Sunday, March 31, 2024

Mojave Rock: Q&A with JW Gilbert + Giveaway


About the Book

Book: Mojave Rock

Author: JW Gilbert

Genre: Christian Fiction – Action/Adventure

Release Date: March, 2024

Arcon forsook his new life of adventure in the outside world to fulfill his destiny with ArcPoint. But the return to his forest home is short-lived—he and Ranger Dan have been called to Jerusalem to meet Central Authority and discover the fate of ArcPoint. A new adventure begins, starting with a round-the-world trip by tube train—something Arcon never thought possible. With its expanded cast of extraordinary characters and a fresh romance, Mojave Rock is the conclusion to the ArcPoint trilogy about reconciliation and truth replacing fear and suspicion.


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About the Author

John Gilbert Wozniak (JW Gilbert) grew up in an Oregon farm town. He retired in 2016 as an international data center cooling expert. Around the turn of the century, he began writing as a hobby. After years of expert guidance and a lot of editing, his ArcPoint trilogy is complete. His intent is to write books that are enjoyed by all ages—biblically accurate—with a touch of adventure, romance, and humor. JW has been married to his best friend Darlene since 1980. They are both retired and enjoy the hobby of creating lapidary jewelry. He is a member of Oregon Christian Writers, Mensa, ALLi, and the Tualatin Valley Gem Club.



More from JW

The ArcPoint trilogy finally reaches its conclusion with Mojave Rock. I ramp up the humor and romance a little, just to make it interesting. A few of the minor characters play a larger role. We get to see how Arcon travels around the world without floating on water or flying through the air. And we get a glimpse of what this world is like with the Prince of Peace ruling the planet.

I also move more toward science fiction with Mojave Rock. I wanted to show how mankind cleaned up our planet, after the tribulation era gave us wars, earthquakes, famines, and other forms of death and destruction. When lawlessness made all of us want to hide as ArcPoint did. As technology helped us, there were always people who used it to harm us.

It was fun to contemplate how accident-free high-speed travel could be accomplished. How could we use it to feed the world? In fact, what would world travel be like without war zones, national borders, corrupt government officials, currency exchange, pickpockets, and terrorists? Can you imagine retail stores without shoplifters? Email without spam? Facial recognition without invasion of privacy? No frauds, scammers, or identity thieves? All of that may sound like heaven, but it’s not. That’s another time and place.

So, how will ArcPoint react to connecting with the outside world again? They were already free of the things listed above. World peace didn’t concern them, since inner peace was a common commodity. Will they leave their oasis in the former desert? Will their community be overrun with strangers? Will Arcon and Elaina marry? It’s worth reading Mojave Rock to find out.

Author Interview

Can you share 5 random facts about you that we will not find in your bio? I’ll share one, but it says a lot—I have an IQ of 152. Finding that out was as much of a shock to me as it was to family and friends. But it helped explain why my mind just won’t settle down. Often, someone would say something to me that’d get my brain cranking, but all they’d see was a blank look on my face. It hurt me academically because I couldn’t stay focused on a teacher’s lecture for any period of time. But if I had the opportunity to apply quickly what I was learning—as with on-the-job training—I excelled. 

What does your writing routine look like?  Distracted. As I’m doing research, I discover something that piques my interestand then follow that to something else. Then I copy/paste or screen-snap so I don’t lose that info. I eventually revisit the info and sort the files into folders or toss them. Eventually, I get back to writing, to add some of what I’ve found to the story. Unless I get distracted again. Good thing I’m retired. 


What was the most challenging part of bringing this story to life?  Keeping it real. The story had to be realistic to life on future earth, not embellished just for shock value. It had to be true to the Bible for the same reason. It would’ve been so much easier to say whatever came to mind—just to get it done—than to do the mountain of research that truth required. Sometimes the truth was contrary to my own beliefsand required more research before I’d believe it. In some cases, it cost me friends. 


What was the most rewarding? I used to get all worked up as I watched the news. But as I did research for this book series, I discovered that all this bad stuff I was seeing—violence, lawlessness, murder, wars, lies—it was all going to get dealt with soon. World peace is coming, because the Prince of Peace is coming. It allowed me to instead focus on the Philippians 4:8 things: whatever is true, honest, just, pure, of good report, virtuous, and praise-worthy. My blood pressure is much better now.   
What do you hope readers will take away from the book? Hope for the future. That’s getting more elusive every day, but just hang in there. The very last sentence in Mojave Rock says it all. Not counting the advertisements, of course. 
Where can readers follow along to see what’s coming next? 



Blog Stops

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, March 19 (Author Interview)

Vicky Sluiter, March 20 (Author Interview)

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, March 20

By The Book, March 21 (Author Interview)

Texas Book-aholic, March 22

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, March 23 (Author Interview)

Locks, Hooks and Books, March 24

Tell Tale Book Reviews, March 25 (Author Interview)

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, March 26

Artistic Nobody, March 27 (Author Interview)

Blogging With Carol, March 28

Guild Master, March 29 (Author Interview)

A Reader’s Brain, March 30 (Author Interview)

Mary Hake, March 30

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, March 31 (Author Interview)

The Lofty Pages, April 1


To celebrate his tour, J.W. is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a print copy of Mojave Rock!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. Happy Easter! Thank you for sharing your interview, bio and the book details, I have enjoyed reading about you and your work and I am looking forward to reading this book and series

  2. How do you come up with your plot, is some form life experiences?

  3. This looks really good. Thanks for hosting.

  4. Liked the question about bringing the story to life.


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