Arnold Ytreeide

Biography

Dr. Arnold Ytreeide, Ph.D., has been telling stories in film, television, and print for over 40 years. His best-selling Christmas series "Jotham's Journey" has sold hundreds of thousands of copies. He is currently chair of the Department of Communication Studies at a private university. Arnold is married to Elsie and they have two grown children and five grandchildren. He has traveled the world and had many adventures, but has discovered that no adventure can beat the thrill of solid relationships with God, with family, and with friends.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Long before Microsoft and Amazon moved into Seattle, it was a Boeing town and my dad built airplanes for thirty years. It was a wonderful place to grow up! My Dad and I could go salmon fishing right out in the bay while we watched the Space Needle going up. Later I learned to scuba dive in that same bay, and it opened up a whole new world. It was just an hour's drive to the mountain ski resorts and hundreds of places for our Boy Scout troop to go camping. It's also, of course, where I made my first movie at age ten, and started serious writing with I was twelve, and why the first full-length book I wrote (though not the first one published) takes place in a tiny town on a bay, and is called Submarine Spy.
When did you first start writing?
I've been telling stories almost all my life, starting at age ten. At first it was just for school and family, but it wasn't long before I had the itch to reach a wider audience. There were adventures inside of me, and I wanted others to be able to go on those adventures too. So as I grew, short stories, plays, and movies gave way to full-length books, screenplays, stage plays, radio and TV shows, magazine articles, and stage musicals.
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Books

How I Lost All Hope. And Then Set Out to Find It.
Price: $3.99 $2.99 USD. (25% off!) Words: 162,020. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
If this were a movie, the poster should read, "No One Under 30 Admitted Without A Parent" because this story is for those of us who have lived, and cried, and loved our way through a good portion of life. Thomas Wright has lost all hope in pretty much everything. He thinks he knows where to find it, but until a friend gives him a fantastic opportunity he doesn't realize where hope can be found.
Sky Pirates
Price: $3.99 $2.00 USD. (50% off!) Words: 57,440. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
From the author of the popular Jotham's Journey Christmas adventures comes the Mike Danford Adventure Series. Written with Christian pre-teens in mind, these adventures follow Mike and his best friend Josh as they build fantastic machines, that always carry them into trouble. In Sky Pirates the boys have plans to build a dirigible, but death rays, and a band of pirates get in their way.
Tracking Bigfoot
Price: $3.99 $2.00 USD. (50% off!) Words: 57,470. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary, Fiction » Children’s books » Religious / Christian / Action & Adventure
An adventure series for Christian pre-teens. Seventeen-year-old Mike Danford and his friends try to live by the motto "There's nothing wrong with doing right," but bad guys keep getting in the way. In Tracking Bigfoot the boys are hunted by a creature that shouldn't exist! Written by the author of the popular Jotham's Journey Christmas series.
Submarine Spy
Price: $3.99 $2.00 USD. (50% off!) Words: 53,170. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Pirates
An adventure series for Christian pre-teens. Seventeen-year-old Mike Danford and his friends try to live by the motto "There's nothing wrong with doing right," but bad guys keep getting in the way. In Submarine Spy a foreign government puts their faith to the test. Written by the author of the popular Jotham's Journey Christmas series.
Under My Teacher's Desk
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,520. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Five fourth-graders fall into deep adventure when they discover an impossible world -- under their teacher's desk! Perfect for class reading or just for fun, Under My Teacher's Desk leads kids to discover the importance of education, the need for acceptance, and their own personal strengths. Online Special Features include maps and a reading quiz. It's a mystery, a quest, an adventure!

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