Bio: Keith Madsen is an American Baptist Minister who has served churches in Kansas, Washington, Oregon and New Jersey. Presently he is the Associate Pastor of Wilson Memorial Union Church in Watching, New Jersey. In his pastoral capacity he has counselled many families who have lost teenagers and children, a central part of the story in Searching for Eden. He has also had an intense personal interest not only in the biblical stories about human origins, but also in historical and archaeological research into that subject. He has long thought that had he not become a minister, he would have liked to have become an archaeologist
Keith has had a love of writing all of his life. He has used his writing talents in a variety of ways, including not only composing material for religious education, but also the writing of plays for use in church and community theatre.
He has also done some acting himself, having particularly enjoyed playing the roles of Jack (C.S.) Lewis (Shadowlands), Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird), and Porfiry (Crime and Punishment.) This background in drama has helped him both with character development and his dramatic touch in writing novels. Keith finds that being part of helping characters come alive in a story is one of his greatest life pleasures.
Keith lives in Laurence Harbor, New Jersey, with his wife Cathy. Together they have a "yours, mine and ours" family of four daughters (Jennifer, Angie, Carina and Kayla), a son (Brandon) and nine grandchildren.
While Evan Jordan and his new wife Jessica work toward establishing a nuclear elimination treaty, a terrorist cell from Fallujah, Iraq steals nuclear material and builds a nuclear bomb. it is a threat against all they had worked for. Evan and Jessica work with Iranian friends BehnAm and Afsaneh, Jewish friend Carl Goldman and other Islamic friends in what they have come to call "The Fellowship of the Fish" -- a group of different faiths who feel like a minoritry in their respective faiths, as t... more info>>
When Evan Jordan's 14-year old daughter dies of cancer, he goes on a quest to find a place where children don't die, and where life is still good. The search is inspired by an interest his dying daughter expressed in the Garden of Eden. Could it be that such a place still exists somewhere? Using a small inheritance, he goes searching for that mythical garden, hoping thereby to rediscover the goodness and innocence he lost with the young girl's death. Evan's story intersects with those of a beaut... more info>>
The Shard Fence is the story of a North American young man and a Brazilian young woman who teach a church in Belo Horizonte to tap faith in God to fight violence and drugs in their Brazilian favela. In this work of inspirational fiction, young Brandon McCallister responds to a request through a Facebook connection to help Brazilian children learn English and piano. But shortly after he arrives, the pastor of the church in the favela is murdered by a drug lord; and he and the young Brazilian woma... more info>>