Final Grains of Sand

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David Harder

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Value every relationship. We have a positive or negative impact with the people around us. Life is a limited commodity; make your life count for something. We really don’t understand a person without sharing all the facets of that individual and unfortunately, we wait until it’s too late.



Short Summary

The story opens with Jim Kreider (the main character) receiving notice from his doctor that he has incurable cancer with only 3-4 months to live. He dies early in the story but elects five unrelated people to represent him at his funeral.


Any major metropolitan city, east or west coast

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message,Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: James Kreider

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Masculine,Confident,Honorable,Skillful,Religious,Engaging,Flexible

Additional Character Details

Name: Nathaniel Martin

Age: 68-70

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Aggressive,Confident,Decisive,Educated,Leader,Strong Moral Code,Visionary,Skillful,Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: Dr. Thomas Nolan

Age: 87

Gender: Male

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Charming,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Educated,Honorable,Religious,Selfless,Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Pastor Michael Richards

Age: 66-68

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring,Complex,Decisive,Faithful,Leader,Narcisstic,Religious,Blunt,Strong Moral Code,Unapologetic

About The Author

David Harder has been writing for more than twenty-five years. His novels are inspiring stories about individuals who influence their world in unique ways. David grew up in southern California and served in the US Navy during the Vietnam conflict. He traveled the world for businesses with cutting-edge technologies in computer and data-storage. As part of his career, he wrote for trade journals and created marketing materials within the computer industry. A graduate of San Jose College with a degree in business, he also studied at Santa Clara University towards a degree in international business. After retiring, David focused on two passions: writing and clay art. In November 2012, he reached a dismal emotional low that nearly cost him his life. That day he began a new life—a complete turnaround. His journey is recorded in the book Carving Hope Out of Depression. Some of his recent writing involves historical fiction with alternative insights into biblical history. David uses the Bible as the foundation for a novel, then expands the stories to give depth and realism to characters barely mentioned in the scriptures. In addition to writing, David is an accomplished clay artist. He uses his wheel and clay during demonstrations in churches to deliver a powerful testimony, visualizing how God shapes our lives for different purposes-no matter how old we are, and even if we seem to be a failure. David is a graduate of Vineyard Institute in biblical studies and leadership. He resides in the Prescott area of Arizona.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Ambassador International

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



ISBN-10: 1620206110