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As a family practitioner, Dr. Glen Page encounters a variety of society’s illnesses. The principal characters in The Last Plague face many of these same illnesses in body, mind, and soul. Although the book is set on a stage of biblical proportions, Dr. Page hopes readers will identify with and learn from the struggles and triumphs of his characters.


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                                                                         INTERVIEW

 

 

 

Glen E Page MD

Author

“The Last Plague”

Apocalypse Series

Synergy Books

Bookpros Publishing Company

Telephone No. 208-678-1126

Fax No. 208-678-5226

apocalypse@lastplague.com

 

 

PW-“Today we are interviewing Dr. Glen E. Page, the author of his newly released book, ‘The Last Plague’ published by Bookpros Publishing Company under the Synergy Books Logo.”  Welcome, Dr. Page.

 

GP-“Thank you, I’m glad to be here.”

 

PW-“My first question is how does a busy physician find time to write a book?”

 

GP-“Mostly from sleepless nights.  As I have aged, I don’t sleep as well as I use too.”

 

PW-“Your book’s cover and title are quite interesting.  Why the title ‘The Last Plague’?”

 

GP-“When God called Moses to free the Israelite slaves from the Egyptians God gave him eleven vials.  Each vial’s release caused a plague.  After the release of the tenth vial the firstborn son of each Egyptian family died.  The Pharaoh then released the Israelites from bondage and Moses never used the eleventh vial.  To protect if from evil forces, he hid the eleventh vial in the Ark of the Covenant.  But today Lucifer wants this vial.  He knows if he controls the eleventh vial, the earth will become his.  This vial will bring about the Apocalypse, and led to the world’s final battle, Armageddon.  For the release of the eleventh vial will cause ‘The Last Plague’.”

 

PW-“I assume we’ll have to read the book to find out what the last plague is?”

 

GP-“I’m afraid so.”

 

PW-“At the top of the book cover is the phrase ‘Apocalypse Series’.  Are there more than one book?”

 

GP-“Yes, this is the first of several.  I’m presently working on the fourth and fifth books of the series.”

 

PW-“Which of the series do you like the best?”

 

GP-“I think the fifth.  It has some unexpected surprises, and touches my heart the most.”

 

PW-“Now are these books based on any true events?”

 

GP-“Some events are true, but the books are fiction and fantasy.”

 

PW-“Fantasy?”

 

GP-“For example I borrowed a belief about Jesus’ apostle John the Beloved from a particular religion.  They believe that after Christ’s resurrection, Jesus visited a group of people who lived here anciently on the American continent.  While he was here he told those people that one of his apostles, John the Beloved, asked not to die until Christ’s Second Coming.  Jesus granted his request, which allowed him to walk among us unrecognized for the last two millennia.  John is one of the characters in the book.

 

Another example is from some people who have had near death experiences.  They said that when they passed to the other side, they notice people could move from one place to another by using their hearts and minds somehow.  I also included this phenomenon in the book.

 

PW-“You mentioned Jesus Christ.  Is this story based during his lifetime?”

 

GP-“No.  It’s a story in our time, but does refer to characters from his day, like John the Beloved and Jesus’ younger sisters.”

 

PW-“Interesting.  Can you give us an overall view of the Apocalypse Series?”

 

GP-“It is a story of a group of social misfits and their journey through the Apocalypse to the final battle of Armageddon.  Along with overall story line, each of the characters faces their own personal battles and demons during this journey.”

 

PW-“Demons, such as?”

 

GP-“Hate, Greed, Prejudice, Abuse, Oppression, Addiction, Poverty, Disease.  The list goes on and on.”

 

PW-“As a physician you probably have seen some of these ‘demons’ in real life?”

 

GP-“More than I would like.  People experience the heartache from the death of love ones.  Others feel the overwhelming effects of disease.  Many wounded by the deep scars of divorce.  I’m astounded by the number of people who suffer from depression.  Unfortunately there are many people out there who have lost all glimmers of hope for a better life.”

 

PW-“You talk as if you speak from experience.”

 

GP-“For many years I have spoken before groups and counseled individuals about these and similar problems.  I hope I can continue to help the best I can.”

 

PW-“Dr. Page, is that the reason you write these books?”

 

GP-“One of the reasons.  Writing allows me to address the world’s social ills in a non-threatening way, creating characters that struggle, and demonstrating ways they may overcome their tribulations.  Hopefully it will give readers potential avenues that they too can succeed in conquering their ‘demons’ and find some meaning and happiness in their own lives.”

 

PW-“I read where you editor called your book ‘very compelling’.  Do you know what the editor means?”

 

GP-“I think so.  Passions stir inside of me when I think about what’s happening in our world.  All the time I think to myself what kind of legacy are we leaving for future generations.  What am I doing personally to make this world a better and safer place to live?  In these books I address things that really bother me, and do not mince words.  In my writings I hammer hard the societal entrapments that can enslave people to pursuits that really are insignificant when you look at the world suffering.”

 

PW-“Societal Entrapments, like what?”

 

GP-“Look at the Meth addicts.  The drive to use Meth is so strong, some would do anything for the drug.  How many have placed so much emphasis on pursuit of fame, career, financial gain, ‘good times’, that nothing else matters.  Several years ago I remember watching an episode of George Lopez when he was warning his daughter about men’s intentions.  He made the comment to her that ‘all men are pigs.’  I laughed at his comment.  How many times have I quoted his words to my own daughters.  But I wonder how many people really do live from orgasm to orgasm.  How many are so consumed with self-gratification, they have little regard for the feelings of others.  In the books I strongly discuss entrapments.  I think that’s why the editor felt the book was so compelling, compelling for change.” 

 

PW-“You mentioned you address social ills in your books.  Can you give us a couple of examples?”

 

GP-“Let’s take world poverty for example.  I read of a religious figure who visited the Philippines a few years ago.  Their poverty touched him.  He stated that if his church’s world assets were donated to the Philippines it would only be a drop in the bucket of need just for that country alone.  Sadly too many countries suffer from hunger, disease, oppression, lack of education, lack of freedom, and just the basic needs of life.”

      “Let’s take another example that really touched me.  I read there is this Central African country whose army soldiers took girls from local villages to be their sexual slaves.  They abused these girls to the point there vaginas and rectums needed surgical repair at local hospitals.  Once they healed, they didn’t want to return to home knowing the same thing would happen to them again.”

      “As I read these stories and others, I have asked myself many times how can one human being treat another in such a way?  I worry about the children of the world.  So many suffer and die each day.  Do not all people deserve to live in a safe non-threatening world?  I remember when President Jimmy Carter’s group referred to the poverty that existed in Mexico, Central and South America.  They described it as millions upon millions.  Having lived in Mexico for two years, I’ve personally have seen existing tragedy and hopelessness.  But on an encouraging note, I’ve read about people, organizations, celebrities, sports figures, public officials, churches, and others who are trying to make a difference.  Like them I want to make a difference, even if it is only results in helping a few.  That’s why I so strongly address some of the ills of this world.”

         

PW-“You mentioned earlier that Christ’s younger sisters were characters in the book.  Is “The Last Plague” a religious book?”

 

GP-“There are some religious aspects in the book.  For example the story follows the Book of Revelations foretold prophecies, but these aspects are more generic than specific.  The book does refer to the Catholic Church, the Jewish religion, the Islamic religion, and the followers of Lucifer, but only as side notes to aid in the flow of the story.”

 

PW-“With writing these books, are you trying to compel readers to accept certain views and philosophy of life?”

 

GP-“I hope so.  I wrote this story for change.  I also believe there are truth remnants in the writings, but I would never try to force my opinions or beliefs on anyone.  But I do hope the story compels readers to action.  Search for truth is a unique journey for each of us.  When seeking truth, people need to learn what they can from all sources of knowledge.  Mull things over in their minds.  Look at knowledge from all sides.  Internalize as much as possible.  Then finally after extensive searching, they need to look into their own hearts.  Surprisingly, the answers they seek will come easier than they think.”

 

PW-“When did you realize you had a talent for writing?”

 

GP-“I’m still not sure I do.  When I was a senior in high school, my English teacher assigned our class to write several short stories during the year.  My teacher would always read my stories to the rest of the class.  I was so shy and bashful; it would always embarrass me.  I guess my teacher thought she saw something, because at the end of my senior year, she suggested I might take some writing classes in college.     

 

PW-“Now that you have published a book, do you enjoy being a published author?”

 

GP-“More like a published scribe than a published author.”

 

PW-“What do you mean?”

 

GP-“It is kind of hard to explain.  Often the characters wouldn’t allow me to take the story in the direction I wanted.  When I started I really wanted to write at the level of children, books to encourage and inspire.  But it was like the characters wouldn’t let me take the story in that direction but rather they dictated their story, and like a scribe, I just wrote it down.” 

 

PW-“Can you give us examples of this happening?”

 

GP-“Well for example like in the second chapter, a character  refers to a woman’s breasts.  Several chapters later there is a discussion about a cadaver’s penis.  Toward the end of the first book the characters discuss adultery.  These sexual discussions and actions help us to understand the characters, but are not usual for me.  Several times I thought of changing some directions of the story, but I didn’t and left them alone.”

 

PW-“How does being a published author compare to being a physician?”

 

GP-“Although it is an honor to publish a book, it pales to that of being a physician.  I have been allowed to be an extended member of numerous families.  I have felt their pains and sorrows, and smiled with their joys and successes.  To me being a physician is one of life’s greatest honors.”

 

PW-“Your book is dedicated to your wife Jane, and your nine children.  Raising nine children in this day and age, how difficult was that?”

 

GP-“Difficult enough.  Parents sacrifice much when they have children.  People speak of the expense of raising children, but as a parent what was more difficult was watching your children and others pass through their own tribulations.  Peer pressure, drug abuse, alcoholism, parental rejection, teenage pregnancy, STD’s, Sexual and Physical Abuse seem to be as prevalent today as ever before.”

 

PW-“Bookpros out of Austin, Texas is listed as your publisher.  How helpful have they been?”

 

GP-“They have been excellent.  Bookpros took my hand and guided me through each publishing step.  Their editor and staff were very helpful.  The whole process has been quite pleasant.  I would recommend Bookpros to anyone.”

 

PW-“Dr. Page, we wish you the best with your series and thank you for allowing us to talk with you.”

 

GP-“The pleasure has been mine.”

 

 

Additional Information

Multiple Articles and Short Stories.

Contact Information

212 Churchill Drive 
Burley ID 83313   USA
Contact Author: Glen E Page MD


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