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Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Charisma House
Publication Date: 2008
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Eric J. Reinhold is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. The former officer in the Navy Supply Corps writes extensively for a variety of national financial publications in his position as a certified financial planner® and president of Academy Wealth Management. His passion for writing a youth fantasy novel was fueled by nightly impromptu storytelling to his children and actively serving in the middle and high school programs at First Baptist Sweetwater Church in Longwood, Florida. Eric is also the founder of two foundations, Character 4 Kids and Middle East Missions.
Located in: Longwood, FL
Submitted: February 15, 2009
Tell us a little about yourself. I was recruited to play football at the U.S. Naval Academy and graduated with a degree in Economics. I served 5 years as an officer in the Navy and earned my MBA from the University of Baltimore. I am currently the President of Academy Wealth Management and write for a number of financial magazines and newsletters. I am an adult Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Sweetwater Church in Longwood, FL, where my wife Kim and three children attend.
What was your motivation behind this project? When my daughters were younger, I created a fantasy story which I told them nightly as a bedtime story. After awhile they encouraged me to write a book so that other kids could enjoy it as well.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? My goal was to create a fantasy series the incorporated both moral character issues and biblical values. My desire is that kids would come away from my book wanting to read their Bible more.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? Instead of witches and wizards, I wanted a story to revolve around the supernatural. Angels and Demons came to mind and I've enjoyed working scripture into the story line as much as I can to get kids to think.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? I was invited to travel with 7 other authors in the fall of 2008 on the Fantasy Fiction Tour to promote the Christian Fantasy genre. The other authors were awesome: Bryan Davis, Donita K. Paul, Wayne Thomas Batson, L. B. Graham, Jonathan Rogers and Sharon Hinck.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: Book 2 in my series, "Ryann Watters and the Shield of Faith," will be available in May of 2009 and I am currently at work on "Ryann Watters and the Belt of Truth," with a goal of May 2010. My blog has updates on the projects: ryannwatters.blogspot.com and my website has ongoing contests and other fun stuff: ryannwatters.com Blessings!