Brad Fenichel

Brad is an author, freelance writer, and speaker. He is founder and president of Saddle Mountain Communications, reaching America with a message of living prayer and a passion for revival in our generation.  La Silla Press is an imprint of  Saddle Mountain Communications, representing the series of books in which Aquila figures either as the "author" or as a main character.
(More on Aquila below ...)

Brad is the one and only author of When We Pipe, God Shall Dance.

Brad's next novel, Mighty: Taking America Back, is due out in 2023.  For more information, see the "Coming Soon" page.

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Brad lives in rural Cecil County, Maryland with his lovely wife and two dysfunctional cats.

Aquila Navarro

Aquila is a fictional character—a reclusive philosopher-theologian who figures prominently in Brad Fenichel's soon-to-be-released novel The After Effect.

In When We Pipe, God Shall Dance, Aquila is the eponymous "author" of the manuscript that was ultimately published in its present form by Brad Fenichel, in cooperation with the "translator," Desi Zavala García.

In fact, the last page of the book includes an "author bio" and "photograph" of Aquila, though the copyright page clearly states that he is a fictional character.

Desi Zavala García

Desi is another fictional character, whose adventures in Mexico are the basis of The After Effect (due out in 2024).  In that book, he encounters the elderly Aquila and receives his collection of manuscript "scrolls."

Desi is also the eponymous "translator" of When We Pipe, God Shall Dance, which was (allegedly) one of those manuscripts.  Same as with Aquila, the copyright page clearly states that Desi is a fictional character.