Monday, May 17, 2021


📚 Character Interview: The Pilate Scroll's Kadie Jenkins #characterinterview


 We are really excited to have Kadie Jenkins here with us today at Blogging Authors! Kadie comes from the inside pages of M.B. Lewis' new book, THE PILATE SCROLL. Take it away, Kadie!

What is your name?

My name is Kadie Jenkins. What kind of interview is this again? And why is it over the phone? This trip has been planned for months. We could have

done this in person weeks ago.

What do you look like?

I’m not sure why you use my “looks” as a means to describe who I am. I’m an independent woman who has survived on her own since she was twenty-years-old. I’ve been the primary caregiver of my younger brother Brian since our parents were killed in a car wreck. I played college volleyball, I have a bachelor’s degree in Ancient Studies, a master’s degree in Latin, I speak Aramaic, Latin, Greek, with a working knowledge of Coptic. So, there is a little more to me than what I look like.

Where are you today and what are you doing?

Brian and I are in the VIP lounge at JFK, waiting to catch a flight to Cairo. I was offered the trip of a lifetime to explore the Middle East and be part of a team to find a cu—I’m sorry, I’ve said too much already. Our mission is classified. I really can’t say anything else. But I’m sure it will be exciting. The company was nice enough to allow my brother to come. Brian has a condition . . . not his Down syndrome. Something else…he only has a year to live. I—I wouldn’t come without him. But the company said, “Okay,” so here we are.

You come face to face with your worse enemy. How do you react?

I don’t know that I have a worst enemy. I try to see the good in people, don’t you? Don’t you think there are enough negative people in the world?

How would your parents describe you?

Now or when they were alive? When they were alive…I don’t know. Smart, ambitious, outgoing. I never really thought about it. I hope they would be proud of me now, though.

Who is your best friend?

(Sigh) Friends. Friends are something that seemed to fade away after my parents died. I guess I just became too busy. Like I said, I was on the volleyball team in college, but I had to quit to take care of Brian. Wait, that’s not fair. I chose to quit. Brian is my only family left. He really is my best friend. I would do anything for him. When you lose your parents, you really become tuned in to how important family really is. It’s one of those things we all just take for granted. And that’s why Brian is here with me today. He’s my family. There—there is an older gentleman on the team here. He’s across the room right now. Samuel Jacobson. He’s been very nice to us since the first meeting we had a couple of months ago. Samuel has given me some good advice, especially when it came to dealing with the company to bring along Brian. He’s kind of filled that father-figure void both Brian and I have.

Are you faith-oriented?

No (chuckle). No, I’m not. I-I guess I was raised a Catholic as a young girl, but after my grandparents died when I was a child, and then Brian was born Down syndrome—it didn’t make sense to me as a child that God would let such things happen in the world. My parents drifted away from the church as they began to focus on raising Brian, and I guess I drifted away, too. In college, I came to realize the fairy-tale that everyone speaks to on Sundays is simply that, a fairy-tale. Brian, however, is very spiritual. Most Down people are. I don’t interfere with that. He started attending Sunday School a few years back, and I support him in his beliefs. It’s important to me for him to be happy, no matter what. And his belief makes him happy. I don’t have a right to interfere with that.

Are you married or in a relationship?

Oh, jees—why does everyone ask me that question? No, I’m not married. No, I’m not in a relationship. My last “serious” relationship was in college. When Brian came to live with me, my “ex” couldn’t handle the fact that Brian had moved in. So, he ran. That’s okay, I’m better off without him. He showed his true colors. Like I said, I quit the volleyball team. I had to lower my academic load, too. But eventually, I found the balance in my academic life. I graduated and went to graduate school. I dated every now and then, but I’ve just been too busy. Now that I’m done with graduate school, this job should help with my resume so that I can return and get a job teaching at Princeton. There’s not much else a linguist of ancient languages can do, right? Plus, it will be—I’m sorry, I got sidetracked. You were talking about relationships and I drifted off onto my career. Well, there is this guy on our

team heading to Egypt…he’s the security guy. He’s kind of cute…

Do you have children?

No. Of course not. It’s the last thing I would consider. I’ve only got—the doctors say Brian has less than a year to live. I’m not going to let anything get in the way of our relationship. Brian knows he’s dying. I don’t know how he remains as strong as he does. Sometimes, when I get too busy, I’m just a mess when I think of what he must be going through. My goal is to ensure he is as happy as can be. He seems to be at peace with it, but I’m not sure how.

Inside the Book

Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: SATCOM Publishing
Pages: 354
Genre: Christian Thriller


A quest to save the world . . . a secret that could change it. Forever.

Kadie Jenkins is a survivor. Now part of an elite group of scholars and scientists, their mission is to stop an impending global terrorist threat. But when a colleague is murdered in Egypt, Kadie finds herself pitted against a foe more terrifying than the one they were trying to stop. Teaming up with a renegade pilot and her younger brother, they find themselves in a race against time, greed, and certain death. Can they uncover a 2000-year-old legend to save themselves and possibly the rest of the world?


“WARNING: Sleep deprivation likely. This Christian thriller is a page-turner; more like a page burner. Think Indiana Jones meets God’s Not Dead! M.B. Lewis decided to “take a risk” and write a Christian thriller and he has hit a walk-off homerun with The Pilate Scroll. From the opening page, you’re captivated by the action, intensity and intrigue, and especially the emotional connections, good and bad, among the characters. Along the way, the gospel of Jesus Christ is wonderfully-woven into the story, without being preachy but also theologically-sound. The “fictional historical” and the factual references throughout the book are so well presented it’s hard to determine which is which. It’ll have you doing extra research! Mike has written a gem. I can’t wait to see this on the big screen; it is worthy of being made into a movie. “

– David Jeffers is the Amazon Best-Selling Author of Man Up! What the Bible Says About Being A Man, Losing Evangelicals: How Christians Are Leaving Jesusland, and the Eavesdropping on God devotional series. David has appeared on Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk, Christian Television Network’s Homekeepers with Arthelene Rippy, and numerous radio interviews.

“If you took The Da Vinci Code and tossed it toward Raiders of the Lost Ark, you’d have this book! The Pilate Scroll is an exciting adventure from the very first page. It has everything—a strong heroine, a sweet younger brother, a true hero, and pesky villains who show up and wreak havoc. But it also has a strong faith thread that brings it all together. Katie, Brian and Duke are forced to search for a possible declaration from Pontius Pilate that could change history. I won’t give away the details, but it sure touched me! I highly recommend this book!”

– Lenora Worth, New York Times Best-Selling Author

“World-altering stakes meet sacrificial love in a story that lifts both the soul and the heart rate. M.B. Lewis handles a tough subject with sensitivity and grace while keeping the pages flying with realism only a been-there-done-that combat veteran can offer.” 

– James R. Hannibal, Award-Winning Author of The Gryphon Heist

“The many years that the author, Michael Lewis, has spent as a military and civilian pilot, flying internationally into fascinating cities and cultures all over the world, properly prepared him to write such an action-packed novel as The Pilate Scroll. If you love drama, mystery, and surprise, you will love this new book.  Amid all of the normal things that you would anticipate from this excellent author who is continuing to grow in popularity, Lewis adds a new spiritual dimension to this book. In sharing the drama of a team on a passionate mission, Lewis weaves into the story a spiritual dimension that is filled with the author’s excellent knowledge of the Bible, his deep understandings of the teachings of Jesus Christ, and the virtues of Christianity found in forgiveness, redemption, transformation, and healing. He also exhibits a deep knowledge of the sacred sites so familiar in the life of Jesus, as well as keen insights regarding the teachings of church fathers through the centuries.”   

– Dr. Karl K. Stegall, Pastor Emeritus
First United Methodist Church
Montgomery, Alabama

“Lewis courageously steps away from the mainstream to answer a higher call to deliver this epic Christian thriller. Well done!”

– Gary Westfal, Life Coach and Best-Selling Author, Goal Mind

“The Pilate Scroll is an emotional rollercoaster that includes everything; from good guys with hyper-spiritual awareness and faith to bad guys with questionable ethics or lack thereof… and the perfect combination of action and moments that pull at your heartstrings. Indiana Jonesmeets Ted Dekker in this fun, realistic portrayal of a tale that, if it were true – the world might be better off not knowing it ever happened. But the best part is, the author leaves that for the reader to decide. Without ruining the ending, let me just say there haven’t been many action novels that moved me to tears. This one did. God bless those that read it. And the author that wrote it. A highly recommended novel for believers and nonbelievers alike.”

– Jason E. Fort is the creator and author of Fortress Books 

“M.B. Lewis has created a heart-stopping suspense novel with faith at the heart of its main character, Kadie. The plot is original and genuinely intriguing, and so are the characters, especially Kadie, who is strong yet vulnerable. I like the way Lewis has crafted this character to be flawed and relatable, not a super-Christian without problems. This woman hasn’t felt her faith in a long time, but the events that occur in her life shake her. As you read, you feel for her vulnerable position, and really become invested in the mystery and intrigue crafted by the author. I also like the relationship between Kadie and her special-needs younger brother, Brian. You don’t have to be a Christian to enjoy this story of forgiveness and healing, but it is brimming with biblical themes and knee-deep in history and culture. The Pilate Scroll by M.B. Lewis is a must-read for those craving a top-tier faith-based suspense novel. Fans of Dan Brown will love this book.”

-Tammy Ruggles – Readers’ Favorite


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Meet the Author

M.B. Lewis is an Amazon #1 International Bestselling Author, and his books have also been on the Bestseller lists on Barnes and Noble Nook and Kobo platforms. The author of the award-winning Jason Conrad Thriller series has been on numerous author panels at writer’s conferences such as Thrillerfest, The Louisiana Book Festival, The Pensacola Book and Writers Festival, and Killer Nashville.

A 25-year Air Force pilot, he has flown special operations combat missions in Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan in the AC-130U Spooky Gunship. Michael is currently a pilot for a major U.S. airline.

A proud Christian active in his community, Michael has mentored college students on leadership development and team-building and is a facilitator for an international leadership training program. He has participated as a buddy for the Tim Tebow Foundation’s “Night to Shine” and in his church’s Military Ministry program. Michael has also teamed with the Air Commando Foundation, which supports Air Commando’s and their families’ unmet needs during critical times.

While his adventures have led to travels all around the world, Michael lives in Florida with his wife Kim.






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