David's interview with Books-and-Authors.net

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David Maring is a retired circuit judge who has combined his legal experience, military training, and biblical knowledge to create an exciting story of international intrigue, devil worship, and nuclear confrontation. He is currently working on Megiddo, which is the third book in this series. The first novel, The Serpent's Seed, received recognition in literary competition. The writing was described as brilliant and was favorable compared to Dan Brown's writings.


Books-And-Authors.net: Where did you grow up and was reading and writing a part of your life? Who were your earliest influences and why?:

David Maring: My teacher in the sixth grade changed my life. She sparked a love of reading in me. That spark ignited a love of history and politics. As a result, I read every history and political book, both fiction and non-fiction in my school library. After that source was exhausted, I rode my bike three miles from the country into town where I read everything there that interested me.


Books-And-Authors.net:  Why do you write?

David Maring: The reason I write historical fiction is to have people understand cultures that existed in another age. I write thrillers to expose readers to the current political climate and show them the historical reasons why the current events are occurring.


Books-And-Authors.net: Tell us a little about your novel The Mullahs.

David Maring: The Mullahs is the second novel in a trilogy. It is about international political intrigue with an Armageddon twist. While the action takes place in Washington, Iran, Israel, Yemen, and North Korea, the magnet that attracts the powers of the earth is the grave of the Apostle John. It is rumored that the original manuscript of Revelation was buried with him. And that the script does not use symbols, but instead sets forth exactly what will bring the powers of the earth to Megiddo.


Books-And-Authors.net: Who is  Professor William Weston ?

David Maring: Professor William Weston is a biblical archaeologist who is also a Marine Corps intelligence officer. The dig at the site of Apostle Jon’s tomb is not what it appears; for the professor is acting on orders from the Pentagon.

Books-And-Authors.net: The Mullahs is the second novel in a trilogy that explores the current geopolitical crisis and the rise of Islamic terrorism. Do readers need to read the first book The Serpent's Seed to understand The Mullahs?

David Maring: My novel, The Mullahs, stands on its own. Although you do not need to read The Serpent’s Seed first, it would be better to do so.



Books-And-Authors.net: Hollywood calls and asks you to cast The Mullahs.  - Who do you cast and why?  

David Maring: If Hollywood called, I would think that I had died and gone to heaven. My choice of actors would be Tommy Lee Jones, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman and Amy Adams.


Books-And-Authors.net:  What do you know now as a multi-published author you did not know before you were published?  

David Maring: Since the publication of my three novels, I have learned the importance of e-books and the power of social media.

Books-And-Authors.net: What was the last book you read?

David Maring: I am reading the many novels by Wilbur Smith. He was raised in Southern Africa and his historical novels are similar to Michener.

Books-And-Authors.net: What's next?

David Maring: The third installment of the trilogy is a novel titled Megiddo. Once again you will have Professor William Weston and his assistance, Rachael, involved in a whirlpool of international intrigue. The expected date of publication is 2013.