Keith Madsen writes fiction that combines adventure and romance with stories which dare to think the world can be better than it is. His writing has a Christian foundation, but draws on the insights of other faiths, as well as writers who have dared to think outside the box of traditional religion. In his writing, the characters are real, but at the same time they dare to transcend their reality. Keith believes that fiction, to be truly inspirational, must first acknowledge the hard realities of life. In his books, as in life, people die, not just the evil people, the ones brought into being seemingly for the sole purpose of dying and validating a world of justice; but the good people as well -- children with cancer, kindly grandpas, leaders fighting crime and injustice. The inspirational aspect comes not from such deaths left as cold realities, but as they become seeds which lead to the renewal of life and resurrection.
Keith writes fiction which combines some of the lyrical description of literary fiction with the plot-driven tensions of a thriller. While the central character in his novels is generally male, strong women also play important roles. You will find yourself really liking the people you meet on the journey. Keith has published two of his novels, THE SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF TOUSSAINT (Adelaide Publishing, New York, 2018), and THE BRIDLES OF ARMAGEDDON (A New Sea Publishing, Portland, Or, 2004). He has two other novels he is in the process or marketing to a publisher, SEARCHING FOR EDEN and A GARDEN IN WINTER. He has also written short stories that have been published in Short Story America, Mobius: A Journal of Social Change, Talking River, and Adelaide.
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