Roy A. Teel, Jr

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About the author:
Roy A Teel Jr. is the author of several books, both nonfiction and fiction. He became disabled due to Progressive Multiple Sclerosis in 2011 and lives in Lake Arrowhead, CA with his wife, Tracy, their tabby cat, Oscar, and their Springer Spaniel, Sandy.

He is the creator and author of The Iron Eagle Crime Novel Series. This series is expected to span a minimum of ten books, the first seven books in the series have been written with books 8-10 in the process of being written.

I'm a Secular Humanist I believe in God but not religion Religion gives God a bad name.. While I am an ordained minster with doctoral degrees in Divinity and Biblical Studies I have come to an understanding through my education that religion exists for itself and that God and religion are mutually exclusive. I reject all religious ideas as mans folly, Religion was created by man for man for the sole purpose of controlling man .I speak to this subject in my novel, "And God Laughed" which is a neoplatonic dialogue.

I hope that my audience enjoys my writing as I delve into fiction and non fiction subjects a like.

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How do you approach cover design?
The cover design of my titles is usually in my minds eye at the inception of a new book. I’m a visually driven author, which means that when I start a new book something that I have seen, read, heard, talked about or imagined has started the creative ball rolling. I don’t start writing a book until I have the cover scene in my mind. When the book is written, I then spend countless hours with my book layout and graphic artist putting the picture in my head on to a book cover. I’m very fortunate; I have found a graphic artist and book layout designer who is in sync with my thought process and he almost always takes my written description of a cover and hits it out of the park on the first try.
What do you read for pleasure?
I’m a lover of so many different genres, fiction, nonfiction, historical, biographical, philosophy, as well as poetry. While I write a lot of fiction, believe it or not, I don’t read a lot of fiction. When I’m reading, I’m typically reading news, financial articles, social commentaries and political news. I like to keep up on current events. In a world that is so based on ‘mythical’ ‘reality television’ I find knowing what’s going on in the ‘real’ world is much more important and inspiring.

When I do read fiction, I’m a lover of all things Hemingway. I also enjoy the works of David McCullough, Scott Turow, Michael Crichton, Thomas Harris, Ayn Rand, John Steinbeck, and believe it or not C. S. Lewis, along with others. I enjoy also nonfiction works by Daniel Walker Howe, Jared Diamond, Edmond S. Morgan, Joseph J. Ellis and others.

I read a lot of works in the classics as well. Authors like, Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Charles Dickens, Edgar Alan Poe and others. I have been most impacted in my logic skills by the works of Plato, his two great works Symposium and Republic, as well as Homer, and the works of Aristotle, Socrates, and more recent philosophers such as Arthur Koestler, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Sartre and Bertrand Russell
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Evil and the Details
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Series: The Iron Eagle, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,120. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014 by Roy A. Teel, Jr. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
There’s a scourge on the streets of Los Angeles. A serial killer is stalking, capturing, torturing, and killing young teenage boys. FBI Profilers Special Agent Steve Hoffman and Special Agent John Swenson are working with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Detective Jim O’Brian to catch this elusive killer. The deeper they delve into the killings the darker the soul and source of the depravity becomes.

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Devil's Chair
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Series: The Iron Eagle. Pre-release—available September 5, 2015. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,550. Language: English. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Lately, bodies have been found in a remote area known as Devil’s Chair. The nude victims appear uninjured and died due to “exposure,” not foul play. Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim O’Brian and FBI Profilers Special Agent Steve Hoffman and John Swenson aren’t buying it, and their search to discover why young, healthy adults are winding up dead in the hills reveals an unimaginable horror.
A Model for Murder
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Series: The Iron Eagle, Book 5. Pre-release—available June 5, 2015. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,720. Language: English. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A low-profile serial killer has enjoyed relative anonymity and killed without consequence in the Hollywood Hills and the Hollywood Lake area of Los Angeles. The predator prayed on transients and prostitutes working the hard streets of tinsel town, his victims now include high profile modeling talent. Once again, Jim O’Brian and John Swenson must unravel the mystery before more young woman die.
Operation Red Alert
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Series: The Iron Eagle, Book 4. Pre-release—available March 3, 2015. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,650. Language: English. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Despite the partial success of ‘Operation Rome Is Burning,’ the City of Los Angeles is in danger. ‘Operation Red Alert’—the secret code name for a mission to take out the 9/11 terrorists but scrubbed by the government has been retooled and re-hatched as a plot to kill the President of the United States. The Iron Eagle and his men know the plot but can they move fast enough to stop it?
Rome Is Burning
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Series: The Iron Eagle, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,670. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
FBI Special Agent John Swenson, aka The Iron Eagle, and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Detective Jim O’Brian are in search of what appears to be a serial killer. The killer leaves poetry at the scene of each killing in an effort to lure The Iron Eagle out. As the men investigate the killings, they learn that the killings are merely a distraction from a larger, more sinister terrorist plot.
Evil and the Details
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Series: The Iron Eagle, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,120. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014 by Roy A. Teel, Jr. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
There’s a scourge on the streets of Los Angeles. A serial killer is stalking, capturing, torturing, and killing young teenage boys. FBI Profilers Special Agent Steve Hoffman and Special Agent John Swenson are working with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Detective Jim O’Brian to catch this elusive killer. The deeper they delve into the killings the darker the soul and source of the depravity becomes.
Rise of The Iron Eagle
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Series: The Iron Eagle, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 107,820. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Detective Jim O’Brian and FBI Profiler Special Agent Steve Hoffman are hunting for a brutal serial killer; however, this case defies the profiling rules both men have been trained to detect. “The Iron Eagle” appears to only hunt and capture serial killers. Time is of the essence as with each passing day “The Eagle” gets more brazen.
The Light of Darkness: Dialogues in Death
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,510. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
"Of the wonders I yet have heard, / it seems to me most strange that men should fear; / seeing that death, a necessary end, / will come when it will come." William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act II, Scene II.
Against The Grain: The American Mega-Church and Its Culture of Control
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,170. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Church / Administration
How can something meant for such good go so bad? Against the Grain takes you inside the mega-church machine, dissects the structure of these monolithic temples (claimed to be dedicated to God), and shows them for what they really are: huge mega-businesses that survive by using fear, guilt and psychological terror to control their followers.
And God Laughed
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,950. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
Imagine that you had the opportunity to speak to God and ask Him any questions that you want. What would you ask?
The Way, The Truth, and The Lies: How the Gospels Mislead Christians about Jesus' True Message
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,220. Language: American English. Published: April 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
“I am the Way, the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except through me.”--John 14:6 With those simple words Jesus of Nazareth set into motion a religion that has won converts and conquered nations for over 2000 years. But did Jesus actually say those words?

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