Jerry B. Jenkins & Chris Fabry's Bio:
Dr. Jerry B. Jenkins, former vice president for publishing and currently writer-at-large for the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, is the author of more than 170 books, including the 65,000,000-selling Left Behind series. Jerry Jenkins has been awarded four honorary doctorates from Bethel College (Indiana), Trinity International University (Illinois), Colorado Christian University, and Huntington College (Indiana).
The Rising, the 13th book in the Left Behind series, was a New York Times best-seller. The Rising was the first in a trilogy of books about what happened to the Left Behind characters before the Rapture. The Regime, Book 14, released November 15, 2005, and The Rapture released June 6, 2006.
The last book in the Left Behind series, Kingdom Come released April 2007 and hit #3 on the New York Times Bestseller List. Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye's most recent collaboration is John's Story the first book in the new Jesus Chronicles series from Putnam Praise. It debuted at #25 on the New York Times Bestseller List. Riven, Jerry's standalone novel, will release from Tyndale in March 2008.
Also the former editor of Moody Magazine, Dr. Jenkins's writing has appeared in Time, Reader's Digest, Parade, Guideposts, and dozens of Christian periodicals. Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye were profiled in a May 24, 2004 cover story in Newsweek magazine entitled "The New Prophets of Revelation."
Jerry Jenkins's non-fiction books include as-told-to biographies with Hank Aaron, Brett Butler, Bill Gaither, Orel Hershiser, Luis Palau, Walter Payton, Nolan Ryan, and Sammy Tippit among many others. The Hershiser and Ryan books reached the New York Times best-seller list. Behind the Stories (Baker: 2002) tells more about Jerry Jenkins in the chapter, "The Test of Success."
Dr. Jenkins also assisted Dr. Billy Graham with his memoirs, Just As I Am, also a New York Times bestseller. Beginning in 1993, Jerry Jenkins spent 13 months assisting Dr. Graham with his autobiography. He considers the time he spent with Dr. Graham the privilege of a lifetime.
Jerry Jenkins owns Jenkins Entertainment, a filmmaking company in Los Angeles, which produced the critically-acclaimed movie Hometown Legend, based on his book of the same name. Hometown Legend was listed as one of the Top 10 family films of 2002 by Good News Communication's MOVIEGUIDE. The feature film, Midnight Clear, was the Winner of the Special Jury Prize for "Best First Feature" at the 2007 Cinequest Film Festival.
Dr. Jenkins also owns the Christian Writers Guild, which aims to train tomorrow's professional Christian writers and has nearly 2,000 members worldwide. The centerpiece of the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild is a brand-new, e-mail correspondence course tailored to fit the busiest lifestyle. Students are personally mentored by a seasoned professional writer or editor via e-mail throughout the two-year program. Coursework is also available for young writers 8-12 as well as a program for teens.
As a marriage and family author and speaker, Dr. Jenkins has been a frequent guest on Dr. James Dobson's Focus On the Family radio program. Jerry Jenkins wrote the nationally syndicated sports story comic strip, Gil Thorp, from 1996-2004. He speaks widely, primarily on writing, and is a sought-after humorist.
He and his wife Dianna have three grown sons and four grandchildren and live in Colorado.
Chris Fabry is a writer and broadcaster who lives in Colorado. He has written more than 50 books, including collaboration on the Left Behind: The Kids and Red Rock Mysteries series. You may have heard his voice on Focus on the Family, Moody Broadcasting, or Love Worth Finding. He has also written for Adventures in Odyssey and Radio Theatre. Chris is a graduate of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. He and his wife, Andrea, have nine children, two dogs, and a large car insurance bill.