Life After

Life After

By   Publisher  CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN  1508725152

ANSI  1508725152

Published in   Biographies Memoirs, Non Fiction, Religion Spirituality,


He snaps out of it as he smells the strong odor of gunpowder and his ears are ringing from the gunshot… Paul talks about that horrific day in great detail. He tells his story of the events leading up to this day and the days that follow. Paul talks about the five years he served in juvenile facilities, his struggle with self-mutilation, alcohol and drug abuse, and the internal torment. He takes us through the emotional and mental struggle that took place over a number of years. Paul’s life took a downward spiral that would prove to destroy him and possibly cost him his very soul. That’s just the first half of Paul’s story as his life was drastically changed when he came into a life changing relationship with Jesus Christ. He talks about the struggle for forgiveness that lasted for a quarter of a century and how God is healing his heart. Join Paul as he shares in great detail, his life story and the transformation that took place as he found forgiveness through his Savior’s love. Tetelestai (It is finished!)

What is the Tag Line for your book? (A short description of your book in a sentence or two)

This is my life story about horrible tragedy, drug and alcohol abuse, self-mutilating, and suicidal. I share how through it all, when Jesus came into my life, He turned it all around.

Do you write full time or part time

Part time.

Why do you write? (Example; For fun, to make extra money, a personal experience you want to share with the public)

To share hope with people who feel life circumstances have become too unbearable. To share my personal story of my relationship with God has completely turned my life around.

What are you working on right now / or your most recent work

I'm in the very beginning stages of writing about who we are. What is our identity in Jesus?

What inspired you to create this book

To share life change brought through Jesus.

How much research did you do on your book? (If it applies)

I did quite a bit of research so that I could verify that my dates, situations, people, and places were correct.

What was the hardest thing about writing this book for you

Going into so much detail and the memories coming back from such a horrible time in my life.

What was the most rewarding

The rewarding part is when people message me and share with me how God used this book to impact their lives.

If you had to start over, is there anything you would do different


Are you a planner type person, or do you prefer to dive right in when you write

Mostly a planner, but once I start writing, as things come to mind, I just go with it.

How much dialogue do you have with your readers

Quite a bit when they message me.

Do they influence your writing

In this particular topic, they do not influence my writing.

Do you recommend being a part of a support groups to help you with your writing

I do. I think that it's impossible for anyone to know everything and as long as you approach the group willing to learn, and teach, it can be very beneficial.

Do you work with an editor If so, how much input do they have

Yes, I do. On this book, she had a lot of input. At the same time, I had the freedom to disagree if I didn't like a change or suggestion. She was incredible to work with and I highly recommend an editor.

Was there anyone in your past that you think influenced your writing

No, not a particular person. My whole life and the people that I've known as a whole has influenced my writing.

How are you publishing this book? (Indie / self-published, traditional)


What are your thoughts on book series

I think they're great as long as they flow well together.

What advice would you give to your younger self today

Honestly, I would tell myself to quit the drugs and alcohol and go to school for music...become a very well rounded musician.

What is your favorite book or film

My favorite book is the Bible. Aside from that, I'd have to say the Hobbit/Lord of the Rings books and movies.

If you don’t already have one, do you have plans to have a book trailer and what are your thoughts on them overall

I don't have plans for a trailer. I think it's a great way to advertise.

What are you working on next

I am working on a book that focuses on our identities. To talk about who the Bible says we are vs who the world says we are.

When you get frustrated, how do you deal with it

I walk away and take a breather.

What advice would you give a writer that is just starting out

The only thing I would say is to stay diligent and focus on your work. Set a specific time every day or every other day (however often you intend to write) that you will sit down and write. Turn the cell phone off along with the tv. Anything that can be a possible distraction should be removed during your writing time.

About the Author

Paul Holway

Paul Holway has been called to share his story and he has chosen to share it through writing as well as public speaking. The Lord has put a burden on his heart for people who have a lifetime of hurt and regrets and are looking for the hope of redemption. Paul has played lead guitar and bass guitar on worship teams throughout the years. He has had the privilege of having his testimony published in two other books, "It's a God Thing" and "Trials and Triumphs". He has had the honor of being interviewed on air by the KLOVE morning show, Whatever it Takes and El Shaddai radio shows, and Take 12 Recovery Radio. He is also a member of the Luis Palau ministry, Next Generation Alliance. Paul, along with his wife and son, reside in Salem, Oregon. You can contact Paul at