The Man from Sun Prairie

6″ x 9″ — 196 pages, paperback $13.95, Kindle $3.49
Preview (pdf)

Save the king.
Rescue the princess.
Find true love.
What could possibly go wrong?

For those of you who enjoy fantasy novels with a Christian flavor, I’d like to invite you to read The Man from Sun Prairie.

When Straight Arrow tries to save the life of the president of the United States, everything goes terribly wrong…and magically right.

Most of this story takes place in an alternate universe: the kingdom of Arken. There, Straight Arrow, who is a marginalized “nobody” in our world, inadvertently saves the life of the king, taking on almost legendary status. In Arken, his companion, Dove, carries The Gift—everyone she touches hears the voice of God. But now Dove is missing, along with the king’s daughter, and nobody can be sure whether Straight Arrow is responsible.

While the story does address some serious issues (e.g., recovery from rape), it’s mostly pure fun. The story comes from inside the mind of the quirky main character. If you share my sense of humor, he’s both hilarious and deeply touching. The book contains Christian content without being preachy or sappy.

One reader wrote, “I laughed, I was inspired, and I was challenged…the humor and adventure cut across many boundaries…I really enjoyed the conversational telling of the story…I felt as though I was sitting on a chair listening to you tell your story…The ending was an interesting surprise…I…enjoyed it thoroughly.”

I was inspired to write this by my wife Kim, who really does carry The Gift. She helps people experience the voice of God in all kinds of creative ways.


I’d like to thank Liza Clough and Alan Clough for modeling for the cover, and Hans Clough for the great cover design.