In 2007, William Paul Young self-published a book. He'd written it in six months while holding down three part-time jobs. Maybe you've heard of it. "The Shack," a novel that explores issues such as overcoming anger and recapturing faith, was eventually purchased by a major publisher. It has sold 18 million copies.
Now, Young, one of the most unlikely publishing success stories of the decade, is back with a second novel.
"Cross Roads," out Tuesday, Nov. 13, is the story of Anthony Spencer, a man who revisits the choices he's made in his life after falling into a coma. Reawakening into a surreal world where he's able to see through the eyes and experiences of others, Anthony faces the consequences of past actions.
His publisher, FaithWords, obviously expects another blockbuster. The first printing is a million books.
Young lives in Oregon, but he'll be in Charlotte to sign copies at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Barnes & Noble at the Arboretum, 3327 Pineville-Matthews Road.