After the success of his first book, Year of the Queen, Jeremy Stanford is back with his gripping and darkly comic debut novel, Rapture – which explores the fight for the ownership of God, and tries to imagine what the world would do if there really were a second coming.
First time parents, Tim and Nicole give birth to a baby with a halo. For a couple of atheists, it’s a bit of a shock? In what should be the most auspicious moment of any couple’s life – the birth of their first child – Tim and Nicole find themselves scrambling for what to do next.
With the church, the lunatic fringe, and even their own family wanting a piece of the new messiah, can the couple find a way to bring God to the world without turning the exercise into a circus?
“Jeremy Stanford has a gift for making the wildly implausible both gripping and real.” – Eddie Perfect
Jeremy Stanford has had long and varied career as a performer, kicking off with his portrayal of Buddy in The Buddy Holly Story. He went on to play many lead roles in other plays, TV shows, and musicals most notably as Tick in the original Australian cast of Priscilla Queen of the Desert – the Musical. This inspired his first book, Year of the Queen about his rocky journey through the creation of the show. (Tale Publishing has recently re-released Year of the Queen to coincide with the return of the show).
Jeremy then retrained as a filmmaker at The VCA School of Film and Television and set up his own media company for which he developed content for TV and Film. In 2013, he directed and co-wrote his first feature film, The Sunset Six. Since then he’s split his time as a writer, actor, and director.
Image: Rapture – courtesy of Tale Publishing