Topic: Author Interview
John Schroeder the Person
author: Why Monkeys Are Monkeys and People Are PeopleThe Case Against Dawkins, Hitchens, and Hawking
1. What three words do you think describe you as a human being?
Mature, (ancient), Conservative, (stubborn), Inquisitive, (nosy).
2. How do you think others would describe you?
Friendly, Intelligent, Honest.
3. Please tell us what you are most passionate about outside of writing.
Matthew 28:19, 20. “Spreading the Word.”
4. Do you have any pets? If so, introduce us to them.
Meet Pete, our five-year-old Shih Tzu. He will stand on his hind legs and paw the air until you lean down and pay attention to him. If you get close enough he will lick first one ear and then the other. Duck when he goes for your nose. He is 16 pounds of perpetual motion; loves people; teases until he can get chased; has a vocabulary of over 100 words, and is convinced he’s human.
5. What is your most precious memory?
Of being born again into the Body of Christ. My born again experience was reminiscent of Jacob when he wrestled all night with the angel; and of Pilgrim when he finally laid his burden down.
6. What is your most embarrassing memory?
The alcohol-related loss of my highly promising business career.
7. If you weren’t a writer, what would you be doing with your life?
Preaching the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
8. In two paragraphs or less write your obituary.
John Schroeder, beloved husband of Claudia Schroeder, nee Avalos. Mr. Schroeder was born during the early stages of the great depression in Cincinnati, Ohio, to devout Roman Catholic parents, Clifford and Agnes (Mally) Schroeder. He was educated in Parochial elementary school and St. Xavier High School. Higher education was obtained at Xavier University, Cincinnati. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Following his military service he entered the business world as an advertising writer and rose over the years to marketing directorships in major corporations. He was the holder of two construction tool patents; the author of five books; the founder of Creation Science Seminars of Georgia, and an active member of Calvary Baptist Church, Statham, Georgia. ETC.John Schroeder the writer:
9. Can you describe the time you realized you were indeed a “real” writer?
Yes. I was blessed to convert from Roman Catholicism to apostolic Christianity and in time became burdened for the souls of those still laboring for eternal life in that religion. I began to study the religion in depth, comparing its teachings with those of the holy Bible. Soon I was writing down the various contradictory findings I had uncovered, and before long these writings began to form themselves into separate subjects and later into individual chapters. One day I realized I was actually writing a book, and that book turned out to be “Heresies of Catholicism…The Apostate Church, published by iUniverse in 2003.
10. What is going on with your writing these days?
I am working on several manuscripts as the Lord moves me. One is an inspirational work for Christians who feel more and more isolated in a world sinking deeper and deeper into sin. It’s title will be “Elijah’s Cloud.” Another I am working on is an in depth look at where the one true Church founded by Jesus can be found in our era. It will be entitled, “Resolving At Long Last The Historic One-True-Church Controversy.” I have already completed a book entitled “The Astonishing Question of Pope Paul VI” and am looking for a publisher.
11. What are your future goals for your writing?
For anything that I write to be relevant and God-honoring; easy to read without pandering to our nation’s slide backwards into semi-illiteracy.
12. Can you describe a typical writing day for you?
Yes. Up at seven. Walk the dog. Coffee and the morning papers. Turn on the computer and…..research, research, research. And then….more research. Copious notes; tons of references. Finally, write two paragraphs or possibly three on a really productive day.
13. Why do you write?
To inform. To entertain. To influence for good. To spread the good news that Jesus died to give us life.
14. What writer most inspires you? Why?
The Apostle Paul. I feel when I read him that he’s speaking directly to me out of a sincere concern for my well being.
15. How do you define your writing?
Better than when I began but far short of where I hope it one day will be.
16. In one sentence—what do you want people to say about your writing in fifty years?
“We need more writing like his today.”
John Schroeder the details:
17. Can you tell us where to find more information on you? Website? Blog?
The Favorite Authors page of Living Waters Publishing.
18. Is there a place where readers can reach you? Email to email@example.com
19. Can you list all your book titles so people can look for them?
In order of publication…
1.”Heresies of Catholicism…The Apostate Church” (iUniverse 2003 ISBN 0-595-65682-X)…
2. “About The Religion of Senators Kennedy and Kerry.” (Trafford, 2004 ISBN1-4120-3522-8)…
3. “Darwinism: Sorcery In The Classroom.” (Wheatmark 2005 ISBN 1-58736-531-6)…and
4. “Why Monkeys Are Monkeys and People Are People The Case Against Dawkins, Hitchens, and Hawking.” (Living Waters Publishing 2008)
20. For new readers—what can they expect when they read your book(s)?
1. To be entertained. 2. To be informed. 3. To be exposed to some new thoughts and ideas.
21. Take as much space as necessary to speak to our readers—what would you like them to know about you and your writing?
I am genuinely concerned for the eternal destiny of my readers. I want to meet every one of them walking the golden boulevards of the New Jerusalem.