By Deena Adams
Please welcome author Erik Steidl to the blog this week. I met Erik in an online writer’s group and enjoyed getting to know him in this video interview and I hope you will too.
Erik has a children’s book published and his first middle grade novel, Ayal the Arrow Boy, just released June 1. Erik is offering a free copy of both books as giveaways this week. Be sure to comment on this post by June 8 for a chance to win.
Join the conversation. Do you have any children in your life who might enjoy Erik’s books? Does a novel based on the story of David and Jonathan sound interesting to you? What questions or comments do you have for Erik?
Comment by June 8 for a chance to win a copy of The First Ostrich to Fly and Ayal the Arrow Boy.
Ayal the Arrow Boy by Erik Steidl
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Ayal the Arrow Boy tells the story of David and Jonathan from a never-before-seen perspective; that of Ayal, a servant in King Saul’s palace.
Ayal finally has his life going in the right direction. After growing up an orphan on the streets of Jerusalem, he finally has a home in the palace and a good job as a runner for Prince Jonathan. Everything changes when he overhears two men planning to kill David, a commander in King Saul’s army and Jonathan’s best friend. Now the race is on to thwart the scheme, save David, and return peace to Israel. Will he be in time?
Erik Steidl teaches early literacy in Cleveland, Ohio. His students there inspired him to write his debut children’s book, The First Ostrich to Fly. However, his work with high school and middle school students at his local church is what prompted him to begin writing novels for teens.
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If you missed last week’s interview with Lisa Carter, find it here.