I am a 5-time New York Times bestselling collaborator and author, having penned more than 40 books. Even with more than 1.5 million copies in print, I'm still an author of rare books. I even saw several copies of my books in the bargain bin at Barnes & Noble . . . directly next to titles by Stephen King—which was pretty cool in an ironic sort of way.
My seminal work on media literacy is LEARN TO DISCERN (Zondervan) which, at the time of it's release in 1992, was the first Christian Booksellers Association (CBA) book to carry a warning label.
Since that time, I've been young, I've been old; I've been male, and I've been female—six of them, actually; and I've written about romance, politics, faith, marriage, entertainment and backpacks. Sometimes I write fiction, sometimes non-fiction.
Along the way I've had the opportunity to collaborate with Tim LaHaye (co-creator of the Left Behind series), Grammy Award wining Point of Grace, Skip Yowell (founder of JanSport), David Gibbs (attorney for the Terri Schiavo case), Dennis Rainey (President of FamilyLife), and Jim Daly (President of Focus on the Family).
One of my favorite books, The Devil in Pew Number 7, is a New York Times best-seller and was featured on The Dr. Phil Show. If all goes according to plans, SONY has indicated their desire to distribute a movie of that incredible true story. Maybe I'll get a bit part.
Along the way I served as the Youth Culture Specialist for Focus on the Family. In that capacity, I was the founding editor of PluggedIn magazine and conducted the multi-media seminar A Generation at Risk in more than 300 North American cities and Germany.
I've had the privilege of serving as an Associate Publisher and Acquisitions Editor for HarperCollins Christian Publishing, the founding Editor-in-Chief at Regnery Faith and most recently the Vice President of Content and Product Development at Focus on the Family.
Beyond the job there’s nothing I prefer to do than to stay close to home with my four incredible children—well, one's married and left the fold—and with my wife of 23 years, Leticia, an amazing woman and the best sounding board and editor an author could ever want.