God has laid it on my heart to highlight some up-and-coming authors who write young adult fiction. Recently I featured The Gift of Fate by Valerie King about a young female protagonist. Today I feature a book with a male protagonist in The Good Fight, by Matthew R. Horn.
I am thankful that more Christian authors are writing for twelve to eighteen year olds--we have an opportunity through Christian fiction to impact secular teenagers in a way that is often impossible with traditional nonfiction Bible stories and the Bible. Christian worldview fiction is powerful when well written. Please enjoy this short interview of Matthew R. Horn about his new book, The Good Fight.
Lorilyn: Tell me a little bit about yourself. Did you write a lot when you were young?
Matthew: I've always had a very vivid imagination. When I was young, my three sisters and I or my two neighbor friends would run around playing some game that we had concocted in our minds. I could always see the ideas playing out in my head. It probably helped me to be a writer, to never have really matured past the age of four.
I did not start writing, though, until college. Even then I only tried once or twice before giving up. I wrote my first full book only two years ago, but when I got the desire it hit me with great force.
Lorilyn:Is it part of a larger series of books you are writing?