Visitors to the real-life town of Mount Dora, Florida are often charmed by its myriad of antique shops and genuine smiles and nods from long-time residents. Author Eric Reinhold felt a thrill of discovery when he first walked into the town. It would be the perfect setting for his tweener tale of good vs. evil.
“Over the course of the day,” he says, “between walking the streets and driving around, I found every element an author could desire to create a fantastical adventure.” Thus, Ryann Watters and the King’s Sword found its home and Eric set about finishing the story that would take seven years to come to fruition.
Ryann Watters, Reinhold’s main character, seems at first glance to be a typical 12- year-old who has placed his trust and faith in Jesus Christ. He goes to school, comes home, does his homework, spends time with his two best friends, Terell and Liddy, and tries to avoid the school bully, Drake Dunfellow. But when the angel Gabriel visits Ryann and tells him he’s been chosen to complete a task, Ryann’s life takes off on a course of adventure and mayhem that will have him traveling to the entirely new universe of Aeliana, meeting talking animals, and battling evil in a way he could never have foreseen.
Just as all those called are given the tools with which they shall defeat the enemy (David and his five stones, Moses and his rod), so Gabriel gives Ryann a ring, a staff, and a horn. Ryann must search the scriptures and petition God for wisdom in how and when to use these items as he embarks on a quest to find the King’s Sword.
Author Bio: A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Eric Reinhold is a Certified Financial Planner and President of Academy Wealth Management, a fee-based, financial planning firm utilizing Biblical principles. Eric developed the idea for Ryann Watters while telling bedtime tales to his three children, Kaylyn, Kara, and Kyler. He and his wife, Kim, make their home in Orlando, Florida where Kim home schools their children.
Eric Reinhold is the father of three—Kaylyn, Kara, and Kyler. While telling his kids bedtime tales, Eric developed the story of Ryann Watters. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Eric holds his B.S. in Economics from that institution and his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Baltimore. He is a Certified Financial Planner, having received such from the College of Financial Planning in Denver, Colorado.
When not weaving his fantastical tales of supernatural adventure, Eric serves as President of Academy Wealth Management, a fee-based, financial planning firm utilizing Biblical principles. He and his wife, Kim, make their home in Orlando, Florida where Kim home schools their three children. They are members of First Baptist Church Sweetwater in Longwood, Florida, where Eric teaches the Cross Trainers Bible Fellowship Group every Sunday morning.
More info at http://www.ryannwatters.com/ and a book trailer video is up at http://www.ryannwatters.blogspot.com/.
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