Todd Boddy

Biography

Todd comes from a military family who settled down in South side of Austin TX in the 70's. It was an exciting time, a great place to grow up and stretch the imagination in what was developing as America's 'Third Coast', playing youth sports in S.Austin and skiing with friends on Lake Austin & Travis.

He now resides outside Princeton TX in a semi-rural area close to Lake Lavon with nearby cotton, hay, and okra fields, cattle and horses, which he admires, but admits he'd rather be playing golf. He and his wife Loretta have between them four children, four grandchildren and two dogs.

Todd attended the University of Texas at Austin, BA in Psy, minor Ancient Gk, and then Dallas Theological Seminary, ThM with emphasis on world religions. Never one to be pigeon holed he has enjoyed work as a framer, baseball umpire, landscaper, youth pastor, Sr. Pastor, financial consultant, missions coordinator and dog park minister, and now author.

He delivered his first sermon at age seventeen and has written many short stories, dramas, and newspaper articles. Todd currently pastors a small rural TX church where he splits his time writing.

His new Blue Moon Chronicle series, beginning with The Exit, is the culmination of his interests in exploring questions resulting from the cross roads of science, technology, spirituality, apocalyptic themes, and faith. Volume II in the BMC series, Two Suns Rising, will be out in March 2014.

The great golf instructor/philosopher, Harvey Pinick quipped "if you play golf, you are my friend." These are analogous words to building bridges with strangers about something you love. Todd hopes his books accomplish this and entertain along the way

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I am working on several prequels to my full Novels The Exit and Two Suns Rising. These will be part of the Blue Moon Serials, which will be offered only in eBook format. What is different about these shorter stories, around 20,000 words, is that they are 1st person narratives by the characters. Instead of an omniscient narrator, these stories are entirely told by one character. Whether the reader considers them noble or ignoble, we let them tell their own story.

This helps the reader to get into the head of the major players in the Blue Moon Chronicle saga which covers several generations of angels, demons, humans and nephilim hybrids. The novels are a little more sophisticated because of the intricacies of several crossing stories at one time and the conspiratorial nature. The serials like Angel without a Cause and Death Flight will allow the reader to ease into the full story much better without their head spinning so hard..... ha,ha.
Who are your favorite authors?
I enjoy Susan Howatch and her "Starbridge" series about the Anglican church over several generations of priests. Her character development is phenomenal, so you don't even mind what the plot is after a while. Can't read her without dwelling on the drive of each character and her attempt to express paradox and truth through narrative dialogue.

James Morrow in Towing Jehovah conveys several layers of meaning at once with his dialogue, plot, and introspection of his characters as they tow the body of God across the Atlantic, both refuting atheism, but acknowledging postmodernism. Each sentence is packed like a can of sardines full of salty meaning.

C.S. Lewis also comes to mind because what he wrote so long ago was brilliant. It survived him to become a great pillar of pop culture with the Chronicles of Narnia. Every day new people discover his fantasies, scifi, ethical and theological writings.
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Books

Two Suns Rising
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Series: Blue Moon Chronicles Novels. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 95,870. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Perfecting the jump technology with prison conscripts, renowned Sanctuary Corporation founder, Colonel Cuzak, conceals the real intent of the global Hub Stations; to help the Earth bound demonic powers escape the reach of final judgment. Commissioning a team of religious leaders and scientists, he seeks to convince the world’s oppressed that a better life will be found in a far distant universe.
The Exit
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Series: Blue Moon Chronicles Novels. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,330. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
A demonic insurgency plots to leave the earth for a new home in a far universe . Led by an ageless CEO and his Hybrid daughter, their front Corporation steals the technology needed to help them escape divine judgement. To counter, a worn angel of light recruits an ill prepared group of image bearers and angels to travel to this brave new world. Divine intervention is not without pain.
Exit Apocalypse-4 Heir of the Magnificon
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Series: Blue Moon Serials, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,810. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
The Wounded Heir appeals to Ouriano and Veezon to do the unthinkable. Cuzak sets a death trap for his long time angelic foe. Ru discovers a horrible family secret, which blinds her to the truth. And unrelenting, the Vranti collective seek blood revenge against Victoria and Lucas as they perfect the Jump technology. Part 4 of Blue Moon Chronicles--Serials, "Heir of the Magnificon."
Exit Apocalypse-3 Rare Endangered Species
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Series: Blue Moon Serials, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,740. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
Ru, the sultry hybrid, wrestles with where to place her loyalty and destiny. Should she trust her Nephilim father, who has his own twisted agenda, or with the over hope filled Angel who mentored her? Held hostage to complete the jump technology, the young scientists anguish over contributing to an unseen coming apocalypse. Part 3 of Blue Moon Chronicles-- Serials, "Rare Endangered Species".
Exit Apocalypse-2 The Infection
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Series: Blue Moon Serials, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,370. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
An aged Wind of Light begins to recruit questionable allies to help counter a new form of darkness. Two young quantum scientists find themselves caught between sentinels, an alien demon collective, and worlds they don't believe in. An infection among the Legions of Angels may tip the balance of power. Part 2 of Blue Moon Chronicles-- Serials, "The Infection".
Exit Apocalypse-1 Follow Your Desires
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Series: Blue Moon Serials, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,960. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
In lieu of Satan's failure to overthrow God, a demonic insurgency plan an escape from their Earth bound captivity with wormhole technology. Meanwhile, an ancient Wind of Light begins to recruit unlikely help to counter this new form of darkness. Part 1 of Blue Moon Chronicles Serials, "Follow Your Desires".

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