It’s the 21st, time for the Teen FIRST blog tour!(Join our alliance! Click the button!) Every 21st, we will feature an author and his/her latest Teen fiction book’s FIRST chapter!
Thomas Nelson (November 11, 2008)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ted is the son of missionaries John and Helen Dekker, whose incredible story of life among headhunters in Indonesia has been told in several books. Surrounded by the vivid colors of the jungle and a myriad of cultures, each steeped in their own interpretation of life and faith, Dekker received a first-class education on human nature and behavior. This, he believes, is the foundation of his writing.
After graduating from a multi-cultural high school, he took up permanent residence in the United States to study Religion and Philosophy. After earning his Bachelor’s Degree, Dekker entered the corporate world in management for a large healthcare company in California. Dekker was quickly recognized as a talent in the field of marketing and was soon promoted to Director of Marketing. This experience gave him a background which enabled him to eventually form his own company and steadily climb the corporate ladder.
Since 1997, Dekker has written full-time. He states that each time he writes, he finds his understanding of life and love just a little clearer and his expression of that understanding a little more vivid. To see a complete list of Dekker’s work, visit The Works section of TedDekker.com.
Here are some of his latest titles:
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 136 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (November 11, 2008)
AND NOW…THE FIRST TWO PAGES:
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Boy! Was I excited to get this one in the mail, even my DH is looking forward to reading this one. *Grin* When I first read Chosen (Book #1, The Lost Books of History), I was curious for more. I immediately when to my library and read the novel version of Infidel and then when this came, I was eager to compare the two.
I have noticed how Graphic Novels seem to be taking our young people’s attention a lot lately, and if it is a step in the right direction toward a love a reading, I’m okay with that. Another one that I’ll tell you about soon is a Graphic Novel that is half novel, half graphics…
For the reader, I definitely prefer the book over the graphic novel, but this is still great. The pictures that a reader has to create in their own mind while reading the book are brought to life right in front of you while the graphic novel unfolds.
Either way, I say read both!