Arik Bjorn

Biography

Arik Bjorn is a novelist, screenwriter and essayist, but most of all, a dedicated father. He enjoys French silk pie as well as a quality shot of bourbon. His writing explores such themes as the Problem of Pain and building Civilization (or at least humanity's efforts to-date).

Bjorn was the 2016 Democratic Party / Green Party fusion U.S. Congressional candidate for South Carolina's 2nd District.

His writing has been featured on Forward Progressives and Patheos. His work has been read by lots of folks in 190 countries.

Bjorn holds degrees in archaeology/ancient languages and library science. He loves snow and hippos and enjoys retelling the story of how he was once shat upon by pigeons during Mass in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and thereafter fled down the Via Dolorosa in search of a towel.

He has six published books: "Waiting for Civilization," "The R-Rated Theologian," "Why Bad Things Happen to Good Parrots," a short story collection "Birds of a Feather," and "So I Ran for Congress," which chronicles his experience running for U.S. Congress against Joe "You Lie!" Wilson.

His most recent title is also his first book of verse, "Pocket Lint."

Follow Arik Bjorn on Twitter, Facebook and at his website www.VikingWord.com.

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Books

Pocket Lint: a Modest Book of Verse
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Arik Bjorn is a public librarian, and was the 2016 Democratic Party/Green Party fusion candidate for South Carolina's Second Congressional District. His books and articles have been read in 190 countries. He is the author of five other titles, including a short story collection "Birds of a Feather" and a political memoir "So I Ran for Congress." "Pocket Lint" is his first book of verse.
The R-Rated Theologian
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,460. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / General
"The R-Rated Theologian" is an anthology of unabashed Progressive Christian essays by Arik Bjorn, frequent contributor to Patheos and Forward Progressives. From same-sex marriage to Heaven & Hell to the biblical canon, Bjorn tackles Christian theology's sacred cows. As Eric Alexander writes in his introduction, "He is one of today’s true progressive leaders."
Birds of a Feather: Short Stories & Miscellany
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,340. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Christian » General
With these five short stories and one slaphappily true essay, author Arik Bjorn responds to his fundamentalist Christian background and counters with rebel angels (“Indiana”), resurrected humanists (“Vonnegut Lives!”) and imbibing ministers (“Birds of a Feather”)—plus divinely-disappeared red states and farting tabbies. Bjorn imagines a fresh Christian mythology in his debut fiction work.
Why Bad Things Happen to Good Parrots: A Sermon Under the Mount in Three Essays, plus a Short Story about Kurt Vonnegut
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,220. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity, Essay » Literature
In "Why Bad Things Happen to Good Parrots," author Arik Bjorn aims his keyboard at the Creator and asks several pointed questions not about how to live, but about why we are alive. These essays explore the Problem of Evil, the magic chicken multiverse, and chimichanga cosmology--plus there's a bonus tribute to the late, great author Kurt Vonnegut.

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