Fred L. Funk

Biography

Born and raised in North Texas near Denton. Graduated Denton High School 1960. Attended what is now The University of North Texas and transfered to East Texas State College to pursue a pre-theology degree. Served as pastor of numerous churches in North and East Texas. Later switched career to accounting and finance. Worked thirty-five years for a national retail furniture chain. Now retired and started a new career writing novels.

Married to Dana for 52 years. Have two daughters and one son and seven grandchildred. Dana and I live in North Texas with two crazy cats that have agree to let us share the house.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
Summer of 2011
What's the story behind your latest book?
Sequel to my first book, Ministry and Moonshine. It explores the moonshine and marijuana industries in the early 1960 and the effects it had on the rural population of East Texas. It is based on actual events surrounding the lives of the author and his wife.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Fred L. Funk online


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Books

Justice for Cassie
Price: Free! Words: 64,190. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
JUSTICE FOR CASSIE is a chilling tale inspired by actual events and real people. The story begins as young Cassie Bienville spends her teenaged years growing up in a palatial mansion on a large plantation in southern Louisiana. In her golden years her mental health breaks down and she goes to a supposed 'high 'end' elder care home. where abuse and neglect are the order of the day.
Moonshine Memories
Series: MOONSHINE. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,880. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Forty years ago, Matt Reynolds was a young Methodist minister serving as pastor of the church in Pruett, a tiny village in the Piney Woods of East Texas. A murder occurred during his stint in the area and a man who Matt considered a friend was convicted. The preacher believed there was more to the story and during a homecoming he endeavors to find out the whole truth.
The Throwaway Son
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,790. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
The Throwaway Son is a heartbreaking story of an unwanted and abused child told by Boston Ray Wilford as he faced death. Boss related his life story to his best friend, Dale Henderson. He wanted his story written and he insisted that Dale relate all the repugnant details in hopes that his message would be heard. "No matter what life has dealt you, you can rise above it."
Moonshiner's Revenge
Series: MOONSHINE, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,690. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
This book is the sequel to the award winning Ministry and Moonshine. It will stand alone, but the reader will enjoy a more pleasurable experience if they read Ministry and Moonshine first. Young preacher Matt Reynolds and his wife, Beth, spent a year in the tiny East Texas town of Pruett, but as they prepare to move to a new town and a new beginning, an unexpected development changes everything.
Life and Death on Cannon Creek
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,250. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
In Civil War days, the banks of Cannon Creek became the final resting place for Confederate soldiers who died in a battle there. Now it quietly meanders through the genteel suburb of Shelby, Georgia, where wars of a different type are fought behind closed plantation doors.
Ministry and Moonshine
Series: MOONSHINE, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,220. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Matt Reynolds, a young Methodist minister and his pregnant wife, Beth leave the urban lifestyle of North Texas and move to rural East Texas. The couple experiences extreme culture shock as they deal with many colorful characters in their small congregation. They discover numerous secrets involving their parishioners including the illegal, but profitable, moonshine business.

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