I have been reading Duane A. Gallop’s writings for over two decades. Duane has always amazed me with his ability to capture one’s imagination through his written works. His commitment to his short stories, novels, and freelance writings has left readers – both men and women – to think that there is a better way of viewing your circumstances.
Since elementary school, he has been commended on his sense of character development, tying in characters to a consistent plot and providing a fulfilling climatic scene. He has won four Honorable Mentions from Writer’s Digest Annual Fiction Writing Competition. He has various feature articles in two New York City non for profit newspapers. He has written numerous articles for his church’s publication and runs a blog based on the dealings of his church’s men’s ministry.
And yet, with all this, Duane is most proud of this particular work. I have personally seen how easy it is for Duane to write, but this work didn’t get finished because of his talent. Our Lord and Savior allowed him to labor over this work for seven years. That’s seven years in prayer, waiting for answers and applying them. He has lived out every part of this work and has become a better man for all of it. He has learned how to put Philippians 4:8-9 into practice.
I have this confidence: not in my husband’s talent, but in the gift that this writing will bless the reader immensely.