Oliver J Olinger brings to his writing a wide range of personal experiences as well as a full-bodied, professional education in numerous fields. He began his adult life as a Signals Intelligence Arabic Linguist in the Marine Corps. He has worked a variety of odd jobs from driving a taxi cab (night shift) to bartending, to managing inventory and warehouse operations, purchasing scrap precious metals, and working in the tax debt consolidation industry. Oliver has written several feature-length screenplays, two of which were optioned by established and well-known production companies. He has also written for a series of online blogs and e-zines. Oliver is proficient in the Dramatica theory of storytelling, Campbell's Journey, and several other storytelling methods. He hopes to use his eclectic personal history, training, and vast, general knowledge to bring a unique voice to his work.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When I write, I come at it from the perspective of contributing something positive and inspirational to society. There's enough dreariness and "realism" in the world around us, so I see nothing wrong with focusing on idealism and hope in my work. Not that I shy away from attempting to capture a little of the grittiness of real life, but I like to take that grittiness and inject into it some element of optimism.
What do your fans mean to you?
I can't imagine life as a writer if fans weren't my primary focus. As I've said before, I aim to deliver something positive and inspirational to the world. Who is there to be uplifted and inspired if I have no fans?
Paul and Toma travel the world hunting evil creatures and otherworldly agents of evil. As the duo come closer to their ultimate enemy, Satan, they accumulate unlikely friends and allies in what will eventually become a full-blown world war against the forces of Hell.
The Mind Meanderings of a Millenial Catholic is a collection of thoughts and ideas from author Oliver J. Olinger, compiled from various essays and social media posts on topics ranging from marriage to education, to art and science, to politics and the crisis occurring within the Catholic Church. The three theological virtues of Faith, Hope, and Charity are sewn throughout every thought and topic.