Sunday 7 October 2012


BLURB from Goodreads
David Padgett is an outstanding Pastor, bestselling author, motivational speaker, or serial killer. Grace tabernacle is one the largest churches in the world. As their pastor, David’s TV and radio ministry reaches millions. His books regularly top the New York Times bestseller list. His internet site generates thousand of hits per day. As a motivational speaker his fee for one lecture is more than most pastors make in a year. He has earned the respect and admiration of the Christian and non-Christian society. His gorgeous wife Anne ministers by his side, his son Robert, the chief associate pastor, is poised to step in as David plans to retire. The future for David and the church seems bright and inviting. 
It is all a façade.
25 years ago, a woman in the college David attended disappeared. Two weeks later, her body was discovered in a shallow grave in the woods behind the campus. For weeks David was the number one suspect, the case is still open. David is terrified, his past is about to catch up with him, the secret he kept buried over the years as he built his ministry is about to be reveled. He is implicated in the mysterious death of Ellen Ridgeway a production assistant and the murder of Linda Darby a prominent member of his church. 
As the investigation continues, David is arrested. Charged with one murder he becomes the suspect in unsolved murders in each city where he spoke in the past. The secret he protected so carefully is exposed. It seems to David as if everyone including God has turned their back on him. His soul plunges into the dark abyss he feared for so long. 
Yet God isn’t through with David. He is about to bring His servant out of darkness into His marvelous light.

What is your name, where were you born and where do you live now?
Darrell Case I live in the same county in which I was born. Sullivan ,Indiana

When did you first consider yourself as a "writer"?
2 years ago when my first book was published.

Do you work another job as well as your writing work? 
Yes Pastor/ missionary.

What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarise it in less than 20 words what would you say? 
Out of Darkness. Pastor David Padgett  A best selling author?  A motivational speaker?  Or is he as they suspect – a serial killer?

Who is your publisher? or do you self publish?
I Self publish for now.

Do you have a "lucky charm" or "lucky routine" you follow when waiting for your book to be accepted by a publisher?

How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?
 It really depends on the book.

Which of your books were easier/harder to write than the others?
None were easy.

What can we expect from you in the future?  ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?
 The same.

Do you have plans for a new book? Is this book part of a series?
 I have one new book completed and working on another.

What made you decide to write that genre of book?
 I always want to write,but didn’t think I could. Decided to try it.

Do you have a favourite character from your books? and why are they your favourite?
The one I’m writing at the time.

If you had to choose to be one of your characters in your book/books which would you be?
David Paggett  from Out of Darkness.

How long have you been writing?
18 years.

Where do you get your book plot ideas from?What/Who is your inspiration?
My imagination.

Do you have a certain routine you have for writing? ie You listen to music, sit in a certain chair?
In my office at the edge of a woods. 200 feet from my home.

Do you have anybody read your books and give you reviews before you officially release them?ie. Your partner, children, friends, reviewers you know?
 I haven’t in the past but should.

Do you gift books to readers to do reviews?

Do you read all the reviews of your book/books?
 Yes the bad one help me to become a better writer.

What was the toughest/best review you have ever had?
One on Barnes and Noble.

Would you ever ask a reviewer to change their review if it was not all positive about your book/books?
No. I may not like their review, however that is their opinion.  

How do you come up with the Title and Cover Designs for your book/books? Who designed the Cover of your books?
A friend designed my books. He is working on a cover for the next one.

Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title?
Title first.

Do you decide on character traits (ie shy, quiet, tomboy girl) before writing the whole book or as you go along?

Do you basic plot/plan for your book, before you actually begin writing it out? Or do you let the writing flow and see where it takes the story?
 Let the writing flow.

How do you market/promote your books?

What do you think makes a book a really good/bestseller ?
Good plot , good characters , must tell a story.

Are there any hidden messages or morals contained in your books? (Morals as in like Aesops Fables type of "The moral of this story is..")

Which format of book do you prefer, ebook,hardback, or paperback?

Do you think children at schools these days are encouraged enough to read? and/or do Imaginative writing?

Did you read a lot at school and write lots of stories or is being a writer something newer in your life?
 Read a lot in school, too much. No writing.

Do you have a favourite genre of book?
Christian fiction.

Is there a book you know you will never read? Or one you tried to read but just couldn't finish? 

Are there any New Authors you are interested in for us to watch out for? and Why should we watch out for them?
Larry Lilly Thirty days to outrages forgiveness. Good book.

What piece of advice would you give to a new writer?
Don’t let rejection letters detour you. Keep going.

Do you or would you ever use a pen name?

Where can readers follow you?

Your blog details?
Your web site ?
Your facebook page?
Your Goodreads author page?
Your Twitter details?

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