My first book is The Genesis One Code. The ground breaking book demonstrates a clear alignment between the times of key events described in the creation narrative of the book of Genesis with those derived from scientific theory and observation.
Tell us something about yourself.
I was born in Chile and have lived in Vancouver most of my life. I am an engineering physicist by training who has also studied the mystical tradition of Kabbalah. Like many others I have been searching for a harmony between science and religion on the question of our origins. The Genesis One Code documents the harmony I have found. The book is based upon authentic biblical sources and peer reviewed science.
What inspired you to write this book?
While obtaining my engineering degree I realized that some answers about our origins were missing in science and I continued to search for them both in science and kabbalah, which I began studying 13 years ago. Once my nephews entered high school and university I found they had similar questions. In discussions with them I became motivated to work harder on finding answers to the issues.
How did you choose the title?
The book is based upon Chapter One of the book of Genesis which contains the account of the development of the universe and the appearance of life on earth. In order to be able to compare Genesis, which is on a 6-day timeline of events, with science, I needed a code to convert to the same language as science- it is finding this code in the Kabbalah and applying it consistently that has open the door to the answers- thus the title The Genesis One Code.
What obstacles did you encounter in getting this book published? How did you overcome them?
At first finding a publisher was difficult because I did not know how to go about it and just wrote a few letters to publishers I thought should be interested. At some point I saw an internet advertisement where I could send my pitch to 250 publishers/agents interested in my genre. I got dozens of requests for my book proposal and then several publication offers, all in a couple of months.
How did you know you wanted to be a writer? How did you get started?
I didn’t. I had questions that most people shared. I found answers and I was encouraged by people who heard the answers to put them down in a book accessible to the public – so I did- it has been very exciting.
Are you working on your next book? What can you tell us about it?
Yes. The Genesis One Code is drawn from Chapter 1 of Genesis and is therefore focused on the development of the universe and the appearance of life on earth. Humankind only gets about 3 pages in the book. My next project is drawn from Chapters 2 to 11 of Genesis and will be focused on a book on Humankind- perhaps entitled Adam vs. Homo sapiens, where I plan to demonstrate agreement between Genesis and science on the history of Homo sapiens from their appearance 200,000 years ago until a few thousand years ago.
What is the best advice you could give other writers about writing or publishing?
The most important thing I learnt about publishing is not to try to guess who might be interested- instead send it to a lot of publishers and let them decide. That will get you several publishers to pick from in several weeks!
Who is the perfect reader for your book?
Anyone with a high school science background who has wondered how science might relate to the biblical teaching or a somewhat religious observant person who is aware that science does not seem to agree with the religious account of creation.
Where can readers learn more about you and your book?
At the book’s website www.genesisonecode.com which contains information on the book including its contents, a sample chapter and a short 4.5 min action packed book video. Also the book is on Facebook, where similar information can be found.