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Author

Terry P. Beh is a professional writer and editor, who has worked primarily for Christian organizations for nearly 25 years. With a B.A. in English Literature and an M.A. in Professional Writing, his writing career began at Focus on the Family in 1988, where he became a Master Writer for ministry president James Dobson. In 1995 he joined the staff of Promise Keepers, where he worked in its Publications Dept. and
then as Executive Writer for Bill McCartney. Since 2000 Terry has operated his own freelance writing business and currently operates Clouds of Light Publications, a book publishing company. His writing experience includes everything from books and feature articles to brochures, newsletters and fundraising letters to audio scripts, screenplays and poetry, and almost everything in between.

An avid outdoorsman and creationist, Terry’s particular area of interest is paleontology (dinosaurs and fossils). Since 1999 he has participated in numerous creationist dinosaur digs and has served as a dig supervisor on many of them. In recent years he helped excavate two dinosaur skeletons in conjunction with the FACT creation ministry in Montana: a Thescelosaurus nearly 70% complete, and 50%-60% of a very large member of the ceratopsian family, which may be a new species. A number of his articles on dinosaurs and fossils have appeared in the Creation Research Society’s newsletter, Creation Matters.

With a life-long love of dinosaurs, which started when he was six or seven years old, when he often mistakenly told people he wanted to be an “archeologist,” Terry understands the fascination these creatures have for children and wants to use his God-given writing skills to turn kids away from evolution and toward our awesome Creator, Jesus Christ. Terry lives in Castle Rock, Colorado, with his wife Anne and children Christian and Amanda. He enjoys camping, hiking, rockhounding, fishing, outdoor photography and, of course, fossils.

For additional information on dinosaurs and fossils, for author interview requests and to order copies of T is for T.rex, please contact him here. Terry’s publication company may be found at www.cloudsoflightpublications.com.

Illustrator

Daniel W. Sorensen was amazed by the first mark he ever made with a pencil on paper and has never stopped. The wonder continued when he started mixing thick, colorful, messy paint and different colors emerged, which he found magical and opened up endless possibilities. Since then, he has discovered many other mediums, such as sculpture, printmaking and even digital artwork—for Dan there really isn’t enough time in the world to create all the things he wants to.

Growing up in Lima, Ohio, Dan’s parents always encouraged him to pursue his passions—even if that meant letting him believe that the Brontosaurus, that is, the Apatosaurus, which lived across the road in the woods was for real. The first movie he was allowed to stay up to watch was Godzilla, King of theMonsters. His seventh birthday included playing “pin the man in the dinosaur’s mouth” and watching The Valley of Gwanji, a movie about cowboys and dinosaurs. Ever since, Dan’s favorite books, movies and games have always contained elements of the fantastic. It was only natural that his debut book, T is for T. Rex, would be about something he’s loved since he was a child!

After high school, Dan served as a submariner in the Navy. Subsequently, he received his B.F.A. from the Columbus College of Art and Design and moved from Ohio to Colorado, where he takes full advantage of its outdoor possibilities. Having worked as an artist/ designer for “some pretty amazing” companies, in early 2012 Dan chose to pursue his lifelong dream to paint, draw, sculpt and create as a freelance artist, with subject matter ranging from realistic landscapes and people to whimsical creatures and monsters. He also strongly believes in using his God-given gifts for social justice issues, like human trafficking and Denver’s homeless, as well as giving of his time and talent to his church.

This quote from Madeleine L’Engle’s book, Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art, pretty much sums it up for Dan, “The artist, if he is not to forget how to listen, must retain the vision which includes angels and dragons and unicorns, and all the lovely creatures which our world would put in a box marked ‘Children Only!’”

Dan’s fine art and illustrations can be found at www.dansorensen.com. His video and animations can be found at www.youtube.com/danzilla01.