The Eleventh Hour: The Enlightened Ones Book 1"...and from these fibers shall emerge the next immaculate conceptions."When archaeologist, Sophia Conrad, uncovers an ancient scroll hidden deep in the Judaean hills, a force greater than her conscience compels her to steal it. As she begins to translate the writings she realizes three very important facts. This is a book of prophecy foretelling the end times; it is the personal diary of Jesus; and she has been chosen to save mankind from the next cataclysmic event. But when she discovers a small piece of fabric tucked inside the scroll, she and her husband David, a geneticist, are propelled into a life of science, secrecy and government conspiracy.BOOK II: The Eleventh Hour: Day Of Atonement
"...he who cometh next shall be the spirit and image of the Lamb of God."
The scroll forewarned David and Sophia about a cataclysmic event that would devastate mankind. So for thirty years they secretly prepared for what Jesus called The Day of Atonement. Now, as that day is upon them, they must do everything in their power to save the lives of seven very special men and get them to Old Beersheba before the Shift of the Ages can take place. But a weapon so evil, so insidious, yet so unassuming threatens their mission, their lives and the lives of all humanity. Who will get there first? The race is on!Book III: The Eleventh Hour: Resurrection
"...if one emerges whose soul is as pure as mine, let him step forth. The salvation of all mankind depends on it."
One look at the eerie green swirls of light slithering across the night sky, and Sophia Conrad knows the prophecies foretold in the scrolls are true. The Shift of the Ages has begun. And no matter how many times they perform the ancient ritual, nothing seems to work. The Earth is slowing down, the magnetic fields are dropping, and time is running out. One look at the guns pointed at her heart, and Sophia knows that no matter what happens, her life is about to end... unless God grants them a miracle.The Eleventh Hour Trilogy:
Book I The Eleventh Hour: The Enlightened ones
Book II The Eleventh Hour: Day Of Atonement
Book III The Eleventh Hour: Resurrection
Today is my stop on the Eleventh Hour Trilogy by Kathryn Dionne. The Eleventh Hour is a supernatural thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat and asking yourself; is this fiction, or is it real?
How I wrote The Eleventh Hour Trilogy
by Kathryn Dionne
Have you ever had a dream seem so real that when you woke up, you weren’t sure if it was a horrifying nightmare or a premonition of things to come?
My Eleventh Hour Trilogy is based on a terrifying end-of-the-world nightmare I had fifteen years ago that still haunts me to this day. I cried for weeks afterwards because I couldn’t get the devastating images out of my mind. Picture this; you are standing in a schoolyard, and you see children lying on the ground all around you. They are not moving. You can’t tell whether they are alive or dead. You want to run to them and protect them, but you can’t because you’re paralyzed. It’s as if your feet are cemented to the ground. You hear a low humming noise that seems to be coming from everywhere. It begins to penetrate your mind, invading your very soul. You want to jam your fists into your ears to block out the noise, but you can’t lift your arms. You can feel it poisoning your insides and altering your thoughts, but you can’t stop it. You can’t hide from it, and you can’t run from it. The only thing you can do is let it overtake you. A deafening roar overhead causes you to look up. Thousands of missiles are crisscrossing across the entire expanse of the sky. You begin to pray and plead with what little thought you have left—Dear God, please don’t let them be nuclear!
I had already started writing The Eleventh Hour before this fateful nightmare occurred, but in the form of a screenplay. I had a basic story idea and the main protagonist; an archaeologist. But I had no antagonists, no plot, no real details. So I put it away and tried to forget about it and the dream. But something kept bringing me back to this story. One night while flipping through the TV channels I stumbled upon a documentary about the CIA’s Remote Viewers. In the 1970’s, the US government developed a program designed to teach people how to psychically spy on other countries. Right then, the little voice in my head said, “There’s your antagonist!” And so I pulled the unfinished screenplay out from the desk drawer and started writing again.
So many times I gave up on writing The Eleventh Hour. But each time something undeniable brought me back to it, urging me to finish it. The image on the covers of all three books is an ancient geometric symbol called, The Flower of Life. It represents the essence of all life and is the template from which all life springs. I had never seen it or heard of it before. But in a span of three days, I saw that symbol in three different places; on a necklace, on a book jacket and on an old tin box I found at a garage sale. (Which I still have.) Once again the little voice in my head said, “This is the basis of your story!” How could I argue with all of these “coincidences?” I wrote day and night until I finished it.
I shopped the screenplay around Hollywood for a while. Though I had some interest in it from various producers, nothing ever came of it. Then someone suggested I make it into a book. So I started the entire process all over again and eventually wrote the trilogy that is currently on Amazon. This story has been over fifteen years in the making. But I think it was something that I needed to birth in order for me to move on to other books. Now my mind is free to focus on other storylines and other characters.
Because The Eleventh Hour was such an intense trilogy, I needed to write something completely opposite in order for my brain to decompress. So I wrote a children’s book called, Derek The Fireless Dragon, which is now available on Amazon. It is a collection of short, humorous and hopefully touching poems similar to Shel Silverstein’s, A Light In The Attic and Where The Sidewalk Ends.
I am currently working on a sequel to The Eleventh Hour, called Chasing Time. I can’t tell you what it’s about because it would give the ending of the trilogy away. But I can tell you that it will also be action packed as well as having a bit of the supernatural in it.
As for the dream/vision; I still think about it from time to time and shudder. Luckily, I haven’t had anymore like it. Maybe there was nothing prophetic about it, simply a subliminal kick in the pants to get me to finish this trilogy and get it out there for others to read. But then again…
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see, won’t we.
About the author:
Kathryn Dionne, the author of The Eleventh Hour trilogy and Derek The Fireless Dragon, lives in Southern California with her husband, Jeff, and their two Shar Peis, Bogey and Gracie.
From an early age, Kathryn’s love of treasure hunting sparked an interest in archaeology. As an amateur archaeologist, she’s been fortunate enough to uncover some very unique artifacts in different parts of the globe. However, she’s still searching for that very special scroll.
In addition to writing, she manages their five-acre property and their grove of Italian olive trees. Her husband has lovingly named their business; Saint Kathryn’s Olive Oil.
In her spare time, she makes cookie jars and throws pottery in her studio. She also creates mosaics from discarded objects and sells them under the category of Found Art.
She is currently writing a new series called, Chasing Time, which she hopes to have published some time in 2013.