Lee B. Mulder

Biography

There are two things that drive this author. He needs to be in motion - traveling, moving, progressing. And he needs to feel productive. That last bit is the motivation for his wide variety of writing. Lee B. Mulder graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison at a time when the school was the epicenter for anti-Vietnam war protests. Reporting there led to a short newspaper career, then as a magazine staffer, then as a promotion writer, ad agency and public relations writer. Along the way he wrote columns for newspapers, stories for small magazines and novels. His first book "Toddler Tales: An Older Dad Survives the Raising of Small Children in Modern America" was published in 2006. A non-fiction book "They Call Me Mzee: One Man's Safari into Brightest Africa" was published in 2011 along with his novel, "The Missionary." As a ePub author, Mulder will release in 2014 a volume of poetry, several short stories with collections and maybe a novel. Raised in Chicago, Mulder now lives near a strong wifi connection. 2014 will be a breakthrough year for this author as he finally gets on Twitter. He loves to hear from his fans: email is leechicago54@comcast.net

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. The place, the weather, the family, the politics... there is no shortage of copy. Also working from age 11 at everything from newspaper deliverer to caddie to restaurant kitchen slave to cab driver to quality control inspector at a meatpacking factory, the stories just pile up... they must be told. It's a curse that's followed me my whole life. The stories must be told.
When did you first start writing?
I think i was seven when I showed mom a short piece I had written. It was all about blood and gore. She laughed. I didn't put pen to paper again for five years. In junior high school, I had an inspiring teacher. She encouraged us to write whatever was on our minds. I found a voice of satire and sarcasm there and the more passionate the pieces became, the more encouragement she piled on. I found freedom and a voice working with that teacher, something that's never left me.
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Books

The Missionary: A Novel
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 113,370. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
Muslim fanatics are methodically moving to establish the first Islamic State of America. Millions of innocent people will die if billionaire arms merchant Mullah Muhammad Zakair Sheikh has his way. But one man, a sailor who calls himself a missionary, stumbles across a vital part of the Mullah’s plot and, using only prayer and email, rallies thousands to meet the face of evil.
The Canvas Can Do Miracles: Seven Sailor Tales
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,620. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
If you love sailing in the islands - or even the idea of sailing in the islands, this book is for you. These highly entertaining tales present stories of adventure, emotion, imagination and just good old humanity seasoned with the salt tang in the air and the lapping waves of the shore. Close your eyes. Feel the sun. The boat is moving. You are aboard.
Landfall: The Tale of the Solo Sailor
Price: Free! Words: 11,560. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
A lone sailor races the sun to find a safe anchorage near Virgin Gorda. It is a race, for if he does not anchor before dark, he risks losing his ship and his life. At last light, he finds a protected cove where his life is about to be changed forever. This is a tale of love and lust and the spirits that inhabit the islands... with an ending that will leave the reader lusting for more.
They Call Me Mzee: One Man's Safari into Brightest Africa
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,930. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
A remarkable story of discovery, They Call Me Mzee: One Man's Safari into Brightest Africa charts the cultural and spiritual life of present-day Uganda, East Africa. Includes commentary on present-day issues such as the nation's controversial stance on homosexuality, HIV/AIDS, faith and burgeoning economic development.
Marooned: A Fairy Tale of the Virgin Islands
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,800. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult
Late at night at a lonely bar in the British Virgin Islands, an angry young woman, overweight and over-served, bursts through the door declaring loudly, “I’ve been MAROONED!” A lone sailor at the end of the bar takes pity on her and moves to her side. “So what’s your story?” he asks. That simple question starts these two people on a sailing journey neither of them will ever forget.
Caution: God Working
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,630. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Missions, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
If you've ever wondered if God is at work in the world, if God answers prayers, if there is value in going out into the world to work with a missions team, come with me on a journey through this book. There are amazing things happening today made possible only by people who step out as God's hands and heart. A word of caution though: working for God changes your life.
Toddler Tales: An Older Dad Survives the Raising of Young Children in Modern America
Price: Free! Words: 28,250. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Inspirational
“Couples that get pregnant in their 40’s and 50’s must be nuts,” the author writes. “These are people with productive jobs, breakable furniture, cars without Cheerios and a comfortable lifestyle. But from the moment the rabbit dies, that all changes.” These tales present child rearing from a whole new point of view... funny, moving and all too close to home for many of us.

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