The Difficulty of writing Historical Fiction

Currently I am writing a historical fiction novel about Anne of Cleves the 4th wife of King Henry VIII in 1539 in England. Anne managed to escape getting her head cut off and in return for their annulment King Henry awarded her 3,000 ducats a month and Richmond castle and several other castles an manors that had renters paying rent. This made her one of the richest women at the time in England. What makes it difficult to write is all the known historical facts already part of history and following that time line accurately.  I had to read and … Continue reading The Difficulty of writing Historical Fiction

Jesus and John stain glass

The New Testament in the Bible tells some wonderful stories about the miracles of Jesus and John. What if Jesus spent almost 15 years training as a healer and user of medicines by the Essenes? What is what Jesus said on the Mount was a compilation of Essene prayers and theology. Was Jesus Christ, “The Righteous Leader,” that all the Essenes prayed for? Where did John the Baptist get his training using Baptism as the core of his ministry? Was it from the Essenes in Qumran near the Dead Sea? I try to answer these questions and more in a … Continue reading Jesus and John stain glass

Chapter 10- John Questions who Jesus really is.

Chapter 10- John Questions who Jesus really is. 2 When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples 3 to ask him, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?” 4 Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: 5 The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy[b] are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. 6 Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.” 7 As John’s disciples were leaving, … Continue reading Chapter 10- John Questions who Jesus really is.

Chapter 3- The flight into Egypt of the Holy Family from the novel, “Jesus and John,” by Dr. Pelham Mead

Chapter 3- The Flight into Egypt of the Holy Family    From the Bible: 2:11 and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother. They prostrated themselves and did him homage. Then they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. 2:12 and having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed for their country by another way. The Flight to Egypt. 2:13 When they had departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, … Continue reading Chapter 3- The flight into Egypt of the Holy Family from the novel, “Jesus and John,” by Dr. Pelham Mead

A free Chapter of Jesus and John

Chapter   4 – The Essenes from the novel, “Jesus and John,” by Dr Pelham Mead iii   Mary went to the central market one day when Jesus was 14 year of age. While at the central market in Nazareth a man approached her, and asked, “pardon me madam, but is your name Mary the wife of Joseph of Nazareth. “Yes, I am, who are you,” Mary asked? “I am Simon of Nazareth,” the man responded. “I am one of the leaders of the Mount Carmel Essene community. My family and I live in Nazareth, but conduct our worship services on … Continue reading A free Chapter of Jesus and John

From Chapter 4 of the novel “Jesus and John” The Essenes

Chapter   4 – The Essenes   Mary went to the central market one day when Jesus was 14 year of age. While at the central market in Nazareth a man approached her, and asked, “pardon me madam, but is your name Mary the wife of Joseph of Nazareth. “Yes, I am, who are you,” Mary asked? “I am Simon of Nazareth,” the man responded. “I am one of the leaders of the Mount Carmel Essene community. My family and I live in Nazareth, but conduct our worship services on Mount Carmel,” Simon said.  “ What is your business with me,” … Continue reading From Chapter 4 of the novel “Jesus and John” The Essenes