Alton Gansky

Alton Gansky: Alton Gansky is the author of twenty published novels and six nonfiction works. A Christy Award finalist (for A Ship Possessed) and an Angel Award winner (for Terminal Justice), he is a frequent speaker at writer's conferences and other speaking engagements. Alton brings an eclectic background to his writing: he has been a firefighter, and he spent ten years in architecture and twenty-two years in pulpit ministry. He now writes full-time from his home in southern California where he lives with his wife.

Books by this Author

A suspenseful yet touching story of a Civil war Bible that pops up again and again over a century and shapes the very history of the nation. This rich and involving historical and archeological thriller begins as a Union soldier, Tate, shoots a Confederate preacher known as the Bell Messenger and is bequeathed a worn Bible by the dying man. Tate's historical narrative parallels the contemporary story of John Brandon, who has just graduated college in 2000 and received the very same Bible,...

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Stories that make you think.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Reading magazines and books; working in my wood shop when I have time.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. My kids--all adults now.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. A younger, smarter me.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. The phrase "exactly the same." If it is exact, then it is the same; if it is the same, then it is exact, otherwise it would only be similar.