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L. D. Wenzel
L. D. Wenzel





Welcome to
L.D. Wenzel's

Author Page

I am an American novelist
who lives in Oslo, Norway.

I specialize in religious fiction,
combining challenging

literary themes of existence
along with adventure and romance.

Please scroll down to view brief
descriptions A Witch in the Wardrobe

and farther down, Caught in the Winds.

At the bottom is a link to my
YouTube channel:

"What is Religious Fiction"


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(This cover photo is only
a working model)

A Witch in the Warderobe is still in the publication process and not yet for sale  --- Hopefully soon.

“From the days of John

the Baptist until now, the kingdom of  heaven suffers violence."
Matthew  11:12


A Witch in the Wardrobe
An Evangelical Thriller

In April 2024, Wipf and Stock Publishing signed up this novel. It is still in the publication process and not yet for sale---hopefully soon.

Belfast, Northern Ireland—2004. 

Shannon Dillon (26) uncovers a hidden document in a cramped, dimly lit attic, sparking speculation that beloved author C. S. Lewis had once been involved in the Occult. When gangsters steal the controversial paper, they leave a trail of death. Shannon, once trained as an IRA sniper, vows revenge.

Leaving home for America, she recruits Simon Magister (34), a nerdy literature professor at an evangelical college. Against his Christian scruples, Simon is drawn in by scholarly curiosity and a repressed attraction to Shannon. Together, they are thrust into a deadly race to retrieve the coveted 'Belfast Document,' which she believes will lead to the killer. 
Shannon and Simon navigate treacherous waters and become entangled in a violent conflict between opposing evangelical groups, both eager to possess the document's content and power. Amid the turmoil, an slow-burn romance arises between the two.

 "A Witch in the Wardrobe" is a thrilling exploration of religious intrigue, blending faith, conspiracy, violence, romance—and the complex nuances of the Evangelical experience. 

Can Shannon and Simon prevail against these nefarious forces, or will darkness consume their quest for justice and Lewis' integrity? Follow as they walk through the valley of the 
shadow of death.

For a deeper study of the plot

Go To Sample Chapters:  HERE


This mismatched duo of a Christian College profes-

sor and an Irish goth paramilitary is an excellent
hook backed up by colourful secondary characters, 

secret societies, and a ruthless antagonist who 

is backed by shady corporate interests.

There's a kind of Dan Brown/Stieg Larsson 

feel to this project in terms of elaborate 

conspiracies and unlikely but
compelling collaborations between bookish 

men and post-punk female warriors.

---Dr. Stephen Carver,
East Anglia University

CONTACT  wenzel.ld@gmail.com


Purchase the paperback or
Kindle version


Purchase Nook (epub) digital version
at Barnes and Noble


For European readers


Amazon - EU

My email address.


Caught in the Winds
The Deconstruction of Morrie Schiller

-a published novel- 

Meet philosophy major Morrie Schiller, a misfit at Bethlehem College in the Midwest. He struggles to fit into normal student life at a Christian college. He tries and fails to win the girl he loves and then gets caught in the cross-fire as the school's progressives and right-wing factions wage war.

Enter Jack Joplin, a mysterious "philosophical" stranger who befriends and mentors Morrie down a dark path of pseudo-enlightenment. Things get out-of-hand as Morrie is catapulted into romantic adventures that go beyond his wildest dreams. A flawed hero, maturity nessitates his passing through the refiner's fire.

With humor and suspense, this novel seeks to shine a critical light on the religious scene in America today.


Read a more detailed presentation
. Here
"Philosophy, theology, mysticism and the quirks of evangelical subculture filter
throughout its pages."
 (The Writers Edge)

Read more detailed reviews > > >
Including by Dr. Arthur Holmes
Wheaton College

Purchase the paperback or Kindle version :

What is religious fiction? Visit L. D. Wenzel''s YouTube Channel


Here Wenzel discusses his passion for religious fiction. In a nutshell, religious fiction is authentic when the author describes characters in religious settings, to which they embrace or rebel against their situation. The goal is to tell a story, not promote a particular world view.

Go to:  L.D. Wenzel - YouTube

Coming soon:
A Midsprings Night Dream
Seeing is Believing