High Is the Eagle, Kane Legacy Series #3High Is the Eagle, Kane Legacy Series #3
Al Lacy, JoAnna Lacy
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* Faith and courage are tested in the midst of the Mexican-American War! General Zachary Taylor sends Alamo, Alex, and Abel Kane home to rest, but it's soon evident that Mexico plans to attack. Returning to battle, the brothers come face-to-face with death and realize they need far more than mere bravery. A riveting series finale! 304 pages, softcover from Multnomah.
     

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“People often ask us how we work together to produce our novels,” says Al Lacy of the husband and wife historical fiction writing team, “and how we manage to come up with such a variety of story ideas.” Al says he and JoAnna pray continually for fresh story lines to come to their minds, and they are amazed at the ideas that surface in frequent plot outline discussions. Their forty-year-plus marriage has taught them what teamwork means.  Their series include: A Place Called Home Series,  Battles in Destiny, Dreams of Gold Series, Frontier Doctors Trilogy, Orphan Trains Trilogy, Shadow of Liberty,Series, Angel of Mercy Series, Hannah of Fort Bridger Series,Journeys of a Stranger Series and the  Mail Order Brides Series.

Favorite Verse: I Corinthians 1:18 (KJV) - "For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God."

 

 Our Interview with Al and JoAnna Lacy

1.   How did you come up with the concept for High is the Eagle?

 

    I recall an Indian brave I read about in history whose name

    was High Eagle.   Then I read much in the Bible about eagles,

    including Isaiah 40:31, Deuteronomy 32:11, Exodus 19:4,

    Proverbs 23:5 and 30:19, Jeremiah 49:16, and other Scriptures

    where eagles are mentioned. 

 

    Also, I have read several books about eagles, where I learned

    that eagles fly higher than other birds.

 

2.  How closely is High is the Eagle based on your life experiences? 

 

    Very close.  As depicted in the novel, JoAnna and I show that

when a person leads a lost sinner to the Lord, the blessing is so great, that it is like flying high as an eagle.  We know this from personal experience. 

 

3.  How long did High is the Eagle take you to complete?

 

    Four months.  The synopsis took three weeks, the outline took five weeks, and the manuscript took eight weeks. 

 

4.  Do you have a favorite character in High is the Eagle?  Why?

 

    Yes.  Alamo Kane.  The reason is, that in the story, Alamo Kane was a tremendous soul winner.  He loved bringing people to Jesus Christ, and his joy was so tremendous each time, that he was depicted as flying high as an eagle each time he brought a sinner to the Saviour. 

 

5.  What are some of the challenges you face as an author?

 

    So much of what JoAnna and I write is taken from history...

especially the nineteenth century.  We are challenged in our own hearts to stay as close to true history as possible, though what we write is fiction. 

 

6.  What aspects of being a writer do you enjoy the most?

 

    I enjoy coming up with fresh, new ideas for stories that make our novels captivating, and putting them together well, so the readers have a hard time laying the books down.  I wrote secular  novels for a few years before the Lord opened the door for me to write Christian novels.  What a joy both JoAnna and I have coming up with events and opportunities in the stories to exalt our Lord Jesus Christ. 

 

7.  Are there any new projects on the horizon?

 

    Oh, yes.  Right now the WaterBrook Multnomah Group has ideas  for three new series that we have given them... and we have PLENTY more to give them later.

 

8.  Who was the person who influenced you the most with your writing? 

 

    There were two authors of Westerns that influenced me the most, in causing me to become a fiction author... Zane Grey and Louis L’Amour.  

 

9.  What advice would you give to a person trying to become a fiction writer? 

 

That person must first be a READER.  He or she must also love to make up stories on their own.  In both high school and college, I had English and literature teachers who saw the ability in me, and the love for writing, and they encouraged me to become a writer.  It worked!   

 

10. What message would you like your readers to take away from

High is the Eagle?  

 

    Whatever right and good things you believe and stand for, although you are sometimes opposed, stick by them, and like Alamo Kane, you will come out with a victorious life that is a blessing to others.  

 

11. What is your greatest achievement?  

 

    JoAnna and I have seen our books have an effect on many lives for the cause of Christ.  So many Christians have contacted us to tell us how our books have drawn then closer to the Lord, and caused them to better trust His Word.  This has been a wonderful achievement.  But the best achievement is that we have been contacted by so many readers who have told us that because we have the gospel and the plan of salvation in our books, they have received the Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour.  Hallelujah!

 

12. What is your goal or mission as a writer? 

 

    When I wrote secular fiction, my goal was to give my readers stories that they enjoyed, and to cause them to want to buy all the novels I would write.  As JoAnna and I write our Christian novels, this goal is

still right there... but from what I wrote in answer to question number 11, our greatest goal is to affect our readers with the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ, Himself. 

 

13. What do you do to get away from it all? 

 

    We are too busy to be able to do that!  

 


 

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