Michael HH Warren began writing about his life during the South African winter of 2009. Driven by a strong desire to tell his story, what began as a creative outlet would eventually become his first book, In The Name Of God. The writing bug has bitten, and Michael has since published several novels. A far cry from his memoir, these books are aimed at teens/young adults who represent Generation Z (GenZ). Still having a passion for the world of non-fiction, Michael has several ideas presently evolving into draft manuscripts. He lives with his wife, two children and three Jack Russells.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Pretoria, in Apartheid South Africa. Without doubt, this has had a major influence on some of my writings.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
If I can recall so far back, the first two real books of substance that I tackled were Jules Verne’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” (given to me by my step-grandmother) and Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island” (given to me by my parents) when I was barely a teenager – both of these epic classics unlocked my imagination like the proverbial Pandora’s Box.
The Four Legends is a fast-paced futuristic novel set in 2095 that explores what it means to be part of the human race. The story follows the Four Legends on their Quests, as they face unknown dangers and challenges that test their ability to hold together as a group, as they retrieve various treasures in order to prepare them for The Calling. They are the Hope of the Future.
Kevin Gofod-Teithwyr has just bought himself a new mobile phone. But the Cosmos Galactica is no ordinary piece of technology―it has untold powers that evil forces from the Dark Galaxy are after. Before they know it, Kevin and his friends are uprooted from their comfortable suburban lifestyles and catapulted into a quest to save humanity and all life in the universe from The Dark Master.
US billionaire Charleston Kingsley recently wed the young former Miss South Africa beauty queen Perusha Naicker and they plan to live happily after... or so they think. When $500 million is moved out of Kingsley’s bank account, twice in short succession, everyone is under suspicion including his new wife.
Lies, power, corruption and greed surround the small town of Cherry Creek. When her uncle, the Mayor, is implicated in a massive scandal, 16-year-old Audrey Birkeland takes matters into her own hands, determined to prove his innocence. Will Audrey's rebellious nature lead to the answers she seeks or lead them all deeper into danger?
A frank and outspoken coming-of-age memoir, In The Name Of God is the author's exploration of the role he played in defending Apartheid. As the reluctant disciple of an unholy cause, he negotiates his way through Infantry School and beyond, wrestling with life and love along the way. Please note: This book does not sanction Apartheid ― read it and see for yourself!
Carlos and Jill have just lost their mother in a tragic accident. On the brink of insanity, it appears that their father has discovered a way to bring his beloved wife back from the dead, but through unanticipated changes in events, they instead find themselves transported to a mysterious planet inhabited wholly by the dead―a midway point for those waiting to pass on to the next stage.
Insightful conversations that spell out Generation Z's take on important issues affecting humanity today. Five teenage friends find themselves at odds with their families, culture and social standing. Together they travel to Israel to embark on a working holiday at a Kibbutz. Their search is for new ways to learn from today to better prepare for the future.
Nigerian crime mastermind Stephen Yobo and his notorious 9-Gang are kidnapping high profile teenage girls through social media. Yobo is the master of disguise and knows more about bombs and bank robberies than most. It’s left to Detective AJ, with a little help from a few brave Gen Z teens that he meets along the way, to differentiate between the good and the bad guys and save the day.
The Case Against Tongues: Weighing up the Evidence
on Oct. 20, 2016
Gordon L Swanepoel has skillfully, candidly and in all sincerity successfully played the role of both prosecutorial lawyer and lawyer for the defense in his book: The Case against Tongues: Weighing up the Evidence. As prosecutor, he tackles the sincere (or possibly even the duplicitous) error in the Charismatic, Pentecostal and Word of Faith churches that promote and practice speaking in tongues. As the defendant for scripture, he displays with clarity the truth of The Word and what it says about speaking in tongues. This is a facinating discourse on apologetics, which lays out the undeniable and indisputable evidence against a particular and troublesome latter day practice in many Christian quarters, the world over.