November Questions

Throughout your novels, the storylines contain a deep sense of morality with the “good” characters always having a deep sense of what should be done and what will fix the current problem, usually “morally.” Is this a sign of your deep belief that people can do the right thing, or does it point to some other types of belief that supersede the differing belief systems alluded to in your books?

I’ve always made ethical issues and conflicts an integral part of virtually every book I’ve ever written, but I don’t believe that any religious system has all the moral and ethical answers, including those about which I’ve written. That’s not to say that religious beliefs do not have an ethical or moral basis, but, from what I’ve observed and learned, in practice a theologically consistent religious system cannot address all moral issues without creating ethical conflicts.