|Born||October 24, 1962|
Kanggime, Yahukimo Regency, Netherlands New Guinea
|Genre||Fantasy, Thriller, Psychological thriller, Horror, Mystery|
The Bride Collector,
The Priest's Graveyard,
|Spouse||Lee Ann Dekker|
|Relatives||Rachelle Dekker (daughter)|
Ted Dekker (born October 24, 1962) is an American author of Christian mystery, thriller, and fantasy novels including Thr3e, Obsessed, and the Circle Series.
Dekker was born in Dutch New Guinea shortly after it had been placed under the United Nations Temporary Executive Authority before becoming a province of Indonesia. His parents, John and Helen, served as missionaries among the Dani people. Ted graduated from high school and took up permanent residence in the United States to study philosophy and religion.
In the early nineties, Dekker turned to writing novels. Over the course of three years, he wrote two full-length novels before starting from scratch and rewriting both. He moved his family to the mountains of Western Colorado and began writing full-time on his third novel. Two years and three novels later his first novel was published. To date, he has written over 30 novels and is best known for psychological thrillers and fantasy tales.
Dekker's novels have sold over 10 million copies worldwide. Two of his novels, Thr3e and House, have been made into movies. Dekker resides in the Nashville area with his wife Lee Ann and one of their daughters.
The oldest of his four children, Rachelle Dekker, is also a writer.
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