Born in the south of France, the eldest of a family of five children, my origins are French and Moroccan. From the age of thirteen, my favorite hobby was writing French poems and songs. I initially pursued a degree in business administration, but a few years later developed a strong desire to sing. Unfortunately, circumstances didn't allow me to pursue this promising career.
In 1995, I came to the United Kingdom to improve my English. Struggling to make a living while in the UK, my life turned around when I believed and was baptized into Christ Jesus, confessing Him as my Lord and Saviour. I saw the power of God at work in my life.
It was this experience that motivated me to write this first book "Knowing God", which I believe will help those who are seeking God to get a better understanding of the riches of the Kingdom of God.
Todd Stockwell was born in Torrance, California. He lives and writes in Southern California. He is a U.S. Army Veteran and has worked as a cab driver, clerk, banker, accountant, therapist, business owner, and traveling salesman among other things. He is also a former English Teacher with an MA in Psychology and a passion for eschatology. He hosts a website where guests can take a pledge never to allow a mark or implant upon their person (mark of the beast) in order to buy goods or services www.neveracceptthemarkofthebeast.com.
What the Hand is the first and only black comedy based on the Book of Revelation. As the title, pulled from William Blake’s brilliant poem, “The Tyger”, suggests, the story involves the big questions of religion, just as Blake questions the apparent dichotomy of a creator of both good and evil. What the Hand follows the narrative of George Somerset, the reluctant Christian, who finds himself in paradise, having qualified for entrance by a “spider hair”. The book chronicles his life on the “Old Earth” as well as his experiences in the earthly heaven God has established for a thousand years. The disappearance in mass of believers in the event known to Christians as the Rapture begins George’s awakening as he meets up with a group of other “runners” while hiding in a cave from the minions of the Antichrist and the horrors of the Tribulation, a period of devastation predicted in the Bible.Together they face demons literal and figurative, hunger, thirst, persecution, natural and man-made disasters, and the question of martyrdom, as George comes to terms with his mortality and immortality. But What the Hand is not merely an adventure story or hardly one at all. It is cultural and historical commentary, a satire about the life and thoughts of a failed man, and weird and pressingly current novel unlike anything ever written.
I am an illustrator, animator and a painter primarily. I won a national award for illustrating children's book by NCERT, New Delhi in the year 1995. Started my career in 1996 as a newspaper illustrator and also wrote 100s of art reviews for the city edition of the leading English Newspaper "The Indian Express". I have illustrated many children books penned by some wonderful writers from India, USA and UK. I like to make funny stories and rhymes for my daughters and that is how my first book came into being.
A new kind of picture book for kids which has whimsical short rhymes and fun cartoons. The book intends to tickle and stir the young minds by showing examples of rhyming words using names of animals rhyming with human clothings and activities. Rhyming of words is important in introduction of language to kids. It's a fun exercise and it helps children notice and remember the sounds within words. This book intends to take it a little further to bring a smile or a chuckle to children by making them imagine humorous situations and thus inculcating a sense of humor and a way of creative thinking.
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