Wednesday, September 07, 2011
BOM: Questions and Answers
There weren't many questions, but I'll try to answer them.
Let me clarify my comments about charts, maps, and glossaries--I don't hate them, in fact, I'll agree that they're often useful. But as a reader, I find them off-putting when they're at the front of a book. As a writer, I try to keep my cast of characters manageable and I try to define unfamiliar terms in context. And yes, if a map is important, by all means, put it up front. Sometimes a picture is worth ten thousand words. :-)
And Kay, about Herod and your time line--I grappled with this when I was working on THE NATIVITY STORY and MAGDALENE. And there's no problem at all if you place Jesus' birth at 1 or 0 A.D. --Herod then dies, if memory serves, in the year 4 A.D. I found lots of support for that date as regarding Herod and Jesus.
Peggy asked if the Joseph books were available: they are DREAMERS, BROTHERS, and JOURNEY, and they are available as used books on Amazon.com.
Thanks for coming along on another BOM!