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

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Stories that make you think.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. San Diego, California, my hometown.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Believe it or not, the Eagles "Hotel California"; "It is Well with My Soul," and any choral arrangements by Beethoven.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. I over use the word "look;" and the phrase, "he turned."

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. My kids--all adults now.

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