Episode 4 - Author Roy Nelson Shaulis


Episode 4 - Author Roy Nelson Shaulis


On this episode Matt Dowling talks with "Shadow of Death" from Fulton Books author Roy Nelson Shaulis. The tale is a thrilling and powerful tale that takes a born-again Christian man, barely released from prison, and throws him head first into an epic struggle with his new values that conflict with the acts of revenge he desperately wants to commit.


Episode Transcript
Starting now. Commonalities where guests find common ground through uncommon conversations, politics, religion, finances, all the topics your grandmother told you not to discuss with friends. And now your host, Matthew Dowing, and today's guests on commonalities. Well, thank you so much for joining us today on commonalities. I'm your host matting, and uh, I have with me Roy Sches. Uh, I believe that's how you pronounce it, right? Roys Yes. Was, uh, and, uh, Roy is an author, uh, and he's with us here today. Roy, tell us a little bit about, uh, your background and, uh, about your books. Um, well, background is simple. I didn't, I grew up in a Christian oriented, um, family life, um, studied the word and, but I actually, um, <laugh> in the car business. I, I do finance and sales, um, and, and, and an automobile dealership. I started lighten books, um, only because so many people do not know the, the true meeting behind why we're here. And I listened to the stories of, of my, my, my kids, my children. They used to tell stories as say skip rope and things and say, Hey dad, you remember this, or you remember that. So I put the stories together and, and books and never thought that the book itself would do so. Well. The children's book actually outdid the adult book, so, and did well. So tell us, uh, tell us a little bit about, uh, about the books themselves, um mm-hmm. <affirmative>, where did you pull your inspiration or your, your thoughts that you wanted to share through those books? Well, the first book, um, the Shadow of Death, um, the first book, uh, shadow of Death and inspiration came from characters. I actually met in real life, both of them, but I had to names, you know, but characters I met in real life and the things that occurred, um, events that occurred and, and I changed it in a way to make it more eventful. Um, so people would continue to read the book. Um, but I made the characters into, um, like biblical names, like, um, Boaz or Jay Bez, Bo and Jay, um, and made them into, um, heroins in, in the Shadow of Death. Um, the other, the second book, which is my first time doing something for children was called Cat Food for Jesus. And this book actually outdid the first book. And I heard my, my daughter talk about cats and, and different things. So I put the stories all together and, and then the, the, the characters in the book who actually my neighbors as well, so they're true life characters and, and the cafe for Jesus, uh, the, the, the people who actually my neighbors. So. So, so you pulled from some, uh, some real life experiences there, uh, in those situations? Yes. Um, like, uh, my, um, wife used to say that I used redneck ingenuity, which you can't use any the word redneck, so hillbilly, red ingenuity on, on things that I would do. Um, well, there he goes again, that Billy ingenuity. And so then I used some of those stories and then also, um, you know, about cats and, and, and the neighbors and, and it's all basically two true characters. And I put it all together in a book to make it, um, funny and numerous, but also with a lesson at the end. And where, uh, where do you sell copies of the books? Uh, it's in Bonds and Noble and Amazon Bonds and Noble, um, online at the, the publishing company on, um, Collins and Harper on, um, um, page and then, um, fulton's, um, books A Millions, I actually submitted, um, just submitted another request to book a million so they can pick up the Cafe Fuji, they have the Shadow of Death End the or, but they didn't pick up the, we had to submit a request to them. Um, we ac I actually, um, got the best selling contemporary Christian Children's Illustrated book. Um, I probably was the only one that order four characters, but, um, the best song Barns and Noble right now, um, the Illustrated, um, Christian Conservative Children's Book, number one, and I won an award with that. And then also number one adult Christian contemporary fiction novel, um, number one. But I'm, again, how many have the, all, all that behind the, the name. So I don't know how many other authors I was competing up against. I might have been 1 0 1, you know, so well. Well, Roy, we have to get a quick, uh, commercial break in here. Uh, so we'll go ahead and take that. And, uh, when we come back, um, let's talk a little bit about what your plans for the future, uh, may be. And, uh, and if you have any thoughts on, uh, on upcoming books as well. We'll be, yeah, I, okay. You're listening to commonalities or guests Find Common Ground through Uncommon Conversations. We'll be back after this brief break to recognize our sponsors. 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What needs immediate attention and what will require maintenance after you move in Your home is one of your biggest investments. So make sure your investment is everything you hoped it to be. Call Dave Dowling at Grandview Inspections at 7 2 4 2 0 8 4 1 0 8. Are you enjoying the program? You're listening to support commonalities and help keep us on the air by making a donation of five, 10 or $25, or any amount you feel comfortable sharing [email protected] Again, that is donate.commonalities.online on the worldwide web. Buy our host a cup of coffee or help pay for airtime at Donate dot comal online. Online. Founded in 1991, bright Stripe has succeeded on the premises of quality work done right at an affordable cost. At Bright Stripe personal service has always been a must. We strive to be the, the premier asphalt ceiling and striping company in the region. Matt George, the owner of Bright Stripe llc, brings experience from his construction and maintenance company, mountain Creek Construction and Maintenance. Matt has provided excellent customer service to many happy businesses and homeowners. Brights Stripe is the premier provider of seal coating or pavement ceiling. The process of applying a protective coating to asphalt based pavements to provide a layer of protection from the elements, water, oils, and UV damage. They also specialize in driveway and parking lot. Crack ceiling. Crack ceiling is the process of applying a protective coating to asphalt based pavements. Bright stripe also abides by all safety laws and standards in line striping and layout. For a no obligation estimate, contact Bright Stripe at 7 2 4 4 3 7 6 0 9 0. It helps if I unmute myself. You're listening to commonalities on WBS Radio five 90 am 1 0 1 0.1 fm. I'm your host, Matt Dowling. And, uh, joining me today is Christian author Roy Chais. And, uh, we were talking a little bit about your previous books before the break, uh, and when we got back, uh, we said we were going to be talking about some of your future plans. So what's next, Roy? Well, I have a follow up of the Shadow of death called Phil Evil. It was, it was picked up by Fulton Books. Um, it's a continuation of the characters in the first book. Um, I also have, um, through the Valley, picked up by the Collins Harper, um, Christians number one Christian, um, publisher. Uh, and it's, um, as you notice, there's a theme though. I walk through the valley and a shadow of death. I shall feel no evil. Those are the titles, um, that I picked from. And then, um, that was also picked up. Um, I do have publishers and editors, well editors working in influencers on both right now, apparently. I, I, I'm <laugh> not very, very good at edit <laugh>. I submit it and they resubmit it, and then they send it back, and then I send it back and back and forth. It goes. And it takes years, years, and that's not a joke. So, um, for one book to, to get on the shelves. So, um, yeah, I have two books right now, um, in the process should we say. And then, um, I have these two that took, took a while, um, but I'm, I'm proudest of the, um, the child, the children's book, the Christian, and it's, it's funny and it's numerous. So, and, and then it's basically, um, something that you can read your, your kids from age 10 down. Now, Roy, uh, as far as, uh, as a writer goes, um, how long have you been writing? Is this something that you've done as a hobby your entire life, or is this something that you've developed just within the last couple years? <Laugh>, I took more than a couple years to get even a book accepted by a publisher. Um, I believe the shadow of Death, I started in like 2016 and I submitted it to seven. I got denies, um, letters saying that it wasn't good enough. Um, one wanted to change it, change the characters. Apparently my main character's last name means something in Spanish. I have no idea what, um, and, and so on. So it took a long time for someone to actually pick it up, and I was so thankful when, um, Collins, um, said they would, and then they reviewed it and did some changes, but the changes had to fit their guidelines as well. And, um, then I, I did, um, cafe for Jesus in 2020 and, um, which 2019 I started, it put 2020, I submitted it again. It took a long time for, for anyone to pick it up and, um, I'm glad to page and, um, Colin Charper worked together on this to get it in to where it's at now, and it's in Bonds and Noble and Amazon and books are millions soon, and you can order it online and there's many of, of independent bookstores to, to advertising it online for the holidays discounted. Sure. So there's still time to get those holiday orders in and, uh, and maybe give this as one of, uh, one of the up and coming gifts for this holiday season. You know? Yeah. It's a, it's a good read. Every, every um, person that reads it to their children, they send it, um, find it funny and, and numerous, uh, and also with, with uh, um, a message at the end that in today's society, it may not fit the norm, but, um, you know, putting Faith First is something that I guess is not the norm of what's going on. So. When you began writing the book, did, um, did that message stand out? Is that something that you thought, you know, if I'm going to write, uh, anything, I want to, uh, encompass kind of this sentiment in that book? Both books? Yes. And believe it or not, I got some denials from publishing companies because of the faith. Now, you can't mention certain things like scripture, but because of the faith background that's in the book and, and, and the way it leads out, I got denied from a lot of companies that, well, if you did this or if you change it to that and to make it more. They wanted to make it all almost more of a secular book. Right? Correct. And then to have any kind of faith based inspiration there. Exactly. Something more of a, um, John Stanford or something in that realm instead of, um, the faith behind it. Um, I mean, it is a, a suspense novel, but it doesn't get into the graphics of a Jackie Collins, you know? So, um, but uh, it is, it, the first book did well enough for them to ask for a second, and I thought that was surprise surprising and thankful, and I'm been blessed on both of them. But, um, I get a lot of feedback on the, on the children's book, so I'm, I'm glad on that too, cuz we have to make a difference in, in the children's lives, positive or negative, you know, to make a difference. Well, we have to get in a quick, uh, commercial break here one more time and, uh, and then we'll be back and we will be talking a little bit more about, uh, your future endeavors and, uh, and some of the things you're trying to share with your readers. You're listening to commonalities where guests find common ground through uncommon conversations. We'll be back after this brief break to recognize our sponsors. Are you enjoying the program? You're listening to support commonalities and help keep us on the air by making a donation of five, 10, or $25, or any amount you feel comfortable sharing [email protected] Again, that is donate.commonalities.online on the worldwide web. Buy our host a cup of coffee or help pay for airtime at donate dot commonalities online. When it comes to buying a home, what you see isn't exactly what you get. That's why home buyers should call Dave Dowling at Grandview Inspections at 7 2 4 2 0 8 4 1 0 8. You'll see colorful flowers, freshly painted walls, granite countertops, fleeing hardwood floors and other touches. What you can't see is the cracks, ancient plumbing, dangerous wiring, or broken appliances that might be revealed when you hire a home inspector. And when it comes to home inspectors, knowing yours has the qualifications and experience needed should be your number one concern. Dave Dowling with Grand View Inspections is an architectural engineer with over 30 years of commercial construction experience and hundreds of inspections under his belt. A home inspection is an opportunity for you to hire an expert to walk through the home and prepare a report outlining the home's major components. What needs immediate attention and what will require maintenance after you move in your home is one of your biggest investments. So make sure your investment is everything you hoped it to be. Call Dave Dowling at Grandview Inspections at 7 2 4 2 0 8 4 1 0 8. Is your business using analog strategies in a digital marketing world? If so, then contact Matthew or Rebecca Dowling at Coordinated 360 for a professional consultation where we bring in-depth knowledge and functional expertise with a holistic perspective. Coordinated 360 provides digital marketing, paid ad and media buying services, web design, social media management, video production, and more for businesses, organizations, and political campaigns with decades of experience. Matt and Becky at Coordinated 360 can help you craft your unique message and share it with the world. For a no risk media evaluation and recommendations, call 7 2 4 3 2 0 22 12 or visit us online at www.coordinatedthreesixty.com. Find us also on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, or email info coordinated three sixty.com. Well, you're listening to commonalities on WBS Radio five 90 am 1 0 1 0.1 fm. I'm your host, Matt Dowling. And, uh, joining me today is Christian author Roy Nelson Chales, uh, from the Somerset County area. Roy, thank you so much for making time to be with us today. Uh, we've enjoyed hearing a little bit about, uh, the books that you have out and where they can be purchased, as well as, uh, some of the background on why you thought that they were important thematic works, uh, that you've put out as well. Well, I also wanna mention that, um, I was in an accident, um, back in June, um, cut, we constructed arms, knees, kidney, um, operated on three times. Um, and that I was blessed enough that, um, I am not, um, dead by now. Um, I don't know, this is a, a graphic, a picture of me, but, um, um, that's what the accident left me in. And, um, I'm, I'm blessed. I'm, I'm, I'm beyond blessed and I find that, um, God protected me through that, through everything. And, um, apparently I have something to why I'm still here. Something, um, they, they blessed me at Bonds and Noble, um, they gave me, um, the awards, um, from Bonds and Noble and, and I, and I was blessed with that. And, um, I, I don't know why, why I'm still here. Um, so apparently maybe the book itself would make a difference in someone's life. We renew the faith and, and, um, we remember the deception is never the answer to anything. Keep the faith strong and we should believe wait on God. And once we do that, everything will fall into place, you know, and we shouldn't, um, just worry about life because we should have no fear. God will take care of us each and every day. So, I mean, that's probably why I talked away the accident, um, the, the things. But, um, hopefully everyone can understand what I say. Um, but, um, I just wanna also say that, um, my favorite verse second coincidence to four, five months of affliction and anguish of the theor, I write onto you through many tears. Not that you shall be grieved, but you might know the love I have for you more abundantly. You know, Paul worked at of course, but I I I think it's appropriate at this these times. That's. That's part of the message that you're trying to share through your works as well. Oh, of course. Yeah. Yep. Um, The, the first book is about a, a, a guy that is a biker, but people was judging him way he looks, not knowing that he was a Christian and he, he came to a rescue of his niece. Um, he had some friends and in the second book, a biker again came into, and his appearance came to help someone that needed help at not being able to feed a family. And he paid for the groceries unknown to her that this guy that she never met before paid her bill wast, helped her fetal family at it just don't happen today. If somebody would, would look or, or try that it be, they'd think that they're up to something and interest shame. And we live in, in a society that judge and, and, um, just takes the, the road away from God and then pointing the values that you find in the, in the Bible. First, I, I, I don't understand it cause I've been through some things, including the accident letter. I shouldn't be here, but I am for a reason. And we are all, all here for a reason. You're doing what you do for a reason. God gave you the ability to do it, and you share it with people and you may, may have or may make a difference in someone's life by one single word, message, comment, and you never even know it. And and that's, that's the most that we can, we can hope to do and that we can hope to carry out through our everyday interactions with other people. 100%. I agree. Well, we, we need to get our final break of the, the day in and, uh, and then we'll be back. We'll talk about where you can find your books again and, uh, final thoughts and we'll wrap up the show for the day. Okay, thank you. You're listening to commonalities where guests find common ground through uncommon conversations. We'll be back after this brief break to recognize our sponsors. When it comes to buying a home, what you see isn't exactly what you get. That's why home buyers should call Dave Dowling at Grandview Inspections at 7 2 4 2 0 8 4 1 0 8. You'll see colorful flowers, freshly painted walls, granite countertops, gleaming hardwood floors and touches. What you can't see is the cracks, ancient plumbing, dangerous wiring, or broken appliances that might be revealed when you hire a home inspector. And when it comes to home inspectors, knowing yours has the qualifications and experience needed should be your number one concern. Dave Dowling with Grand View Inspections is an architectural engineer with over 30 years of commercial construction experience and hundreds of inspections under his belt. A home inspection is an opportunity for you to hire an expert to walk through the home and prepare a report outlining the home's major components. What needs immediate attention and what will require maintenance after you move in Your home is one of your biggest investments. So make sure your investment is everything you hoped it to be. Call Dave Dowling at Grandview Inspections at 7 2 4 2 0 8 4 1 0 8. Are you enjoying the program? You're listening to support commonalities and help keep us on the air by making a donation of five 10 or $25 or any amount you feel comfortable sharing [email protected] Again, that is donate.commonalities.online on the worldwide web. Buy our host a cup of coffee or help pay for airtime at donate dot commonalities online. Is your business using analog strategies in a digital marketing world? If so, then contact Matthew or Rebecca Dowling at Coordinated 360 for a professional consultation where we bring in depth knowledge and functional expertise with a holistic perspective. Coordinated 360 provides digital marketing, paid ad and media buying services, web design, social media management, video production, and more for businesses, organizations, and political campaigns with decades of experience. Matt and Becky at Coordinated 360 can help you craft your unique message and share it with the world. For a no risk media evaluation and recommendations, call 7 2 4 3 2 0 22 12 or visit us online at www.coordinatedthreesixty.com. Find us also on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, or email info coordinated three sixty.com. Founded in 1991, bright Stripe has succeeded on the premises of quality work done right at an affordable cost. At Bright Stripe personal service has always been a must. We strive to be the premier asphalt ceiling and striping company in the region. Matt George, the owner of Right Stripe LLC, brings experience from his construction and maintenance company, mountain Creek Construction and Maintenance. Matt has provided excellent customer service to many happy businesses and homeowners. Bright Stripe is the premier provider of seal coating or pavement ceiling. The process of applying a protective coating to asphalt based pavements to provide a layer of protection from the elements, water, oils, and UV damage. They also specialize in driveway and parking lot. Crack ceiling. Crack ceiling is the process of applying a protective coating to asphalt based pavements. Brights, stripe, also abides by all safety laws and standards in line striping and layout. For a no obligation estimate, contact Bright Stripe at 7 2 4 4 3 7 6 0 9 0. Well, you're listening to commonalities on WBS Radio five 90 am 1 0 1 0.1 fm, and every place you download your favorite podcast, you can find us. Again, that's commonalities. I'm your host, Matt Dowling, and my guest today is Roy Nelson Chais. And, uh, Roy is a Christian author that has written both, uh, for the youth audience and for adults. Um, and, uh, why don't we get in there where someone can find some of your works if they wanted to purchase those. You can Google my, my name, my full name, Marie Na and Charles, you can see that they're being sold at Amazon Swift Books, bonds and Noble The Nook, uh, on eBay, believe it or not, candlelight books, Harpo Collins, Christian Books page and Fulton Books. They all listed, um, the prices and, and, um, those are the places, basically everywhere. Books and Millions did not pick up this book yet, but, um, that's in the process to be picked up. So, um, as soon as they pick that up, it'll be available at Books and Millions. But besides that, it's available everywhere. Hopefully the Nook, um, the Voices on the Nook does, it'll be record, hear what they sound like. Um, I haven't heard the Nook, um, voice over of either one yet. I mean, I can, but I just didn't hear it. And, um, if, if you won a book, I I've been given a lot of the books away, um, and, and signing them and just giving them away, um, be basically the message is more important than, than the, the book, the price of the book, the message. So without the message. So I, I would rather just, if, if you can't afford the, the books, the $14, um, through a company I don't serve over the, um, Christmas holidays on Amazon. I saw there at seven, uh, thrift books and, and Bonds and Noble and Collins and Harpo have them down to eight. So, um, there you go. Um, and, and you can Google my name or the, the books. The book is called Cat Food for Jesus or I Shadow of Death or My Complete Name, and it'll come up and where they're all located and um, you can, you can purchase 'em. Well, thank you so much for being with us and, uh, for sharing some of your vision and outlook, uh, with us here today. Hopefully people will look up your book and learn more about the message that you hope to share, uh, this holiday season. Thanks again for being our guest. This has been Commonalities, a show where guests find common ground through uncommon conversations. Copyright 2022, coordinated 360. All public rebroadcast should be done with prior written approval from Matthew Dowling. All requests should be sent to [email protected] Thank you for listening to Commonalities. Founded in 1991, brights Stripe has succeeded on the premises of quality work done right at an affordable cost. At Bright Stripe personal service has always been a must. We strive to be the premier asphalt ceiling and striping company in the region. Matt George, the owner of Bright Stripe llc, brings experience from his construction and maintenance company, mountain Creek Construction and Maintenance. Matt has provided excellent customer service to many happy businesses and homeowners. Bright Stripe is the premier provider of seal coating or pavement ceiling. The process of applying a protective coating to asphalt based pavements to provide a layer of protection from the elements, water, oils, and UV damage. They also specialize in driveway and parking lot. Crack ceiling. Crack ceiling is the process of applying a protective coating to asphalt based pavements. Bright stripe also abides by all safety laws and standards in line striping and layout. For a no obligation estimate, contact Bright Stripe at 7 2 4 4 3 7 6 0 9 0.

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