“My inspiration came from some great friends, it was my mother, Lucy Markland, who planted the seeds.”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
L. C. Markland
I am Paul C. Markland. I use my father’s name, L. C. Markland, as a pen name. He passed away when I was a teenager. I use his name to remember his legacy. If truth be told, my mother, Lucy, inspired me to write. For years, she desired to write a novel. She failed to do so. She believed she lacked the education and experience. Had she only known her error. She was very articulate and well-versed. She passed away in 2003. She never fulfilled her goal to write a great novel. Both parents encouraged me to pursue an education. I graduated from Akron East High in 1983.
I attended the University of Akron where I earned a B.A. in Sociology, Criminology, and Victimology. My sights were set on law school, that is, until I was called into ministry. I acquired my M.A. from Malone College in Canton, OH. I faithfully served in my calling for twenty years. Health issues forced me to step down. It was then I decided to honor my father and mother through the stories I share. I am married to Judy Avon Erb Markland. We have two daughters, Ashley and Samantha, a son-in-law, Matthew Gibbons, and a grandson, Deacon Gibbons.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Jack was a man deeply in love with his wife of five years. The Twin Tower tragedy forced him to seek God as his wife lay buried beneath the debris. Jack's life was transformed, as was the world's.
Originally, "The Whispering Woods" started out as a single work. However, friends encouraged me to continue it as a series. What started out as one work quickly became a trilogy.
Miami Book Fair 2018 Interview with L. C. Markland
Paul C. Markland has written several novels. He couples his personal experiences with educational and professional experiences. Though the majority of his writings are considered fictional, they are based on fact. Through romance, drama, and faith, readers are drawn into the story. That is, they, the readers, relate to the story told.
I have been in the ministry for more than twenty years. In those twenty plus years, I have directed a Christian ministry and served as pastor at two churches. I am very familiar with how the Bible is to be used in our everyday lives. I was encouraged to write this novel by family and friends. It is based on Romans 8:28: “All things work together for good” It is a very meaningful verse for me in light of all that I have witnessed in the ministry and in my own personal saga.