Interview with Sabri Bebawi

Could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
My name is Dr. Sabri Bebawi. I have been a college teacher for almost 30 years and I have taught at many colleges and universities. My educational background includes Law, Journalism, English Education and Instructional Technology. My Ph.D. specialization is in education and instructional technology.

Before I started teaching, I had worked as a journalist in Europe and in the United States. As for my law education, I was never interested in practicing law despite that my father is a lawyer; so, I never took the Bar exam. Instead, have been teaching and I am enjoying it immensely. Currently, I am a tenure professor at San Jose City College; I teach English, ESL, Critical Thinking, Journalism, and Instructional Technology.

I love to read, write, travel and play the piano.

French literature and Russian literature are my favorite. My published work is quite eclectic; I have written on many issues and topics. Please visit http://www.sabri.org

My favorite quote is one by the great Mark Twain (1835-1910). He wrote:
“I have never let my schooling interferes with my education.”
Describe your book ‘God on Trial: A Short Fiction’ in 30 words or less.
Convinced that God is a negative force tormenting the helpless human race, an ailing English professor becomes determined to put God on trial, but when he was diagnosed with schizophrenia, he soon succumbs to the damning madness and brutally stabs and kills his wife. And in the deadly manhunt that ensues, he is ultimately shot dead by the police prompting his grieving sister to follow through with his life’s mission – to bring God to Justice – God is finally brought to justice.
What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Being as non-emotional and pragmatic as I could possibly can. Being as accurate in the information the protagonist compiles titled ‘The Indictment of God” - Throughout the creative process, I had to be aware all the time not to stray to my own beliefs and ideas.
What books have had the greatest influence on you?
I have been influenced by many writers, inter nation and American; however, perhaps Power of the Myth by the great Joseph Kimble has left a great impact on me.
Briefly share with us what you do to market your book?
Marketing is a difficult task. I use Face Book, Twitter, BookBuzzr and sending copies to reviewers throughout the United States.
How do you spend your time when you are not writing?
Either reading or watching foreign independent films. Sometimes I play the piano; it is a form of therapy of me.
What are you working on next?
I have written many textbooks and I think it is time to write another one. However, I am considering writing another novel in which I wish to be able to expose the ills of the world and the corruption of governments.
Published 2013-12-20.
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Books by This Author

God on Trial
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 34,570. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Plays » Religious & Liturgical
For the main character of Bebawi God On Trial, each moment brings a torment of some kind. The character is extremely intelligent and yet disturbed by thoughts that never cease, as well as memories that evoke strong responses, eventually leading to a confusion of time and current reality. Indeed, as time progresses, the confusion grows worse; his reality rarely merges with truth. Paranoia and