I had the chance to interview Matt recently about Illuminated, and he had some fascinating things to say. Click here to read the full piece. Matt talked about his publishing journey, where he got the idea for the book, the hardest part about writing it, how his faith comes into play when he writes, and much more.
"I'd love for people to realize that history is very exciting, very meaningful ... If we don't know our history, we don't know our future."
I also reviewed the novel for TitleTrakk.com. It begins thus:
Matt Bronleewe is a man of many talents. He’s an accomplished music producer who’s worked with the likes of Rebecca St. James, Plumb, Michael W. Smith and Leeland. He’s penned or co-penned a number of top-of-the-charts hits. He was a founding member and guitarist for the band Jars of Clay. Now he’s written Illuminated---a blockbuster thriller that could easily place him on the best-seller lists. With a National Treasure meets The Da Vince Code style, Matt blows out of the starting gate with this debut novel. “I love books,” he told me. “I wanted to write a book about a book.”
Read the full review here.