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Edward Hancock II

Thrills, Chills and Spiritual Ordeals!‚Äč

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SONday Sermon - Lather, Rinse, Repeat!

Posted by EHancock2 on April 19, 2015 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Can life get too routine? That question depends on who you ask. If you ask the average housewife and mother of a two year old, she would likely reply, "routine? What's that!?" If you ask a firefighter, chances are they wish the routine would change and today would be a day nothing burned. If you asked a teacher, you'd get as many different replies as teachers you asked. If you ask a pilot, Marine or astronaut, they are likely to tell you routine is dangerous. Routine becomes mundane. Routine ...

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SONday Sermon -- Learning continues

Posted by EHancock2 on March 22, 2015 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

At 41 years old, I'm still learning to put my full trust in God. I'm still learning God has a bigger plan. I'm still learning to trust in that "But God..." that keeps cropping up in my life. You'd think I'd have learned by now, huh? Well, it's like I keep saying, "God, I realize this is a test but You need to remember I'm just a C Student."

This weekend, I think God was really trying to raise my average. Sadly, it didn't really work out that way.

It started on Friday. I hadn't bee...

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FIFTY! And other things

Posted by EHancock2 on March 17, 2015 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

So, it's been a few days since my last blog. Long story. Probably better if I don't go into it right now. Let's just say I have not been feeling well, physically anyway.

That being said, there is some really cool news here at the Fortress of Solitude, which is what I call my humble abode. Just this week, my first book, Mourning Reign, received its 50th review on Amazon.com! Now that might not seem like much. Fifty reviews pales in comparison to the 3,000 an author like Dean Koontz migh...

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Sunday Sermon -- It All Started With...

Posted by EHancock2 on March 8, 2015 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (56)

When I started posting the "Sunday Sermon" things on Facebook, I never dreamed it would be so well-received by so many. I never dreamed they'd be picked up by FNTX Radio. I never planned on them being anything other than how I saw them... as ways to look at the areas in my life where I need help. Areas I need to work on, that maybe others might need some help with as well. I never dreamed that...

And that's where I pause for a moment. Notice what I was saying there? I never dreamed... I...

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Sunday Sermon - Psalm 96

Posted by EHancock2 on March 1, 2015 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)

This morning's message is different, I think, than others before. Today, I'm just going to share a Psalm I felt really powerfully last night. I hadn't been reading. I was actually laying in bed, trying to sleep. I kept hearing "Psalm 96" in my head. It took several times, and several failed attempts at distraction for me to realize God might just be trying to tell us all something here. So, without any real comment from me, I give you a word from God.

 

Psalm 96...in its enti...

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Sunday Sermon -- I'm Back!!

Posted by EHancock2 on February 22, 2015 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Well, I wound up having a computer crash a couple weeks ago, which kept me from being able to post a new Sunday Sermon for a while. But here it is. I'm back with a new one!

Take care peeps! Love ya! -- E


So, last night, I got myself involved in a discussion on the Facebook page, Explore God. The page posed the question (I'm paraphrasing) why do we use the word Lucky instead of words like blessed...

The following was my reply: " See, here's the way I see it. I'm a...

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Sunday Sermon

Posted by EHancock2 on January 18, 2015 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

(Some months ago, I started these posts on Facebook called "Sunday Sermons". While this post is not the FIRST one I ever posted on Facebook, I decided it would be a good idea to begin posting them here every Sunday. I feel like my reading audience has gotten cheated, owing to my reluctance, refusal or just flat inability to post blogs regularly here at my own website. I don't want my readers to feel cheated. So, while you can check them out at Facebook.com and fntxradio.com, you can also view...

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Target: Mendez Release Date!

Posted by EHancock2 on July 12, 2014 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Just a short blog today. I have to say I am sorry for not blogging sooner. I have been very busy trying to finalize the edits and proof Target: Mendez. Recently, I got everything off to the editor, so now it's a waiting game. I took a moment to breathe, had a couple of book signings and NOW I finally have time for a bit of a life update. First, I am happy to announce that the TARGET DATE for TARGET: MENDEZ is August 1st. There's a slight chance it could be available sooner, but that's the dat...

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Q&A With Alex and Lisa

Posted by EHancock2 on June 1, 2014 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (52)

Well, it's that time again! With the approaching release of the next Mendez tale, I decided it would be a good time to sit down with my favorite Mendez couple.

I want to thank you both for being here. I know that you're both busy, between family and career and what not.

ALEX: Our pleasure.
LISA: *Kisses my cheek* We should do this more often. It's been far too long.

EDWARD: Indeed it has, Love. Now, I guess the best way to begin is to just jump right in. This is a d...

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Guest Blog - Anne Belle

Posted by EHancock2 on April 30, 2014 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (1)

Today, we've got my good friend, Anne Belle with us. Anne is sharing a very personal interview with a character from her forthcoming book, "The Fallen."

ANNE: Thanks for allowing us the opportunity to meet today Eddie. I know that Gwen is eager to talk to your audience. Gwen, thanks forcoming. I know you’re super busy right now. 

GWEN: I am very happy to be here.

ANNE: The Fallen is coming out next month, Gwen. So, I don’t want to give ...

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Guest Blog - Patty Wiseman

Posted by EHancock2 on March 31, 2014 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

I'm back again with another guest blog. This time, from Patty Wiseman, author of the Velvet Shoe collection. I've known Patty for several years now and have had the pleasure of watching the relationship between author and character flourish into something akin to magical.

Without further delay, take it away, Patty!

Patty Wiseman: (whispers to the camera) Thanks, Eddie! I think you'll enjoy what we have in st...

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Guest Blog - C.L. Parks

Posted by EHancock2 on March 3, 2014 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (3)

For this blog, I decided to start something new. In my life, I am blessed to call a number of very talented authors "friend." In an effort to share their talents with the world, I have decided to let a few of them take the reins here at Edward Central and introduce you to not only to themself but to their characters and stories as well.

First up, C.L. Parks. She recently sat down with her characters,  Jason Longknife and Teena Massey, to discus...

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Connection Terminated - Chapter 1

Posted by EHancock2 on January 10, 2014 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (1)

Here's a special preview of my latest book, Connection Terminated.

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Chapter 1

 

Tuesday, October 11

10:07 p.m.

            The hum of the engine excited her.One of the rare perks of an otherwise thankless occupation. She hadn’t been on the streets long, but even she knew that being picked up in a Jaguar was a rare treat. The car smelled new. And not that fake “new...

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Where did the time go?

Posted by EHancock2 on December 20, 2013 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Has it really been since JUNE since I last blogged? Wow! What in the world is wrong with me?

Well, I have to say this one's going to be a relatively short one, but it's Christmas time and I wanted to be sure to wish everyone a VERY Merry Christmas. It's been a very weird year for me. The publisher with whom I contracted Heart Beatings still has not released the book for publication. Not really sure of the details behind that. But it's rather sad because it is, no doubt, a great book an...

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Dear You

Posted by EHancock2 on June 26, 2013 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (1)

My future wife-

It feels weird to be writing a letter to a woman that, as of today, exists only in my hopes and dreams. Alas, here I sit. I can't explain it. I just know I've had this "need" in my heart for several days. A need to write to you and say that, while I'm not ready yet, I'm working on me. I'm preparing myself for you.

You wouldn't believe the hell I've been through. I'll tell you all about it when we meet. No sense in trying to lay it all out here. Besides, I'm certai...

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What do I REALLY want?

Posted by EHancock2 on June 20, 2013 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

It's done.

For weeks (months, maybe), I've been threatening to delete my account on the dating site PlentyofFish.com. For weeks, I've been bored by it. For weeks, I've failed to see any real future for myself and a romantic relationship.

As my writing career becomes more and more real, I am increasingly busy, between turning Mourning Reign into a screenplay, doing book signings, writing other books and trying desperately to get my publisher to release Heart Beatings.

A fe...

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It's Not Canon!

Posted by EHancock2 on May 31, 2013 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

A coulpe years ago, when the Harry Potter books were all the rage, a website cropped up whereby Potter fans could "pretend" they were enrolled in Hogwarts. They could interact with fellow Potter fans from all around the world, post on message boards, "visit" various Potter spots and advance through the years, from first through seventh years. (This was before Ms. Rowling commissioned the creating of the Pottermore website.)

I'm going to be honest and say I don't remember the name of the...

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Personal Mission

Posted by EHancock2 on February 28, 2013 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

It's been a while since I last blogged. Been pretty busy with a book tour, holidays and writing the next Mendez tale.

 

I've also had a lot of thinking to do in the last several months. Not writing-related thinking. Straight up, personal thinking... specifically, my love life.

 

Some time back in January, an ex girlfriend of mine wrote me. Long story short, after two years, she had decided she wanted to be friends. Now, I have to say this about the woman th...

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The Three Faces of Jesus: Judge

Posted by EHancock2 on October 16, 2012 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (669)

We've all heard it. That harpy-like cry of the pseudo-Christian who has managed to learn a few bulleted bible verses while strategically avoiding any real connection to the ACTUAL church of God.

"The Bible says not to judge me!"

Actually, no. The bible says by which judgement you apply to others, YOU will also be judged. Therefore, if I "judge" somebody as evil for having a difficult time with Road Rage, God will judge me for the difficulty I, myself, possess. If I judge somebod...

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The Three Faces of Jesus: Healer

Posted by EHancock2 on October 1, 2012 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Undoubtedly, this is my favorite part of this series I am writing. Jesus as Healer.

Thirty-Eight years ago, in St. Joseph's Hospital of Joliet, IL, a little boy was born with Spina Bifida. Medical science was confused. There was little they could do, they told the new mother. She needed to prepare herself to bury her newborn son. It would happen, they said, before his 2nd birthday.

The little boy was me. The mother, my  own. But what the doctors didn't know is that we had a...

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