Greetings from Sarah Sundin in California! I hope you’re keeping cool in this heat wave! Today I have the honor of interviewing multi-published author Marlene Banks, who calls herself a word warrior—don’t you love that? Marlene shares today about how she fights with those words of hers, in the only battle with eternal significance.
Tell us about your book, Generations Series…# 1~Land and Legacy.
The Generations Series is a collection of seven short stories (novellas) about several families explored through multiple generations. These stories focus on a bloodline’s spiritual DNA, the hand of God throughout the family as well as its persistent generational manipulation from the adversary. The series is on Amazon Kindle as an eBook. Land and Legacy is the first story featuring the centrally situated Shepherd clan. Followers of the Light is the second novella about the Carpenter family. Forthcoming is another family to the Generations collection, the Delmonts. The families are positively and negatively connected to each other as the saga evolves, revealing each family’s generational trail.
Merry Christmas from Sarah Sundin! Today I have the joy of interviewing author Marlene Banks, whose novels span from the Civil War to the Wild West to the Roaring Twenties to today! You’ll love what Marlene has to share about keeping your focus where it belongs.
Marlene, how many books do you have published? What are a few of your latest titles?
Seven published works, including Ruth’s Redemption, Son of a Preacherman, Greenwood and Archer, Gunmen of Nicodemus, and the Bea Happy series.
I have always loved writing since childhood. I have written all my life but only considered doing it professionally in the last eighteen years or so. I realized I was a divinely designed storyteller and writer to serve God’s Kingdom. Writing is my foundational gift and calling. So with little to no knowledge of what it took, the industry or the particulars of the crafts (other than the mere basics), I started writing. I taught myself through trial and error (a lot of error), but I was guided and anointed by the Holy Spirit. It
was an intense learning experience in a time in my life when much was being disassembled. Writing allowed me to focus on it and not just my problems. I was grateful for the distraction. It took years to get an agent and a few more years to get a contract. Father knows best, and He demonstrated that to me in
some very real and startling ways.