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Since the day I learned to hold a pencil, I have been writing.  I had some poetry published in a youth magazine when I was in my teens and in my early twenties broke into the magazine market.

In my late twenties I wrote my first book--a young-adult fantasy novel called The Usher.  It came quite close to getting published but ultimately the editor-in-chief said that although it was good, it was not "good enough" for someone with no name recognition.  No sale.

I continued writing for magazines with limited success and then after seminary began writing sermons.

By the summer of 2001 my theology had grown to a point where it needed expression in a longer format.  So I rented a cabin in the woods of Nova Scotia for a month and wrote Blowing the Lid Off the God-Box.  It was 2004 before it found a publisher in Morehouse Publishing and was released in the spring of 2005..

Then it was off to the races.  Moerhouse asked for another book, and so I channeled my anger over the re-election of George W. Bush into God's Top 10: Blowing the Lid Off the Commandments.  It was released in 2006.

"What's the next one about?" asked my editor and thoughts long percolating from counseling sessions with parishioners turned into God With Skin On: Finding God's Love in Human Relationships.

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