Ernie drew from his experience in a laid-back Lutheran church and his infatuation with things that happen beyond our control. “Whether we acknowledge the existence of God or not, there are some things that just can’t be explained,” the author said. “I wanted to create a supernatural story that stayed as believable as possible, because we’re surrounded by subtle miracles every day.”
Ernie also was attracted to the idea of approaching religion from three different sides. “Today we see so many views on religion and I tried to tackle three of the most prevalent ones: the ‘Why me, God?’ syndrome, the exploitation of religion for monetary gain, and those that just take it one step too far.”
The novel captures the heartbreak, the rewards, and the atrocities of religion when it’s pushed on from too many sides. Each character has its own unique viewpoint, but the novel still manages to allow room for sympathy, no matter how likeable or detestable they are.
The Two Crosses is available on Amazon in a Kindle edition for $0.99. “After years of working with agents who absolutely loved the book but didn’t think they could sell it to the people they knew, I went out on my own. The low price point is an invitation to give the book a chance, and is an investment in a future career as a novelist.”
Ernie Lindsey has written numerous short stories, one of which placed in the Sherwood Anderson Short Story contest, and has spent his career as a writer in various industries. He lives in Bend, OR with his wife and their six-toed cat, Luna.