The night of his eighteenth birthday, Clay Grant, exploited child star of 80’s sitcom hit “Little Guy Mike”, disappears after a mysterious fire destroys the Hollywood studio backlot. Chased by the media and haunted by his past, he’s been on the run for fifteen years, until a fight with a determined photographer lands him in jail and ends his self-imposed exile.
Just when the media is descending, motivational pastor Reagan Mitchell shows up in Clay’s cell and offers him a deal to buy his freedom. Unsure if he can trust Reagan, but out of options, Clay arrives in majestic Cliff Falls under an overcast sky and quickly discovers no one escapes life. What happens when you run into everything you’ve been running from?
In a world where entertainment has become our religion and religion our entertainment, Cliff Falls wrestles with the question of what does it mean to be truly human; comfortable in your own skin when everyone wants you to be someone or something else? What Clay discovers will change his life and perhaps yours.
|Publisher:||Cliff Falls Media, Inc.|
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About the Author
At age 26, C.B. Shiepe went over the falls in his own life when a health challenge landed him in bed with little more to do than write. This story was part of that restoration and was years in the making.
According to an interview Shiepe did with the Orange County Register, he first started working on the story in Hollywood – as a TV series, then a TV movie, then a feature film, and finally, after producers who'd shown interest in all of those backed away, as a novel.
With so much of life already on hold, the last thing he wanted to do was write a book, but he had a story to tell, and perseverance won out. Writing in coffee shops at 5:00 o’clock in the morning, he drew on his own experiences working in the entertainment and faith worlds.
“I’m interested in the intersection between sacred and secular,” Shiepe says. “That’s where life takes place.”
Looking back, he never asked himself if he could write a novel, a screenplay, or a television pilot. He just did and learned along the way. Belief is a powerful thing.
The fact that his debut novel is now a best seller is even more remarkable.
"This novel is not just entertaining, it is changing lives."
Shiepe has received many letters from people who have gone over the falls in their own lives so to speak, many with a history of physical, sexual and substance abuse who resonated with the believing in yourself message.
Above all, he thanks the One who has seen him through. “After you have suffered a little while, He Himself will restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” Whatever that looks like, he’s game.
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