Author, Spotlight

Cast the First Stone with David James Warren q&a

Hello, reader friends! The collaborative author trio known as David James Warren is stopping by for a quick visit as part of a JustRead Publicity Tours blog tour and giveaway celebrating their new release, Cast the First Stone!

about the author

From the creative pens of USA Today bestselling author Susan May Warren, award-winning author James L. Rubart, and new voice, David Curtis Warren, writing collectively as David James Warren.

Jim Rubart, Susan May Warren, David Curtis Warren

James L. Rubart is 28 years old, but lives trapped inside an older man’s body. He’s the best-selling, Christy Hall of Fame author of ten novels and loves to send readers on mind-bending journeys they’ll remember months after they finish one of his stories. He’s dad to the two most outstanding sons on the planet and lives with his amazing wife on a small lake in eastern Washington. 

Visit his website or connect with James on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Susan May Warren is the USA Today bestselling, Christy and RITA award–winning author of more than eighty novels whose compelling plots and unforgettable characters have won acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. The mother of four grown children, and married to her real-life hero for over 30 years, she loves traveling and telling stories about life, adventure, and faith.

For exciting updates on her new releases, previous books, and more, visit her website or connect with Susan on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

David Curtis Warren is making his literary debut in these novels, and he’s never been more excited. He looks forward to creating more riveting stories with Susie and Jim, as well as on his own. He’s grateful for his co-writers, family, and faith, buoying him during the pandemic of 2020, and this writing and publishing process.

Connect with David on Instagram.



What is your favorite activity or hobby not related to books?

S: I am an avid home DIY-er. I love to remodel and redecorate. And hubs and I are scuba divers so whenever I’m not tearing apart a room, I’m sixty feet down exploring the great big blue.

J: Guitar, sleight of hand, golf, hiking with Darci, waterskiing, photography, woodworking, scuba diving … do I ever get bored? Uh, no.

D: I love attending or participating in local theater. Acting is one of my favorite things to do when I’m able to find the time and earn a part in a show.

B: My husband and I are also DIY junkies! I participated in musical theater productions in high school but not since then. Mr. Rubart, you are just too cool with all those great hobbies! 

Share your inspiration behind Cast the First Stone.

DJW: The True Lies of Rembrandt Stone series was a long time coming. Ages ago (probably around 2012) Susie and Jim were on a short plane ride together from Asheville, NC to Atlanta. They started talking about someday writing a book together and their shared love of time travel stories.

Then in mid-2016 Susie came up with the idea of Rembrandt Stone, called Jim and asked, “Are you in?” Jim laughed and gave the only appropriate response: “Are you kidding?”

Susie asked her son David to join the team and in February of 2017, the three gathered at Jim’s home in eastern Washington (after Susie and David battled a Seattle and eastern Washington snowstorm) and brainstormed all six of the stories. So yes, it took a while from conception to release, but it turned out to be the perfect timing!

B: That is one crazy journey!

What is your next release and/or what are you working on now?

DJW: We’re releasing the entire series this year. The next release is book 2, No Unturned Stone in April, then the rest of the series in June, August, Oct, and November, so we’re all hard at work on getting the final polish on each of the remaining stories.

B: What a whirlwind! 

What book(s) are you reading right now?

S: Rachel Hauck’s To Love A Prince

J: Essentialism, Wizard and Glass, The Midnight Library, Falling Upwards, Jesus and John Wayne, and Chasing Fireflies. (Read only one or two books at a time? Never heard of the idea.)

D: I’m currently reading Raymond E. Feist’s Riftwar Saga.

B: Susie’s book is no surprise and David’s makes sense but I’m just in awe of Jim’s reading habits! I applaud you, Mr. Rubart!

What is your reading style?

S: E-reader. At night on my porch swing.

J: Favorite way is a physical book. Second place is audiobooks (great for car rides, working out, working around the house) and third place is on my Kindle. Where? Anywhere! When? Any stolen moment, but my favorite time is just before falling asleep.

D: I prefer to read on an e-reader. Reading on my Ipad, I can scroll up, instead of side to side, and I just gobble up the words that way.

B: I can’t choose between print and my Paperwhite, gotta have both here! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit with us, James, Susan, and David!


about the book

Cast the First Stone by David James Warren (The True Lies of Rembrandt Stone book 1)

Cast the First Stone by David James Warren

Publisher: TriStone Media
Release Date: February 8, 2021
Genre: Time Travel Detective Series

One case haunts him. One chance to fix the past. One mistake could cost him everything.

Ex-Minneapolis Police Detective Rembrandt Stone walked away from a career he loved—just the price of being sure he can come home to the wife and daughter he cherishes. But he can’t shake the deep regret over a case left behind.

When his mentor, the former Chief of Homicide dies and leaves Rembrandt with a box of cold cases and a mysterious watch, he finds himself thrust into a world he recognizes—a world from twenty years ago—the same world he’s woken from in a cold sweat a hundred times. But is it a dream, or some kind of twisted reality?

If he solves the case that plagues him, and justice is finally served, will it destroy the life he loves?

Strap in for a mind-bending, time travel thrill ride in Book One of this riveting new series, The True Lies of Rembrandt Stone.

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tour giveaway

(1) winner will receive a $15 Amazon gift card and a print copy of Cast the First Stone!

Cast the First Stone JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight February 9, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on February 16, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

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The True Lies of Rembrandt Stone series

Cast the First Stone by David James Warren No Unturned Stone by David James Warren Sticks and Stone by David James Warren Set in Stone by David James Warren Blood from a Stone by David James Warren Heart of Stone by David James Warren

Visit the Rembrandt Stone website or connect on Instagram


tour schedule
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