Meet Author Caleb Mertz
Caleb has written two books, With Thoughts of Jason, and The Silhouetted Leaves. Here’s a look at each one.
WITH THOUGHTS OF JASON – A boy of reservation, and intelligence has a tremendous point of view. Over the summer many lessons are learned. Experiencing the world for the first time, leaves Jason with a feeling of accomplishment. Losing weight, and gaining an acceptable self image are goals many strive for. When Jason achieves this, he sets himself up for more than he might be able to bear. Twisted with feelings for many boys, and having the uncaring hands of family and friends ushering him along his path of life results in more torture than one might ever wish to withstand. Prevailing through it all, Jason’s life is coming to a quicker end than he could have expected. Love, life, and legacy only scraping the surface.
THE SILHOUETTED LEAVES – Jamie’s lying about the psychotic episodes by calling them her psychic visions. The visions get worse, as Jack wanders from her side, forcing action upon these delusional thoughts. Jack and Jamie have been roommates for over six years before the visions begin picking up intensity. As they worsen, she begins to see some aspects of their life that had been forgotten about. Falling for his theater director causes a bout of psychotic dilemma’s as Jack realizes he suffers from the same schizophrenia. Being involved with a murder, each person now stands alone to depend on the visions they had once striven for. As crazed as the person who possess them, each dementia’s demonic role unfolds in a just time. With their worlds torn apart, the visions make everything okay, right up until their very end.
On what he’d like to accomplish with his books, Caleb says, “Share a different philosophy. I want someone to pick up my book and know that they are reading something different from the normal. I also wish to inform and share a form of “walking in their shoes”.”
His next project is in the works, “The Unexpected” is an end times thriller promising a world past 2012.
His books can be purchased locally at Moravian Book Store. They’ve even got two signed copies! In addition they are available online at www.calebmertz.com/books.html [ebooks] – smashwords.com, barnesandnoble.com, amazon.com