1. Tell us a little bit about yourself, your hobbies and interests.
Dr. FRANK CHASE, JR., is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from Walbrook High School in 1978 and then enlisted and served in the United States Army for four years. He is a graduate of Washington State University and has a BA degree in Communications with a minor in Sociology. Because Frank believes in education, he pursued religious degrees and graduated from North Carolina College of Theology with a Bachelor of Biblical Studies, a Master of Arts in Theology, and a Doctor of Theology. He also started his publishing company, FC Publishing, LLC to self publish his first two books. As a writer, Dr. Chase authored his first book, False Roads to Manhood, What Women Need to Know: What Men Need to Understand, dealing with the issues of manhood. He recently published his second book titled, Kleptomaniac: Who’s Really Robbing God Anyway, which takes you on a proverbial archaeological quest to uncover the true meaning of biblical tithing. Not only does the book cover the Old Testament tithe, but it examines what the New Testament teaches about giving and so-called tithing. He has appeared on local television and Internet radio programs. Mr. Chase is an avid racquetball player, and loves movies, reading and good conversation, and he never shies away from talking about difficult or even controversial subjects. Anyone who knows Frank will tell you that he has always been an analytical thinker about every aspect of life even from childhood. It is not uncommon for people to remark that Chase is a very easy person to talk to. Frank lives with his wife Teresa in Alabama and is the father of six children and the grandfather of ten. Mr. Chase currently works as senior aviation writer for Army Helicopters for the Department of the Army’s monthly publication, PS Magazine.
2. When and why did you start writing books?
My first book, False Roads to Manhood: What Women Need to Know: What Men to Understand came about as a result of a divorce. My second book, Kleptomaniac: Who's Really Robbing God Anyway, came about from a question about tithing and was published in 2016. And from then on, my journey to rediscover manhood produced my first book in 2005.
3. What made you decide to tackle writing as a career?
Actually, my interest in writing began When I started listening to a radio show called mystery theater. It was an interesting show and so I began writing short stories that I thought would fit the genre of the show.
4. Which one of your books or characters is your favourite?
My second book is my favorite because it really goes into the history of the subject matter. Truth and facts these days seems to be counted as fantasy and facts are just things people throw away.
5. Which one of your books was the hardest to write and stretched you the most as a writer?
My second book Kleptomaniac: Who's Really Robbing God Anyway, stretched me most because I had to do a lot of research into the Hebrew language to clarify my points for the proper interpretation of certain biblical scriptures concerning tithing.
6. Who is your favourite author and book?
Actually have two favorite authors, Gordon Dalbey and TD Jakes.
7. What book are you reading right now?
Right now I'm not reading a book.
8. Where do you get your inspiration for your books?
My inspiration for my books comes from people who ask intriguing questions. When that happens, it sends me on a research journey and sometimes the material is so interesting and controversial, you get nudged to write about it.
9. What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Watching movies and playing racquetball.
10. Do you have any new books in the works?
No new books in the works, but I have been thinking about some of the writings I started when I was a young teenager that I never finished.