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Creston Mapes

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Born
in Medina, Ohio, The United States
April 21

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Creston Mapes grew up in northeast Ohio, where he has fond memories of living with his family of five in the upstairs' portion of his dad's early American furniture store - The Weathervane Shop. Creston was not a good student, but the one natural talent he possessed was writing.

He set type by hand and cranked out his own neighborhood newspaper as a kid, then went on to graduate with a degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University. Creston was a newspaper reporter and photographer in Ohio and Florida, then moved to Atlanta, Georgia, for a job as a creative copywriter.

Creston served for a stint as a creative director, but quickly learned he was not cut out for management. He went out on his own as a freelance writer in 1991 and,
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Creston Mapes My novel, FEAR HAS A NAME, actually begins with a real-life home-invasion that my wife and baby experienced years ago. My wife saw a man outside our h…moreMy novel, FEAR HAS A NAME, actually begins with a real-life home-invasion that my wife and baby experienced years ago. My wife saw a man outside our home wearing only shorts. He walked along the side of the house and ripped the back porch door open and was coming in. My wife had the wherewithal to grab the baby and run out the front door to the neighbor's house. That was the seed of the idea that I started with to write FEAR HAS A NAME. Thanks for your question!(less)
Creston Mapes I write all my ideas at the end of the manuscript as I write. If I get writer's block, I go to the end, pick an idea, and run with it.…moreI write all my ideas at the end of the manuscript as I write. If I get writer's block, I go to the end, pick an idea, and run with it.(less)
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Hi Meaghan, my publisher at the time stopped the series after two books. I was, however, able to bring Everett Lester, Karen and company back to life in my novel SKY ZONE, which is book #3 in The Crittendon Files series. If I ever get to a place wher See Full Answer
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“Evil is a departure from the way things ought to be. But it could not be a departure from the way things ought to be unless there is a way things ought to be. If there is a way things ought to be, then there is a design plan for how things ought to be. And if there is such a design plan, then there is a designer.” R. Douglas Geivett”
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“​The bald officer, James Nichols, nodded again. “I’ll take care of it, sir.”
Creston Mapes, I Pick You

“Evil is a departure from the way things ought to be. But it could not be a departure from the way things ought to be unless there is a way things ought to be. If there is a way things ought to be, then there is a design plan for how things ought to be. And if there is such a design plan, then there is a designer.” — R. Douglas Geivett”
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“Evil is a departure from the way things ought to be. But it could not be a departure from the way things ought to be unless there is a way things ought to be. If there is a way things ought to be, then there is a design plan for how things ought to be. And if there is such a design plan, then there is a designer.” R. Douglas Geivett”
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“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
-Philippians 4:6”
Anonymous, The Holy Bible: King James Version

“Prayer adds an element of surprise to your life that is more fun than a surprise party or surprise gift or surprise romance. In fact, prayer turns life into a party, into a gift, into a romance.”
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“Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years.”
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Creston Mapes My pleasure, Tom.

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Creston


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Tom Blubaugh Hi Creston,

Thanks for joining my circle of friends.

Blessings,

Tom


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