I want to introduce you to one of the most delightful books I’ve ever read. Here are a few of my writers group members talking about Of Moose and Men (… lost and found in Alaska).
Well, Torry Martin is one of the most delightful persons I’ve ever met. The book is about his years in Alaska which he says were his hardest and the happiest. This book is filled with stories that can make a person laugh out loud (really loud! And for a long, long time! Even ROTFLOL!), cry, be scared to death, and think seriously about life.
Torry says of his co-author, Doug Peterson (“He makes me sound smart! Not an easy feat, mind you!” I think the hardest part in writing about Torry is that he is so multi-faceted, multi-talented, it’s hard to bring it down into a few words.
In a few words: Torry is an award-winning actor, screenwriter, and comedian. He has written for Focus on the Family’s Adventures in Odyssey and has co-written screenplays for several films. As an actor, Torry has appeared in many movies, including Hallmark’s The Ultimate Legacy.
In the preface, we’re told to “Bundle up in your long underwear and grab your bunny boots because we have just crossed the Canadian border and entered Alaska.” Then when you do, just a few of the things you encounter are: a moose getting its head stuck in Torry’s window. A reindeer trapped in his kitchen. A bear almost preventing him from leaving his cabin. And, he once woke up frozen to his floor. The amazing thing is not that we encounter such things, but the way in which the stories come to life in such hilarious, serious ways.
I don’t think you’ll be disappointed to meet him in Of Moose and Men! It’s published by Harvest House Publishing and available on Amazon.com and at Christian bookstores nationwide.