Welcome to Day 2 of hosting contributors to the Leaps of Faith anthology. Today our guest is Susanne Marie Knight. Susanne is the author of 21 novels and one anthology. Her book, The Coming, won the 2004 Dream Realm Award for best speculative fiction. She also is a six-time EPPIE finalist and writes in such diverse genres as science fiction, Regency, paranormal, mystery, suspense, time-travel, and contemporaries. Among her science fiction romance novels are award-winner Janus Is A Two-Headed God, the sequel Janus Is A Two-Faced Moon, (Earthling Press/Awe-Struck eBooks, Inc.) and best-seller Alien Heat (Wings ePress, Inc.) You can find out more about her works at www.susanneknight.com.
What is the title of your story and what is the inspiration behind it?
My story is called The Convert. The idea for The Convert started with the phrase "Bless me, Father, for I have sinned." If this was to be the beginning of my story, I then wondered why the speaker needed God's forgiveness or blessing. To give the tale a science fiction twist, I created an unusual dilemma for the main character, Father Wren. The question The Convert asks is: who is the real convert in this story?
Why did you decide to contribute to Leaps of Faith?
As soon as I heard about the call for short stories for a Christian Science Fiction anthology, I wanted to contribute. Combining Christian fiction with science fiction is a very imaginative mix. While I’ve written science fiction and also written about faith, I’ve never merged the two. I really enjoyed creating this thought-provoking story.
What it is that ties all these stories together?
All the stories in LEAPS OF FAITH are very entertaining with challenging themes. What more could a reader want?
What do you enjoy most about writing Christian Science fiction?
I enjoy the freedom of creating any number of possible scenarios using faith and science to stimulate the mind. An infinitesimal speck in the vast infinity of our universe can be explored via a story using astronomy and the glory of our Creator.