Anthony Mathenia is a novelist, blogger, and freelance writer.
Having spent the majority of his life trapped in a religious cult he now writes on the liberation of the human spirit.
His latest project is Paradise Earth, a novel in three parts about the survival of faith and love after the apocalypse, to be published by Curiosity Quills Press in 2012.
Anthony lives in Illinois with his wife and daughter.
He sincerely apologizes for waking you up on Saturday mornings in order to recruit you.
When the ground quakes and blazing balls of fire fall from the sky, a religious sect interprets it as the fulfillment of long-held prophecies foretelling the end of the world. The members flee to their religious sanctuary, believing that this global cataclysm is the portent of a new paradise of eternal happiness.
Inside, one cold and starving man struggles to hold onto his hope for the future and grapples with a lifetime of beliefs, and expectations.
If he survives to see the paradise earth, will it be worth it?