Interview with Guy Humphries

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Born in the depths of the Great Depression (1933) to a Mama & Daddy that could ill afford another mouth to feed let alone a new child with colic and jaundice. I am grateful that abortion was not so popular else I might never have been born. It is ironic that all pro-abortionists/murderers are alive and protesting because their parents opted to let them live.

Born on an 80 acres rock/clay/sand strawberry/cotton farm in the Ozark Foothills, I was blessed with hard working parents that valued their children, their church and the freedom afforded by this country that Daddy fought for in France in WW1.

Being the maximum available, they attained a 9th grade education. Learning was pursued until their death. Daddy read two books during the last month of his life. After his death, my late Mother wrote a book on The Beatitudes entitled "The Search for Happiness" that I published..

From babyhood, my parents taught God's-Word. Learning was enhanced by Sunday School, Training Service, Prayer Service and Preaching all of which enhanced the eager desire to learn more about our Savior. At age 13, I believed in/trusted in/exercised faith in Jesus resulting in the eternal salvation of my soul/spirit. The result? All of my writing revolves around God's Word and my Father/son relationship to Him. I do NOT have religion, I have that relationship which inspires and energizes my writing.

I was blessed to learn the value of labor beginning at the age of five when Mother rigged a toe-sack for me to put the big-boles of cotton picked from the row ahead of her. I considered myself contributing to the good of our family. I belonged. I was contributing to the good of our family.

Teachers encouraged the imagination of six year olds with the "Little Engine that Could". When the first year of school ended, we were convinced that "WE Could." Their effort was enhanced by subsequent educators.
When did you first start writing?
Starting with "As I Recall" family history stories for GRANDchildren and GREATgrandchildren. Recently, those stories became a weekly column in the White County Citizen. I enjoy sharing my experience, knowledge and imagination accumulated while growing up on a hard-scrabble Ozark foothills farm and getting well acquainted with more than 20,000 people during 46 years of primarily sick small town banking plus 17 years of residential real estate brokerage. No time remained for anything but family and service to our Savior since I was consumed by following unethical and crooked predecessors whose mess I was challenged to clean up. Four times successful. One unsuccessful. That one was totally rotten as the result of stupid but not criminal actions. I requested the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to close it. They paid off the depositors 100%.
What's the story behind your latest book?
9/11 motivated study the impact upon America by radical Islam a rapidly growing world power that, according to uncontested Dallas court documents, intend to couquer America through cultural jihad. Recent attempts to enforce jihad by the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood was thwarted by their army but remains alive in the heart beat of every practicing Muslim.

My thoughts turned to how they could immediately gain control of America and how God's-children would be impacted. Thus, Surviving Islamerica, relates the motivation, not renouncing Jesus, experiences, constant fear while hiding from the Brotherhood, and survival, living in isolation on a 1940's farm of my childhood.

Surviving Islamerica is to alert people of the possibility of the capitulation by our leaders after infintesima physical damage.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The advent of digital publishing made easy by Smashwords. Being my first novel, Surviving ISILamerica, was published without a huge investment in print that I could not afford while retired on a fixed income.

Also, the ease with which it can be revised and up-dated since world events motivate changes.

The ease with which readers can find it by a simple subject search.
What are you working on next?
"4 Heavens" is a study of Paradise, the 3rd heaven, the present residence of God, Jesus, angels AND the spirits of every believer beginning with Adam and Eve.

It is a study of the 4th and final New eternal heaven on this fire cleansed earth that will be occupied by Jesus, God and all of His-children.

1st heaven is the atmosphere.
2nd heaven is the galaxie.
Who are your favorite authors?
Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Paul, Peter, James, Moses, David and the prophets. That is the divinely inspired writers of God's-word, the Bible.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I wake up with a new inspiration to write about spiritual subjects with the intent of encouraging, motivating, rebuking, convicting and helping God's-children AND assisting lost-going-to-the-lake-of-fire-children-of-satan to understand that they ARE in dire need of God's Amazing Grace that will save their eternal spirits TO heaven and FROM the eternal lake-of-fire described in Rev. 19:14.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Caring for my semi-invalid wife of 64 yearsr, maintaining our home, volunteering at a nursing home and worshipping, serving and fellowshipping with God's-children at His church.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Searching by subject
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing is the outlet for my fervent desire to share my Savior, Jesus Christ, with as many as possible.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans are essential. They make writing rewarding
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
1951 Senior class prophesy.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The Bible and commentaries. Since God's word is ALIVE, I am inspired to study it more as He reveals new meanings and reminds me of previous studies.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Laptop and now a Kindle Fire
What is your age and how long since you Trusted Jesus to receive His love GIFT of salvation?
82.5 70 years of Bible study that is more exciting every day
What would be the most rewarding comment by a reader?
" While reading your book, I Learned about Jesus' love Gift of salvation . I learned that I was a going-to-hell-Jesus-rejecter like He clearly described in John 3, I did not want to go the lake-of-Fire. I prayed "God, be merciful to me a sinner." I am an on-my-way-to-heaven child-of-God. Praise God for His Amazing Grace..
Published 2016-06-23.
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Books by This Author

4 Heavens
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,220. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Prophecy
Eager to learn about your choice of eternal destiny? "4 Heavens" is a study of What, How, When, Who, Where as revealed in God’s-word as He tells about who will be there, how they got there, Who we will worship, how we will worship, what we will do, who we will know, when 4th heaven appears, judgment of works, reward, happiness, rejoicing, tears and enjoying eternity in the presence of God.
Amazing Grace Means
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,020. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Jesus, the Gospels & Acts, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
The gift of God’s Amazing Grace Means that He will not permit’s a going-to-hell-Jesus-rejecter to ignore His gracious gift of forgiveness of the fatal Sin of unbelief. He gives eternal grace to die by and present grace to live by. He gives grace to His-children to forgive enemies and serve Him. His Amazing Grace gives an eagerness to His-children for the Rapture. Praise God for His Amazing Grace!
Gotta Preach
Price: Free! Words: 58,690. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Testimonies, in their own words, by truly-born-again-children-of-God like Jesus clearly des-cribed in John 3, are about surrendering to God’s irresistible CALL to preach the Gospel of Jesus’ death, burial and His essential resurrection. From His CALL there is no AWOL. Charles Spurgeon warned inquiring men, “not to preach if he could help it. If he MUST preach or die, then he is the man.”
Survive ISSLamerica
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,210. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Religious, Fiction » Thriller & suspense
Unnamed in end time prophesy, America got justice for mocking God, idolatry, greed, abortion, adultery and abuse. Sentence? Recession, corruption, Dirty Bomb ruin of Wichch Ks & Ny and threats by ikhwan, the Muslim Brotherhood. Result? Capitulation. Islamerica. Would you renounce Jesus to live? Jones clan relates spiritual & physical preparation for escape from Memphis to survival in isolation