War and Depression Reflected in the Mirror of Time

Sexy new page for Savior — AND a second edition up on Amazon paperback and Kindle. When I wrote Savior, I had no idea where that would lead me, that it would lead to at least two more novels about the Schneebeli/Lunkhofen families. So, when I wrote Savior, I anglicized their names to Snow and Longfield. Yesterday I returned to the manuscript and did the right thing. Both Savior and The Brothers Path are completely stand-alone novels, but the relationship between them is very cool in that it adds context and depth to the stories.


There’s nothing new about holy war. The language of the Crusades is echoed in the news of today. You can hear it in Savior, a work of historical fiction that looks both at holy war and depression through the mirror of the 13th century.

There’s also nothing new about depression except now we recognize that it is often a matter of brain chemistry and we have chemical remedies that help people. Social stigma still exists, of course, but not to the extent that most of us see a depressed person as “damned to eternal hell fires.”

In medieval times, depression was a disease of the soul.

I experienced a major depressive episode two decades ago, and through that experience, fighting my way out of it with help from medicine and a doctor, I emerged seeing the world in a different way. Part of the difference was how the world regarded me.

When I returned…

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