A fantasy novel, Stinton’s book, The House of Elah, tells the story of a man who was supposed to be offered as a sacrifice to the gods shortly after his birth. Years later, war makes him a slave, and in the midst of this man’s despair, the god of death that claimed him at his birth comes to claim him again. It is a story of redemption and the power of fatherhood.
”One thing that intrigues me about this trilogy,” Stinton says, “is that everything revolves around a man’s decision to father someone who is fatherless. But then, of course, there is a dragon and lots of interesting things trying to kill them - that’s important, too.”
Stinton has a degree in journalism from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. The House of Elah is her first paperback.