 2013Series: Giants in the EarthThrillers Suspense Mysteries Supernatural Suspense Historical Fiction Christian Fiction more»

Michael Jack Webb's Series in Order

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  • The War of Men and Angels

    Devil's Cauldron (The War of Men and Angels Book 2) - Published on Jul, 2020 Infernal Gates (The War of Men and Angels Book 1) - Published on Jun, 2014
  • Giants in the Earth

    The Song of the Seraphim (Giants in the Earth Book 3) - Published on Apr, 2013 The Master's Quilt (Giants in the Earth Book 1) - Published on Apr, 2013

Michael Jack Webb's Awards and Achievements

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  • 2019 Book Viral Millennium Book Award Finalist
    2019

    The Oldest Enemy

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Michael Jack Webb interview On 17, Mar 2020

"Michael Webb is good at telling stories. He has a flair for creating interesting and unusual plots and flawed characters who come alive as you read his thrillers. Webb’s writing plunges you into the world of the supernatural and makes you think twice about what might be lurking in the shadows."
What are some of your favorite childhood memories?

The block I grew up on was full of kids my age. Several of us got together and put on plays for the other kids. We loved writing and performing dramatic and fun plays about Kings and Queens, Princes and Princesses, Dragons and other enemies of the kingdom. We built a small stage in a friend’s garage, made a curtain, and used a record player for music. We told exciting stories and had a great deal of fun living in the world of fantasy. I also built a tree fort in one of the large trees in our backyard, sold lemonade in the summer from a small stand I built, and always loved to go fishing at the Pier or at my grandfather’s lake in Central Florida.

How did you begin writing your first book?

I started thinking about writing novels as a career in my late twenties but didn’t begin working at the craft regularly until 1984. I spent the next six years researching and writing a novel that was longer than Moby Dick, War and Peace, or Atlas Shrugged. When I finished it, I proudly sent it off to an agent and received an eight page, single- spaced, typed rejection letter. I had to pay this NY Agent a fee to read the darn thing, so the rejection letter cost me a little less than $100/page. Anyway, that attempt at “The Great American Novel” eventually became a trilogy. The Master’s Quilt, The Nephilim Parchments, and Song of the Seraphim.

In what ways do you think of graduating from the University of Florida with a BA degree in History and American Studies has helped you shape into a writer?

My educational background provided the foundation for lifelong study with a variety of interests. I was in college in the very early seventies and was exposed to a diversity of ideas, thoughts, and perspectives from my professors and peers. I had one notable professor who introduced me to critical thinking and the importance examining and dissecting ideas from multiple viewpoints. His mentoring has helped me immeasurably, not only in my writing, but in my life as well.

Over the past forty years, you have traveled the world in search of adventure. What is the most adventurous thing you have done to date?

Mountain climbing was a big part of my life until I got married. I’ve climbed several fourteeners in Colorado and Washington State, a couple in the Swiss Alps, and climbed on the Matterhorn.

What do you find fascinating about the intersection of the supernatural, the historical, the scientific, and the Judeo-Christian worldviews?

The most interesting thing to me is how intricately intertwined they are. The more I research the supernatural, the more I discover how much science can be used to verify and explain the fantastical. Take light, for instance. It’s a fascinating subject. Historically, from Da Vinci to the Renaissance, to present day, artists have been fascinated with light. Science, too, has been intrigued by light and its properties. Think about advances in the past few years in laser technology. We use light for everything from lighting our homes and business, to dentistry, to photocopying, and on and on. The Bible tells us the very first thing God created was Light. I believe there’s evidence in Scripture, in ancient Talmudic writings, and other sources, that mankind was created out of light. Science is only now catching up and understanding that light is the foundation of both the seen and unseen universe. As we learn more about the nature of light we’re going to learn more about who we are, where we’re going, and what we’ll find when we get there. Along the way, we should be prepared to have our ideas about the universe and our role in it shaken to the point of awakening us to our manifest destiny. To quote Buzz Lightyear, “To Infinity and Beyond . . . .”

What inspired you to write "The Master's Quilt"? Did you expect it to become a best-seller?

Can’t say I expected The Master’s Quilt to become a bestseller, but I hoped it would. As for my inspiration, I was studying biblical history and had always been a huge fan of the movie Ben Hur. I love ancient and modern history, especially as it focuses on Israel and Middle East. I wanted to write a historical/political thriller with supernatural overtones and weave in some of my own extraordinary supernatural encounters over the years. At the time, there really wasn’t anything out there like that. Two years after I started researching and writing what became the Giants in the Earth trilogy, Frank Peretti published This Present Darkness. It became a 2.5 million copy bestseller. I knew I was on to something, but it took me five more years to complete and get published by the same publisher who published Peretti. Ironically, it wasn’t until years later, after I regained the rights and published it as an e-book, that it became a bestseller. A very long process, but worth the wait!

Who is your favorite character in the Giants in the Earth series? Who was the inspiration for this character?

Deucalion Quinctus, the Praetorian Commander in The Master’s Quilt. He’s a combination of Charlton Heston’s character in Ben Hur, a Centurion from ancient Rome, and an ordinary man caught up in extraordinary circumstances.

Infernal Gates is one well researched and well-constructed story. How much did you research while writing this book?

Spent years doing the research and compiling info from a number of eclectic sources. I’m a voracious reader and fascinated by several disciplines, including physics and the study of light, archaeology, paleontology, astronomy and astrophysics, forbidden history, the origin of demons and their impact on mankind throughout the ages, and the interaction of angels in human affairs. I also did quite a bit of geographical research for the locations. Everything in my novels has significance, down to the names of characters, the location settings, and the historical references. I want my readers to come away feeling as if they’ve eaten a ten- course meal when they finish one of my stories.

How do you make supernatural thrillers like The Oldest Enemy believable for readers?

I take the extraordinary and weave it into the context of real-life experiences. I work hard at imagining how people who encounter things they can’t explain or things that disrupt their world view respond to the unbelievable. Many of the things I write about in The Oldest Enemy happened to me or others I know. I exaggerate or expand the experiences a bit for novelistic purposes, but much of what happens in all of my novels is based upon life experiences or anecdotal testimonies of events that have been experienced by others.

Why did you choose to write in the thriller/suspense genre? Do you wish to write in some other genre?

I write what I enjoy reading. It was also the best genre to tell the stories I want to tell. I’ve always wanted to write a sequel to Ben Hur and I’m working on a serial-murder mystery with supernatural elements.

What does Michael Jack Webb's Saturday look like? What are some things you enjoy doing in your free time?

If we aren’t travelling, my wife and I enjoy movies, discovering new restaurants (we’re foodies), and spending time together doing whatever strikes our fancy.

Writing and finishing a book can take an immense amount of discipline. How do you keep yourself motivated and keep the dreaded writer's block from attacking?

Have had plenty of writer’s block over the years. My recipe for the cure is soft chocolate chip cookies, a cup of hot tea and cream, and lots of prayer. As for motivation, there always comes a point in my writing where my characters become alive. When that happens, I’m simply a scribe writing what they’re experiencing. I can’t wait to find out what happens to them next, so I’m compelled to finish their stories.

When you're not writing, what are some things you like to do for fun? Do you consider writing as more of a hobby or a job?

Writing is more than a hobby but less than a profession at this point. I hope to retire soon from my day job and build a small ranch in Jackson, WY, where I plan on writing more and travelling more. Reading and Travelling are my passions. I am also a big movie buff but prefer the classic films to what’s being made today. I get a lot of inspiration for dialogue and fight scenes from films.

What are you currently working on? When can we expect your next book?

I’m finishing Devils’ Cauldron, the sequel to Infernal Gates. Hope to have that published by summer. I’m also writing my next thriller, working title Ghost Hunter, which I hope to bring out next year. I’m also outlining and researching the third and final book featuring Ethan Freeman and Sam Weaver, Light Bringer. Not certain when that will be out, but it looks like it will be late 2022. After that, I have plans for a novel about a dragon hunter set in the middle ages. I’ve also drafted an idea for a series of six to seven interconnected historical/thriller/supernatural novels about a character based loosely upon the legend of the mythical “Wandering Jew.” The man who taunted Jesus on the way to the Crucifixion and was cursed to walk the earth until the Second Coming.

When were you first introduced to AllAuthor and how? What were your expectations coming in and did the website manage to meet them?

A fellow author and friend, Lorilyn Roberts, asked me to vote for her book cover a couple of months ago. I signed up then. Didn’t really expect anything but liked what I saw and decided to sign up.

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      • Michael Jack Webb Michael Jack Webb 7 months ago
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      • I decided I wanted to write the "Great American Novel" in my early thirties. Started writing, and it took 7 years to get my first novel published. Decided in my fifties I wanted to be a full-time author. Still working to make that happen, lol.
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    • If you could have been the original author of any book, what would it have been and why?
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      • There are two, really.

        Ben Hur. I've read the book and watched the movie--with Charlton Heston in the lead role--once a year. Saw the movie when I was in High School, and it had a life-changing impact on my life. Read the book many years later. It's such a powerful story of love, loss and redemption, conflict, and forgiveness. I aspire to write that kind of novel. It's a hard goal to live up to. One thing on my writing bucket list is my dream to write a sequel to Ben Hur. Have always been curious about what happened to him later in his life. Must admit, though, the story will be a tough act to follow.

        My choice tied for first place is the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Was introduced to the novels in Junior High, devoured them, read them again in college, and a third time in my 30's. Watched the movies several times as well. Tolkien's life work impacted me on many levels and still is one of my all time favorite trilogy. The plot and character development are extraordinary and timeless. Like Ben Hur, the story, characters, and settings have long outlived the authors imagination. This makes them timeless.

        I endeavor to write those type of stories, with characters that have depth, and plots keeping you guessing and scratching your head. When I finish a novel like these it's as if I've eaten a 5-Star, 10-course meal. I have a long way to go to achieve what J.R.R.Tolkien and Lew Wallace have done.
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      • I enjoy hearing from readers, whether directly or through reviews. The good ones encourage me, especially when I doubt myself. The ones that aren't encouraging make me wonder what specifically the reader didn't like and why. If there is enough information in a less-than desired review, I want to know if there is anything I can do to improve my writing. Sometimes, it's simply a case of the reader expecting one thing and getting another. I don't focus on the negative. I write to glorify God first, and entertain and captivate my readers second. As long as I stay focused on those to priorities, in that order, the rest works itself out.
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      • Many of the dramatic, supernatural occurrences in my stories actually happened to me in one form or another, or I've documented that they've happened to others. Having said that, there are moments when I exaggerate the supernatural encounters for literary purposes. I also incorporate a lifetime of business and personal interactions and experiences into everything I write. Many times, life is as, or more, dramatic than fiction.
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