Obelisk Seven was written by Glenn Ashton and Loraine Lundquist, who married on a rainy beach, with their two daughters and son attending.
Glenn proposed to Loraine with a red rose on the Great Wall of China.
This website tells their story about their novel, Obelisk Seven.
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Our two daughters with a friend at our wedding on the beach
Glenn Ashton is the pseudonym chosen for writing by Ashton Glenn van Schalkwyk, for two reasons. First, can you imagine trying to reach bestseller status with a surname like van Schalkwyk? For starters, it is not readily pronounceable (try Skulk-Wake for a good approximation). And using Ashton as his surname made a lot of sense - Obelisk Seven would appear on the first set of bookshelves under the name of one of its authors, Ashton!
Glenn & Loraine during research in London
Glenn has dabbled with writing novels for many years. He has one shared success a long time ago when he and two friends co-authored a political thriller which had the US President trapped in a gold mine in Africa, and ended with an exchange of missiles between Russia and the USA. After writing a few (unpublished) novels and a children's book, he stopped for a decade or so before returning to novel writing after he and Loraine read The Da Vinci Code while holidaying in Europe.
Of the two authors, Loraine Lundquist is the horse-lover who grew up riding and training horses before being pulled away into the world of social work and business.
For Loraine, diving into writing a thriller based on mysterious sounds coming from ancient Egyptian obelisks in London, Paris, Rome, New York and the temple of Karnak in Egypt was a new – and exciting - adventure.
In The Art of Writing Novels we talk a bit about the thrill of inventing your own little world when you start a novel, deciding who should live in that world and what should happen to them.
In Dan Brown and the Birth of Obelisk Seven we touch on the eighteen months of research we did for our novel, ending in our fascinating trip to the temples of Karnak and Luxor in Egypt.
Why not join in two movements?
We are hoping, if Obelisk Seven is published, that hundreds of thousands of our readers might join in two movements - one to right an old wrong by obtaining the return to Egypt of the ancient obelisks (and of the bust of Nefertiti, now imprisoned in a Berlin museum), and one to fight global warming.
We have over 500 pictures and over 700 links to other websites for you to dive into! Enjoy!
Cleopatra's Needle in Place de la Concorde, Paris
Nefertiti Bust in the Old Museum in Berlin - 2009
Queen Hatshepsut Obelisk at Karnak Temple in Egypt
Loraine with the rose Glenn offered her when he proposed on the Great Wall of China
The Mystery of the Carnival in Venice
Loraine and Glenn riding bike on city wall in China
Loraine Lundquist & Glenn Ashton preparing for Surrey International Writers Conference 2010