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Why you must read Michael Gesellchen’s The Resurrectionist

The Resurrectionist

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William Stark is not the hero type, at least not in his eyes. Awkward and anxious, mental illness and a confused faith keep him from loving the girl of his dreams, and himself. A lack of self-esteem takes him to the depths of hell (literally) to fight an intimate battle between fear and faith.

Will wants nothing more than to feel normal, but when you’re from a town nicknamed, The Devil’s Rendition of Sedona Arizona, it’s not meant to be. Famous for attracting fire and brimstone preachers, occult psychics, and the fringes of society, Millersville is hiding a history that’s anything but traditional.

With the guidance of a deeply spiritual school psychologist who may be keeping secrets of his own, Will learns to balance his mental health symptoms and work towards normalcy, which is about to be short lived.

A team of paranormal investigators have their eyes on the reluctant Will and his unique abilities. What isn’t clear is their deeper purpose for him. Aided with technology developed by the group, Gateway, a Resurrectionist crosses into a world of lost spirits and guides them to the light. William’s calling, his purpose, is laid before him. He must fight to conquer his demons or risk becoming one of them, falling into darkness for all eternity.

What genre is this?
Young Adult, Visionary Fiction, Paranormal

Visionary fiction?
This book will appeal to young adult paranormal readers with a flare for spirituality.

Tell us about William Stark.
William Stark is a teenage protagonist who fights for redemption within himself. Will is plagued by an anxiety disorder that renders him unable to find the inner strength to battle his personal demons that lead him to his physical and emotional hell.

Will never sees the beauty that lies within his soul. Despite countless cues and hints it never dawns on him to let his loved ones in.

Will is a prodigal son, an antihero you’ll fall in love with and root for until the bitter end.

William Stark is a reflection of me on many levels. The scene in chapter three where Will calls attention to the painting on Dr. Z’s wall was from a time I was questioning my choices and unsure if I made the right ones. After seeing the painting, I knew I was on the right path.

I’ve struggled with anxiety and social phobia for as long as I can remember. My goal for The Resurrectionist was to create a character with similar struggles and one people can relate to.

Tell us more about your life.
I live in St. Louis Park, Minnesota with my wife and our 2 children. I love all things paranormal, supernatural, and spiritual. I starting writing as a way to fight boredom during a data entry job I had out of college. I picked it up again when I became a stay at home dad, where I often find stories running through my head during long hours in the sandbox.

Have you written any other books?
I am currently working on a sequel to The Resurrectionist.

Do you have a website?

I hope you enjoy my work. If you downloaded my book please let me know. Your review and feedback is invaluable and I appreciate it greatly.

Are you on social media? Maybe you they can contact you there.


What’s next for you?
My goal is to promote The Resurrectionist and hope it finds readers that can take its message and grow from it.

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