Alton Gansky has teamed up again
with prophecy expert Mark Hitchcock—
this time, the duo explores
the chaos of a world suddenly bereft
of technology.

In Digital Winter (Harvest
House), an evolving computer
virus knocks out communication
systems and power grids. Among
those adapting to a world set back
a hundred years is an Air Force
officer working in cyber security,
and his wife, a trauma surgeon.

“I do the writing,” Alton explains.
“Mark excels at nonfiction and has
several outstanding books dealing
with prophetic matters. I default to
him for those matters. He oversees
the doctrinal elements and I focus
on the storytelling.”

With more than 40 books published,
the majority novels, Alton
is clearly qualified to craft stories.
“My writing goal is to provide entertainment
that makes the reader
think,” he says. “Digital Winter
deals with a very real subject and
is based on dangers
we face being as technologically
as we are. Our country—
well, all developed
be tossed back a century
in just a few minutes.
Our goal was to imagine
a scenario that could
happen and one that fit
end-times prophecies.
Of course, this is not a
prediction—it’s a novel
about a possibility.”

Alton worked in
banking, and was a
firefighter, architect
and pastor before pursuing
publication for
his writing. He and his
wife, Becky, have three
grown children and live
in California.

He sums up the theme of Digital Winter in two parts:
“Severe crisis brings out the best and worst in people,”
and “Faith and love are more important than computers
and smartphones.”

This article originally appeared in the October/November 2012 issue of FamilyFiction Edge digital magazine. Subscribe for free today!

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About The Author

Alton Gansky is the author of 30 books—24 of them novels, including the Angel Award winner Terminal Justice and Christie Award finalist A Ship Possessed. A frequent speaker at writing conferences, he holds BA and MA degrees in biblical studies. Alton and his wife reside in Southern California.