Inspirations By Katheryn

A BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF BIBLICAL HISTORICAL NOVELS

Titus: The Aristocrat – 99c pre-publication

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Then below that is how I write biblical historical novels.

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 Crooked investors in Corinth, pirates in Crete, barbarians in Dalmatia.  How does Titus handle them all with his posh upbringing?

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1 ~ I Am Titus……………………………………………………… 1

   2 ~ The Earthquake……………………………………………. 11

3 ~ Masks………………………………………………………….. 22

4 ~ Stephan……………………………………………………….. 35

13 ~ Plague……………………………………………………….. 47

5 ~ The Ghost…………………………………………………….. 57

6 ~ The Undead………………………………………………….. 67

7 ~ Discovery……………………………………………………… 76

8 ~ Turning Point……………………………………………….. 86

9 ~ Ammonius……………………………………………………. 96

10 ~ Ice Queen…………………………………………………. 106

11 ~ The Return……………………………………………….. 116

12 ~ Goddesses………………………………………………… 128

14 ~ The Apostle Paul……………………………………….. 138

15 ~ A New Reality……………………………………………. 149

16 ~ Challenges………………………………………………… 158

17 ~ Confusion…………………………………………………. 167

18 ~ Failure……………………………………………………… 176

19 ~ The Temple……………………………………………….. 186

20 ~ Astonishments………………………………………….. 197

21 ~ Unspeakable…………………………………………….. 207

22 ~ The Meeting………………………………………………. 217

23 ~ Cries for Help……………………………………………. 227

24 ~ Chloe……………………………………………………….. 238

25 ~ Untouchables……………………………………………. 248

26 ~ The Letter…………………………………………………. 258

27 ~ Turns and Twists………………………………………. 269

28 ~ False Apostle…………………………………………….. 278

29 ~ Real Apostle……………………………………………… 290

30 ~ Face-Off……………………………………………………. 299

31 ~ Confusion…………………………………………………. 309

  32 ~ The Impossible………………………………………….. 320

33 ~ Groping……………………………………………………. 330

34 ~ Needed…………………………………………………….. 340

35 ~ Brothers…………………………………………………… 351

36 ~ Aftermath…………………………………………………. 360

   37 ~ Of Pirates & Priestesses……………………………… 371

38 ~ Messages………………………………………………….. 381

40 ~ Breaking Away………………………………………….. 400

41 ~ Fame……………………………………………………….. 410

42 ~ Surprises………………………………………………….. 421

43 ~ Miracles……………………………………………………. 430

44 ~ Homecomings……………………………………………. 440

45 ~ The Attack………………………………………………… 450

46 ~ Change of Plans………………………………………… 460

47 ~ Discoveries……………………………………………….. 469

48 ~ To the Ends of the Earth…………………………….. 478

JUST WHAT IS A BIBLICAL HISTORICAL NOVEL?

It definitely is not adding to the Bible. That would be sacrilegious and disloyal to God who told us just exactly what he wanted us to know. I have too much respect for the Bible.

A biblical historical novel is a COMMENTARY IN NARRATIVE FORM. I spend an average of 300 hours researching for each novel I write.

What I do is give A POSSIBLE PREVIOUS LIFE to the Bible character that might have caused him to do and say what the Bible says he did and said. All my novels begin in the character’s youth, sometimes even their childhood. I sometimes add what their attitudes may have been at their death as a result of their earlier encounter with God.

(By far the most difficult death scene I ever wrote is what Stephen’s thoughts may have been as a young deacon, possibly 29 years old, leaving behind a wife and small children. I struggled with that and walked the floor for two days before writing it.)

Yes, in some ways I play PSYCHOLOGIST. I try to convey how the character possibly grew spiritually through the years before the events we read of in the Bible.

I also play SOCIOLOGIST. I research each city the character lived in or even traveled through, along with the ancient highways that existed then. I learn the languages spoken, the street layout (from archaeological digs), who the magistrates were then, how they dressed, what they ate, what form of transportation they used, what other religions were prevalent there, who the country’s king was, what wars were they involved in at the time, etc.

I play LINGUIST. As I study deeply into the Bible account, I look up major words in the original Hebrew or Greek. Translators do not have the luxury of doing more than giving a single English word. If they gave a phrase for each word translated, the Bible would be zillions of pages long and we’d have to carry it in a wheelbarrow. For example, when the Bible says the soldiers took Jesus up the hill of Golgotha, the word “took” in Greek is to carry like a bowl.

I try to both educate and entertain.

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