The world stands still when the Editor trembles


As my fifth novel, The Legend of Ataneq Nanuq, heads off to the editing team, writer’s grief sets in. This is a curious, but factual process that some writers go through when a beloved manuscript leaves home and pushes headlong into a turbulent and fiery world. The writer then grapples with the hollow world of the empty nest syndrome, until a new inspiration leads down the path to adventure.

It is always a great concern when a beloved manuscript goes before the Editor, and you, the writer, are summoned into her hallowed presence. Peering around the doorway into the Editor’s domain, you can see your manuscript hanging by the neck on the Editor’s computer screen, with brilliant yellow highlights running through large chunks of your work. With cap in hand and a quivering bottom lip, you make changes to suit the rules.

“How many times do I have to tell you, you can only use a colon in place of a semi-colon when a comma is having a heart attack and a period is enclosed in brackets after the great aunt dies!”


Well, the expected summons came and I fearfully made my way into the lair of the executioner (sorry, Editor). To my surprise, I found a shivering lump hiding beneath the blankets, using a pair of binoculars to view her computer screen and a long stick to hit the edit keys.

I guess I overdid the story!

I get the impression that this story is written for one specific person, someone who Jesus has been trying to reach for a long time. If that person is you, and you will know if that person is you, don’t fight Him any longer. The time is so close when He will finally shut His book, before the world spirals into a death roll and unbelievable pain and hopelessness settles in.

Don’t delay. You are too important to Him!

The Legend of Ataneq Nanuq available soon – only in ebook format.












Jack Dey, born to adventure, lives in the tropical rainforest of North Queensland, Australia. He has three loves in his life: Jesus; the Editor (his wife of 30 something years); and writing adventure novels. He is the author of MAHiNA; Paradise Warrior; Aunt Tabbie's Wings; The Secrets of Black Dean Lighthouse; The Legend of Ataneq Nanuq, The Valley of Flowers; La Belle Suisse (co-authored with Dodie La Mirounette); Zero; Naive; and Brindabella's Prophet. His latest book, Apostate, is currently being researched and written - and you can follow the story along chapter by chapter as he writes in real time! Jack writes only to please Papa God and considers his writing a ministry, demanding nothing from the reader for his e-books. If you like Jack Dey’s books and would like to support his ministry, please consider praying for the team at Jack Dey and telling your friends about his titles. New books are written with the intention of being a pencil in Jesus’ hand and bringing joy and encouragement to you, the reader.

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Zero by Jack Dey; Christian fiction suspense
La Belle Suisse by Dodie La Mirounette and Jack Dey; Christian fiction suspense
The Valley of Flowers by Jack Dey - A gentle, easy read that will captivate your heart and hold it prisoner as it pleads with every word to take you deeper into an enchanted world of mystery, valour, romance and redemption - Christian Fiction available in paperback & ebook - I invite you to lose yourself in a sample chapter and enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it. Jack
The Legend of Ataneq Nanuq by Jack Dey - When injustice and fear collide it has a name… Ataneq Nanuq. A disturbing mystery - Christian Fiction available in paperback & ebook - I invite you to lose yourself in a sample chapter and enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it. Jack
The Secrets of Black Dean Lighthouse by Jack Dey - Adventure. Danger. Intrigue. Love. Courage. Redemption. Come on the journey but be warned, once you are onboard there is no turning back and the consequences will leave your head spinning. A haunting mystery with a sting in its tail - Christian Fiction available in paperback & ebook - I invite you to lose yourself in a sample chapter and enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it. Jack
Aunt Tabbie's Wings by Jack Dey - available in paperback & ebook
Paradise Warrior by Jack Dey - now available in paperback & ebook
Mahina by Jack Dey - released November 2013 - now available in paperback & ebook
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