John Zelenski, an award-winning author who has appeared on television, radio, and has been featured in numerous print articles as well as receiving high-profile reviews from the popular community was also featured in Southern Writers Magazine.
Welcome to Authors Visits, John.
I understand you were inspired, in part, to write your first novel Walker’s Vale, by paranormal experiences from your childhood.
Yes, I feel through the years I have developed a keen understanding of the supernatural.
Tell us about your first novel.
My first novel was Walker’s Vale, it released in 2012. It’s about a man, James Cooper, who moved his family to Walker’s Vale, Pennsylvania, in search of the ideal life. What he got was the just opposite. As this small town’s eerie history is revealed and repeated, it’s clear the devil is in the details and he’s waiting for the Cooper’s young daughter. When the FBI come knocking at his door, James quickly realizes that his ideal life may come with a steeper price than he thought. This story of faith, deception, and horror will captivate readers as one man fights for his family’s safety and embarks on a journey toward redemption in this suspenseful supernatural thriller.
I believe this novel is in the works to become a movie, is that right?
Walker’s Vale, the film will be released through Allegentsia Productions. Filming is scheduled to begin sometime in 2016.
How exciting. You also have a second book out now that was released in March of 2015 called the Journal of Ezekiel Walker. Tell me about that one.
This novel, The Journal of Ezekiel Walker is the prequel to Walker’s Vale. It continues with the saga of Walker’s Vale, with a future third installment presently in the works. In the fall of 1945, just after Word War II, Ezekiel Walker has returned home on a furlough from his Civilian Public Service Unit. As Ezekiel tries to adjust back to life at the farm, strange and unexplainable events begin to occur at the homestead, and Ezekiel begins to experience visions and bizarre sightings. When a stranger suddenly arrives with promises to rebuild the small town of Walker’s Vale and befriend the young Ezekiel, a portal to the supernatural is opened and lives will never be the same.
Pastor Michael Frisbee, Liberty Gospel Ministries and Host of the Paranormal Christian Show said “John paints a true landscape of the Christian experience in this prequel to his first book, Walker’s Vale. Within it he exposes the depravity of our enemy, Satan, who seeks to destroy Christians and the Church. However, we do not need despair, for our salvation is in God and His Son, Jesus Christ. John illustrates this perfectly through the experiences of Ezekiel Walker.”
And then, Les Carlsen, renowned vocalist for Christian Music Hall of Fame inductee and legendary Christian metal bank Bloodgood said, “John is very gifted in describing scenes in the spiritual realm with such visual detail that he makes you feel like you are actually witnessing the events described in the journal. This reads like an action movie as you are drawn directly into Ezekiel’s struggle with demonic forces.”
Both books sound very interesting. No wonder you got a movie deal. Please let us know when your third book is ready and releases. We are anxious to hear about that one too.
Thank you for stopping by today and visiting with us.
Thank you Susan.
Visit John at http://www.johnjzelenski.com/