Interview with Mandy Jacob

Who are your favorite authors?
Since we are talking children's books, I have to say that my favorite author growing up was by far Roald Dahl.
What are you working on next?
Moses's Glorious Staff and my favorite, just in time for Easter - The Cursed Tree.

The quest of the Glorious staff blasts you into battles, plagues and life defying odds. But through it all the Staff and his Master, Moses stand firm in their faith and deliver the Hebrews from one trial after another. Read the eyewitness account of the Staff that was instrumental to Parting the Red Sea and clutch to the fact that you too can encounter him, his Creator and the same biblical adventures as they all unravel within our world today.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My life! I am so abundantly blessed! I have a house full of boys, even my dog is a male. So the morning testosterone is enough to rocket boost me out of bed. Who needs coffee? The fumes of their energy is the equivalent to a few shots of espresso.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Now days it is so easy because once you show a certain genre you are after, electronics suggests the rest.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Oh that's easy. I was in English class, third grade. ;)
What is your writing process?
My writing is truly inspired by my Creator. Without Him, none of these books would have come to fruition.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
There were lots of books before this one but the book I'm about to mention definitely was the most influential one. Charlie and the Chocolate factory transported me into the world of the imagination and after that, there really was no stopping me.
What do you read for pleasure?
Funnily enough, I never read Fiction. My most influential book is the bible. After that books for me need to encompass some form of self-improvement. Lord knows, I have a long way to go!
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I'm old fashioned. I still like to hold a book in my hand and smell those pages.
Describe your desk
A mess! Colored post it notes all over the computer screen. Always a cup of tea on my left hand side, most of the time it is empty though. And then let's not forget a pile of books sitting under my "to do" list.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. It has given me a serious side of viewing life, poverty, famine, abuse and violence. Yet, all of it can be turned around and used for the Glory of God!
Published 2017-02-02.
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Books by This Author

The Glorious Staff
Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religion / Biblical Biography, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Religious
Jump into our next adventure with two feet planted on hallowed ground. This time you will be meeting a meek branch that is picked up by Moses at the Burning Bush. You will see the branch transformed into a snake, struck against a rock, point the children of Israel in the right direction and finally, part the Red Sea. Journey through the desert and see how his branch is molded into a Glorioua Staff
The Cursed Tree
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 130. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religion / Bible Stories / New Testament, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religious / Christian / Holidays & Celebrations
Easter is a time for the resurrection story. But what if this time your children could gently identify themselves with all aspects of the Christian walk? This is the first children’s book of its kind! It is written for Early Readers and Right Brain educators to effortlessly learn about our purpose here on earth. This is not simply a story but a miraculous adventure!
Untold Stories of Noah, Joseph and David
Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 260. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Religion / Bible Stories / General, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Beginner
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Grab this set and embark on a voyage through time in Noah’s ark, wearing Joseph’s coat and whizzing through the air on David’s pebble. In this boxed set you will encounter eyewitness testimonies of Bible heroes. Not your typical bible heroes though. These untold stories are narrated by unique objects. The three quests of the lost treasures will bring the reader to the edge of their seat. Relive hi
A Vessel without a Passage
Series: Untold Stories of Noah, Joseph and David. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Education / Children & Youth, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Children
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Noah’s ark rapidly swirls you into unchartered waters! You will experience the uncertainty, doubt and indecision that whirled around the vessel in much the same way you experience your day-to-day emotions. Nonetheless the outcome is always nothing less than spectacular: a Holy Rainbow to signify our Master’s ever binding covenant with us. Take the plunge with Noah and his vessel without a rudder.
David's Pebble
Series: Untold Stories of Noah, Joseph and David. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books, Fiction » Children’s books » Family / General
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Heaven often touches earth through miracles witnessed in the Bible. But miracles aren’t often seen through the eyes of a pebble. David’s pebble to be precise. Your young reader will be thrust into a dramatic storm of pride and anger struck by humility and truth. Relive David's story and allow the thoughts of a pebble to unravel a deeper level of understanding in this historic adventure.
Joseph's Coat
Series: Untold Stories of Noah, Joseph and David. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 250. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Children, Fiction » Religious
(5.00)
Joseph's coat is a novel approach to an age-old biblical truth. It catapults the reader into history with an engaging narrator who is none other than the coat himself. The Coat tells the story of all adventures encountered while paraded by Joseph. It symbolized Joseph's future success as a ruler and inspired him, to be raised up as King. Ensuring what His Father in Heaven had originally planned.