What do writers do to keep humorous books separated from more serious or mature subject matter? They choose a pen name! Introducing Taylor Jaxon, Deb Gardner Allard’s more serious alter ego. While Deb enjoys penning humor, sometimes she likes to tackle deeper subjects as in her new book, Before the Apocalypse: A Young Adult Christian Suspense. What is the book about?
A teen with dilemmas. Plenty of them. But the biggest one? To understand a series of visions.
A non-Christian high school senior and quarterback, Sam panics when frightening vision-like dreams disrupt his sleep. A voice instructs him to deliver a message to the world. But who is the messenger? On a journey laden with problems, he searches for answers with a Christian girl named Jayden. What he learns is startling and shatters beliefs he once held sacred. To complicate matters, his nemesis, Hud, a supposed Christian, joins an eerie new religion—the New Order. When Hud earns a favor from the supreme leader, it steamrolls the paths of the two boys into the unexpected—and neither boy will ever be the same. Does Sam make it to the appointed spot to give the message to the world? And even more importantly—what is the message?
Deb wrote the book, veering from her usual light-hearted humor because God put it on her heart. She had been studying the blood moons and that led to studying prophecy. After a couple of years she had tons of information and a fervent desire to share it. Apparently millions of people are also eager to learn about prophecy, as evidenced by over a million clicks a day in search engines for the words apocalypse, end times, and prophecy.
Will Deb write a sequel to this book? If requested by readers. Otherwise, she’ll move on to complete another humorous book called Surviving Aunt Maisy about a teen straddled with the care of a loony old lady who ends up turning his life upside down.
Please let Deb or ahem, Taylor Jaxon, know what you think of her new book–Before the Apocalypse. Click on Contact me on the website home page. www.debgardnerallard.com and send an email, or better yet, go to Amazon,com and write a short review of your thoughts.