Wally McDoogle’s adventures are funny stories that yield important truths. What is it about storytelling that makes it such a great vehicle for truth?

Jesus understood the power of story. In fact, He spent more time telling parables than giving facts and figures. Story puts flesh and blood upon those facts so we can more easily relate and apply their truths to our day to day living.

Across your body of work, you hit on a lot of different tones—including more dramatic themes. Does the zaniness of the Wally McDoogle adventures come easier or harder for you as a writer?

Writing is hard work however you cut it. But because I have a comic streak, it’s a bit easier. That said, I’m just as exhausted at the end of each day’s work—but goofy exhausted.

As you revisit these books, what are some of your favorite memories about how the series has impacted readers?

I love the e-mails that talk about the impact the series has had upon lives. Dwight L. Moody said, “If I could relive my life, I would devote my entire ministry to reaching children for God.” I’m grateful that the series has been able to do a small part of that.

What’s the most exciting part about introducing a new generation to the crazy world of Wally McDoogle?

Hearing the laughter and knowing an entirely new generation is being reached with the truths of living life God’s way.

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My Life as a Smashed Burrito with Extra Hot Sauce

Incredible Worlds of Wally McDoogle #1
Twelve-year-old Wally–“the walking disaster area”–is forced to stand up to Camp Wahkah Wahkah’s number one, all-American bad guy.
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My Life as Alien Monster Bait

Incredible Worlds of Wally McDoogle #2
“Hollyweird” comes to Middletown! Wally’s a superstar! A movie company has chosen our hero to be eaten by their mechanical “Mutant from Mars!”
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