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Uncovering the Truth in Plain Sight
- Interview with Micah Dank

By Carin Chea

Seeing is believing, unless you're author Micah Dank, whose six-book series is expected to be released within the next 18 months.

The first book in the series, Into the Rabbit Hole, is a thriller that combines the esoteric arts with astrology and theology.

Dank, who has been compared to the illustrious Dan Brown, is sure to make an imprint with his heart-pounding, mind-bending work that will make you question even the most mundane things in life.

Into the Rabbit Hole by Micah Dank

How did you get started in writing?

I was an actor in high school. When I went to college, I switched my major to English because I thought it'd help me develop characters and understand scripts better.

I got interested in astrology and the Bible, and it was so encapsulating that I thought about writing a non-fiction story about them.

Then, I wrote a fiction series because it was easier to put a story together. I was rejected a lot, but I eventually locked an agent. I was rejected a lot from publishing houses, but then I locked one.

I kept all my rejection letters. I was a logistics manager in Chelsea, and I found this $5 thing in the area; it was this photo of Leonardo DiCaprio holding an Oscar, and the caption says "Never give up." I would look at that photo on my wall every time I got a rejection.

I started writing the book in 2013, and now 7 years later the books are coming out.

Is Into the Rabbit Hole your first novel?

It is.

Where did you get your inspiration from?

I was watching a YouTube video about Jordan Maxwell who does stuff on the occult and astrology. He made reference to Luke 22:10 where the disciples are asking Jesus where to go for Passover.

Jesus tells them to go into town where you'll see a man with a water pitcher, and you're going to follow him into his house. But, in astrology, that man's an Aquarius - the man holding the water pitcher.

And, in astrology, there are "12 houses." There's a house for each sign. I began studying astrology and astronomy after that.

Everything I write about is based on a reality in our world that nobody knows about.

Micah Dank - Into the Rabbit Hole

Tell us about the process of writing Into the Rabbit Hole. I understand this is the first book in a series?

I opened up a word document, and any time I found anything interesting, I'd put it into the word doc. Eventually, I got 15 to 20 pages full of stuff. I would print it out, and highlight the things I was interested in, and I'd have a few chapters.

By the time I got to the fourth chapter, I already knew the seventh or eighth chapters. I've never had writers block. If anything, I have too much information.

In the first book, you met Graham, who's a Harvard medical student, and his navy seal brother gets killed. He's called to Washington to receive a medal for his brother. He goes through his emails in Washington and finds an email that his brother sent to him 6 months ago that he overlooked.

It's this nonsensical letter that makes no sense and is grandiose. Graham's best friend, N.P., figures out it's a cryptogram. They have to decode it and that leads him to astrological messages hidden in the Bible that are true.

For instance, in the bible, in the book of Micah, there's a passage that says "The savior will be coming from Bethlehem." Bethlehem in Hebrew means "House of Bread." The house of bread is Virgo, which is a woman holding a wheat stalk. The House of Bread is, therefore, the House of Virgo.

This basically translates to: The savior will come from a virgin.

My characters figure out (over the 6-book series) that most of the Bible is hidden astrology. It opens up a completely different book. It's like when you're 5 years old, and you read a story at face value. But, when you read it 20 years later, it's a completely different story.

How much of the protagonist is based on you?

I would say about 80%.

What do you want your readers to take away from your writing?

I want them to either be wildly entertained, and they can read them at face value, or I want them to start researching and thinking for themselves.

To learn more about Micah Dank and his upcoming projects, please visit www.MicahDank.com.


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