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Answer: Physical and/or sexual abuse. As a fiercely protective father I loathe even the most remote acceptance of it in society.

Question: What are your greatest fears?

Answer: Outliving any of my kids. Dying before 75. Losing my faith. Discovering karma doesn’t exist and/or that heaven isn’t real.

Question: What is something you want to accomplish before you die?

Answer: I’d love to see one of my books promoted to the big screen… Talk about #CinderellaStory. (And visit New Zealand.)

Question: What are some of the hardest lessons you’ve learned in life?

Answer: Rumors are far more powerful than truth. Christians are often the least Christian. Good intentions are wasted on wicked people.

Question: What were you like as a child? Did you have a favorite toy?

Answer: I was a naïve, hypersensitive, people pleaser with a nasty stubborn streak. My favorite toy was a Popple named Dunker.

Question: Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?

Answer: From my dreams, failed movie scripts, and popular books with storylines I know I could easily and distinctly improve on.

Question: What comments are most impactful to you as a writer?

Answer: “Much better than expected.” I don’t mind being doubted… but I was a professional journalist for 8 years before this.

BONUS: A publisher or movie studio offers you a $1 million contract for one of your stories. The only contingency… you must spend it all in 24 hours. How do you spend it?

Answer: Medical bills ($80K). Braces for kids ($60K). Other relative/family debts ($50K). A nice car—for once ($60K). Alaskan Cruise package for my parents ($9999.995). House in Colorado or Oregon ($470K). Donate ($100K) to Books for Africa. Donate ($50K) to Nothing But Nets. Sponsor four missionary friends in West Africa ($100K). Pay for family vacation in Australia/New Zealand ($20K). And a thick chocolate malt ($5).


This is a work of fiction. All of the characters, organizations and events portrayed in this novel are either products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously.

REDEMPTION (Book 2 of the 2020 Series)

Copyright by Ever N. Hayes

All Rights Reserved

No portion of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means—electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording, or any other—except for brief quotations in printed reviews, without the written permission of the author.

Published as an eBook in November 2014 by ENH.

Published in paperback in November 2014 by ENH & CreateSpace

Word Count: 122,818