Christopher D. Schmitz

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Christopher D Schmitz is the author of fiction and nonfiction as well as a regular blogger.

Following completion of his first fantasy novel in the early 2000s he began working on lots of short fiction in order to refine his craft and went on to publish many pieces from 1,000-15,000 words in a variety of genres and outlets as writing exercises. Putting fiction away for a while, he pursued post-graduate work where he received a new appreciation for nonfiction, wrote Why Your Pastor Left, and then returned to his love for fiction, writing several new books.

Schmitz attained a Biblical Studies degree and a Youth Ministry minor from Trinity Bible College in 2003 and went on to gain a Masters of Arts in Religion from Liberty Baptist Theological Se
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Christopher D. Schmitz I write anyway. Tell myself to do it, set a goal, budget some time, and sit down... fake it til you make it.
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Wolf of the Tesseract

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Why Your Pastor Left

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Dekker's Dozen: The Last Wa...

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Shadows of a Superhero

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Dekker's Dozen: Weeds of Eden

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My name is Chris… and I’m not famous. A publisher recently contacted because they found my book online and want to offer me a contract… should I take it?


…my advice? Run away. Probably.



So my SF story Dekker’s Dozen: The Last Watchmen has over 65,000 reads on Wattpad and had been featured in the past. This morning, after a brief interaction with a publisher, I was offered a contract...

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Nerdvotional was one of those interesting-concept Christian devo books that instantly grabbed me. I met author Kyle Hopson at an event where he was selling them and had to take it home.
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The Witchstone by Victoria Randall is absolutely spellbinding!
The story is a wonderful tale and thick with history and worldbuilding that is seamlessly interwoven into the narrative (I especially loved the usage of books with author names and snippet
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Cryptofauna by Patrick  Canning
Cryptofauna
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I wasn’t sure what I was getting into with Patrick Canning’s Cryptofauna. When I was queried for a review, I almost passed and I’m glad I did not.
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The Dead Sea Gospel by James Boswell
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James Boswell’s debut novel, The Dead Sea Gospel, proves that there is plenty of mystery and intrigue revolving around the ancient world… and around the modern one which grasps to understand it. He pens an intricate web very Dan Brown style about a n ...more
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Gift of the Shaper by D.L. Jennings
Gift of the Shaper
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D.L. Jennings uses tight language and well-paced action to move his hero, Thornton Woods, along on his quest to save his father in Gift of the Shaper.
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a dead god awakes by John White
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I got a copy of John White’s fantasy tale, A Dead God Awakes. It’s not really like other fantasy stories. White doesn’t let the normal fantastic archetypes rule his story, and that can be a good thing.
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The Sign of the Sibyl by Philipp  Metzger
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I recently picked up Philipp Metzger’s first installment in the Kings of Men series. The book is something of a “portal fantasy” which I’ve read quite a bit of lately. It starts off immediately with worldbuilding that intrigues me: a quest for Atlant ...more
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Secrets of PEACE
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When I came across Secrets of Peace by T.A. Hernandez I immediately thought, this book cover is gorgeous. We all judge books by their cover, and this one hooked me right away. I’ve had people stop at my table at book festivals for the same reason: go ...more
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