Author: Karl El-Koura
Karl El-Koura was born in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and currently lives with his beautiful editor-wife in Canada’s capital city. More than sixty of his short stories and articles have been published in magazines since 1998, and in 2012 he independently published his debut novel Father John VS the Zombies.

I recently finished reading Bart Ehrman’s book Did Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth. There are things to like about the book and things I disagree with (one will want to inject oneself with a healthy dose …

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My flash fiction story “The Internet of Annoying Things” was published in Asymmetry Fiction today. Check it out and let me know what you think! As well, my flash fiction story “Counting Corpses” is reprinted in the forthcoming anthology Drabbledark: An …

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My flash fiction story “The Internet of Annoying Things” sold to Asymmetry Fiction. Check it out when it’s published on June 25!

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I’m late to report this on the blog, but I did a Snoopy happy dance a few weeks back after selling my fantasy short story “The End of All Wishes” to Persistent Visions. The editor, Heather Shaw, was very gracious …

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A Devil’s Gospel is now available for instant purchase at the following retailers in ebook format: Amazon: US | CAN | UK Kobo Barnes & Noble Apple iTunes And the paperback is available for purchase from Amazon (check with your …

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In my post on March 10, I promised to share with you what I thought was the most surprising thing about the Bible through a lengthy excerpt from A Devil’s Gospel. Throughout my life I’ve read the Bible many times over, …

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In last Friday‘s post, I mentioned that many years ago there was a publisher who was seriously considering buying the rights to A Devil’s Gospel. A member of their selection committee wasn’t comfortable with one of the themes of the novel, …

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On March 17, I shared the cover I did for the draft of A Devil’s Gospel. The cover image is of Rublev’s trinity icon, which I felt perfectly encapsulated one of the themes of my novel. The “surface” depiction is …

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On March 17, I shared the “throwback” cover of A Devil’s Gospel and promised to talk about the path to publication for this novel. First, I’ll say that the book took me a very long time to write, in part because I …

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I’m very pleased to announce that the ebook of A Devil’s Gospel is now available for pre-order at the following fine retailers: Amazon: US | CAN | UK Kobo Barnes & Noble Apple iTunes The ebook pre-order price is 50% …

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