An Exclusive Interview with Nevada York
by Maisha Dionne

 

Q: The overall theme of Caught Up appears to be how people allow unhealthy relationships to dominate their lives. Why did you choose to cover such an avenue?
A: Simple, because everyone has a love story, a love story that deals with someone's heart being broken. I have numerous friends who shared stories upon stories about the latest drama in their life. I decided to write a book that imitates a bit of fiction with reality.

Q: Do you believe your book has a certain bias toward men? A bias that most men are unfaithful during their relationships?
A: Honestly, no. Caught Up isn't a men-bashing book. Unfortunately, women, along with men cover the infidelity spectrum in my book.

Q: What do you want your readers to take away after reading Caught Up book?
A: Hopefully, my readers will take away the knowledge not to get too caught up in a detrimental relationship by not paying attention to the signals of a doomed relationship. My central character, Mahogany, allows the reader a peek into her heartache and by doing so gives them a reason not to allow the same outcome to occur in their life.

Q: Your 2nd novel is titled Mahogany's Revelation. What is the intention of your book?
A: It is a continuation of my last book titled Caught Up. I left the ending of the first book with my characters, Mahogany and Shanice trying to pick up the pieces of their heart. In Mahogany's Revelation, I follow up and see how they have progressed. However, the main catalyst of the story evolves around Mahogany and the convictions of her friends in the story. As Mahogany digs deep within herself she discovers startling revelations that tie in to Biblical prophecies and the current news events that are going on today.

Q: In reading the back cover of Mahogany's Revelation, I gather you believe the secularists are going too far in our country. Is that correct?
A: Yes, that is correct. The setting in my book conveys a post secularism era. There is a huge double standard going on in our country. I'm sure people are aware of the ACLU's battle to remove the symbol of the cross on numerous county seals. Not to mention their successful agenda to eradicate public Christmas nativity scenes. Not one student is allowed to read the Bible in a public school. But did you know that students are allowed to read the Koran as part of the curriculum? In Michigan, the city council voted unanimously to allow the Muslim call to prayer to be publicly broadcast on loud speakers 5 times a day in Arabic! Can you imagine if Christians wanted John 3:16 blasted on loudspeakers? I ask you where is the ACLU with their outrage? It's hypocritical. Whatever freedom of expression Christians had is quickly fading away.

Q: Do you believe religion is under attack in America?
A: Yes, it is, in particular Christianity. All one has to do is turn on the news and see. Judge Roy Moore is a perfect example, the removal of the Ten Commandments from the court rooms is sweeping across the country, saying the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance is under scrutiny supposedly for violation of Church and State. I ultimately believe this agenda headed by the ACLU will succeed. But Christians in America are still fortunate. There are people in China and in the Middle East who would be murdered if they dare confess that they are Christian.

Q: The common theme throughout Mahogany's Revelation is that we are currently living in the Last Days. Can you give us examples that led to your conclusion?
A: Those "things" being the rebirth of the State of Israel (Isaiah 66,8), Jews returning home (Jeremiah 23:7, 8), and the city of Jerusalem no longer under Gentile rule (Luke 21:24) In 1967, after the Six-Day war, the Jews declared Jerusalem their capital, and that hasn't happened since 70 A.D.

Q: What do you say to those who believe there's no such thing as the rapture?
A: I say they are not reading the same Bible I am. In Luke 17:34 Jesus clearly states, "In that night there will be two people in one bed: the one will be taken and the other will be left. Two women will be grinding together: the one will be taken and the other left. Two men will be in the field: the one will be taken and the other left." Not to mention, in 1 Thessalonians, Paul said, "Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air."

Q: Do you think the there will ever be peace in the Middle East?
A: No, there won't be. Everyone seems to blame Israel for the instability in the Middle East. However, there will be one who will arise and come up with what seem like an answer to everyone prayers, but it will be a trick, a false peace. There won't be true peace on Earth until Jesus returns.

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