E. Reltso has a PhD and performs boring research for a living. He has five children, three of whom are teenagers.
How do you generate your ideas?
My books seem to find me and then cry to be written. Some ideas come in dreams and others by deep impressions. Others come simply based on something that interests me. I work on some of my books with reluctance, perhaps because of the topic or the difficulty of adequately wording the deep concepts and ideas involved. But in the end I am always glad for the journey.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town in Southern Idaho. Because we had no satellite or cable, and we only had one TV channel, I did a lot of reading.
Camera: A device useful for blackmailing family members; Makeup: Goopy substances used by women to hide their true appearance; Diet: A method of self-punishment; Insect: Any creeping life form that tends to freak-out humans on sight; Opinions: Those nasty notions of stupidity possessed by everyone else but us. These and other bizarre definitions are found in this quasi dictionary of nonsense.
There are many strange myths used to justify premarital sex, out of an effort to make it seem "normal." This book exposes these myths as illogical, and describes the damaging consequences of sex out of wedlock. Myths exposed as illogical include: "But we love each other;" "I want to see if we are sexually compatible;" "Anything restricting my freedom is bad;" and "Marriage is old fashioned."
This book describes the author's journey to wellness, and his startling discovery that good health is not based on diets, drugs, or any element in the physical world. Indeed, the pathway to health is not found by treating symptoms, but by addressing the true inner conditions of the mind and heart.
Many people wrongly feel they should be 'tolerant' of gay marriage and not oppose it, even though it is not something they would do personally. This book explains the falsity of this notion. Gays won the legal right to be left alone in the 2003 case of Lawrence v. Texas. They are no longer on the defensive. Their goal with gay marriage is to proactively compel acceptance of gayness as normal.
A man with incredible willpower searches the world over for an addiction he cannot overcome. A billionaire without heirs uses an amnesia drug to see who is worthy to inherit his fortune. These and other bizarre fables show what love really is (and isn’t), why addictions and pride are so deadly, the need for moral values, and how judging ourselves positively may be the best judgment we ever make.