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author : rteel@narrowaypress.com
Dr. Roy A. Teel Jr.
Narroway Publishing LLC
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UPDATE: August 23, 2016: FBI Special Agent John Swenson aka The Iron Eagle. A new anti-hero for the twenty-first century. The Los Angeles based Thirty Novel Iron Eagle Series Series has been compared to Hannibal Lecter, meets Dexter with a refreshing new voice and well defined characters, in the Los Angeles based series. Including LA County Sheriff Jim O'Brian, Doctor Sara Swenson, US Marshall Barbara O'Brian, Los Angeles County Coroner, Jade Morgan, Jessica Holmes and a host of vibrant and thrilling characters. The series is also being praised for its inclusiveness of both the straight and LGBTQ community and the loves, lives, and relationships that are are nurtured throughout the sprawling, suspense, thriller, crime novel series.

On May 11, 1995, at 30, Roy’s life was irrevocably changed. After walking into the hospital, he was admitted and later received the worst possible diagnosis – Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. His doctors gave him two years to live, and he left the hospital in a wheelchair. Roy, not one for giving up, and having a, then, three-year-old daughter and an 11-year-old son, went immediately into human subjects research at UCLA and spent 12 years (1995–2007) as a human research subject. His experience gave him a unique look behind the scenes of medicine and the processes that are required to get drugs through the research chain, from the animal research phase to using those drugs in humans in clinical trials, and, if successful, on to the FDA for approval. Roy participated in four major experimental drug trials, and one of those ended up giving him thyroid cancer, which was diagnosed in January 2001.

Life as a Survivor

Roy is a proud cancer survivor and has refused to let MS define his life. His dedication to his work and to human subject research both inspired his writing as well as showed the real human condition when laid bare. As an author, Roy A. Teel Jr. is very diverse, and his works include both fiction and nonfiction. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Ministerial Studies through Berean University of the Assemblies of God then went on to earn doctorates of Divinity and Biblical Studies through ULC Ministries.

Nonfiction

Roy’s first nonfiction book, The Way, The Truth, and The Lies: How the Gospels Mislead Christians about Jesus’ True Message, was published in 2005 and is taught in both religious and secular universities in the U.S. and abroad. Against The Grain: The American Mega-Church and its Culture of Control was published in 2008. This second book reveals the unflattering true faces of the “Goliaths of God” and shows religion and churches for what they really are – businesses – very, very lucrative and influential businesses involved in many facets of American society.

Short Fiction

In 2008, Roy published a collection of short stories titled, Light of Darkness: Dialogues in Death. These collected stories were inspired by both his difficult and troubled childhood as well as his years in clinical trials. He met and knew many people, many whom lost the battle due to natural causes, or in some cases, by their own hand, that he felt compelled to fictionalize and share their stories.

Novel-length Fiction

In 2013, Roy released his first novel, And God Laughed, a neoplatonic dialogue between one man and God. Although now a secular humanist, Roy believes in God but rejects all religions as man’s folly and wrote a fictional narrative about a relationship with God outside of religion.

Current Project

In 2014, Roy began publishing his latest and largest project – a 30-book geographically-centered hard boiled, mystery, suspense, thriller crime series: "The Iron Eagle Series." The main character, a former Marine Corps Black Operative turned rogue FBI agent, hunts serial killers in Los Angeles. Each novel addresses different subjects, and while fiction, all titles deal with real world subject matter. "The Iron Eagle Series" is not about things that can’t hurt you. What happens in these novels can happen to any one of us if we let our guard down and/?or are in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Life as an Author

After battling Multiple Sclerosis for nearly 16 years, Roy began devoting his energies and passions to the full-time art of storytelling. Although he is no longer able to work in a high stress executive environment, his life has taken on a new mission: to inform and entertain. His disability has brought with it an unforeseen blessing. He can finally take medications to alleviate some of the pain from his MS and focus on the pleasures of character creation and the joys of putting words to paper.


years experience: 35
SKILLS
Proofreading, Research, Writing, Fiction writing
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense/thriller, Reference, Biography, History, Religious, Mind/body/spirit, Health, Philosophy, Philosophical thought, Philosophy and religion, Counter arguments for the existence of God outside of religion, Neo Platonic Philosophy
TRADE REFERENCES
Roy A. Teel Jr., is a member in good standing of the Authors Guild in New York, New York, a member in good standing of The IBPA (Independent Book Publishers Association) as well as The PEN America Center, supporting freedom of speech the world over and is a member of AWP.
MOST RECENT PROJECTS
UPDATE: August 23, 2016: Books 15-20 added to the series. FBI Special Agent John Swenson aka The Iron Eagle. A new anti-hero for the twenty-first century. Praise for The Los Angeles based Thirty Novel Iron Eagle Series:

"I think Mr. Teel, Jr.’s writing about criminals is like what Stephen King does for horror – leaves
a lasting impression and horrifies while weaving a tale that one can’t step away from.
~ Long and Short Reviews

"I really lost myself in this story. Yes, it is a bit gruesome, but the author does a great job in
getting you involved with what is happening and the different characters. I found the different
characters to be well defined, making them very real to life in the mind’s eye. It can be at times
quite morbid and sobering, sad and upsetting, yet it is that pull on the emotions that keeps you
motivated to move on in hopes of an end. Throwing in ‘The Iron Eagle,’ I feel was a good move on
the author’s part. I found myself cheering for him, even though he works outside of the law, his
vengeance on evil was appreciated.

I really enjoyed this read and am looking forward to the continued story. Well done, Mr. Teel, keep
them coming."
~ The Midwest Book Review: By Shirley Priscilla Johnson, Senior Reviewer :Review of Evil and the Details: Book Two.

"The writing in this book is very crisp, and the story moves very quickly. I could not put this book
down and will go so far to say that this is the best thriller I have read this year and probably in
the last two years!"

~ Michael A. Newman, Vine Voice :Review of Rise of The Iron Eagle: Book One

"This book was a very disturbing, chilling, but surprisingly good read. This book left me on the
edge of my seat the entire read, and the ending was such a cliffhanger I wish I had book 2 right
now, so I can find out what happened. So, overall this book was a good read, and I want to say
thank you for the opportunity to read and review it."

~ Stormy, Boundless Book Reviews

A refreshing new voice and well defined characters, in the Los Angeles based series. Including LA County Sheriff Jim O'Brian, Doctor Sara Swenson, US Marshall Barbara O'Brian, Los Angeles County Coroner, Jade Morgan, Jessica Holmes and a host of vibrant and thrilling characters. The series is also being praised for its inclusiveness of both the straight and LGBTQ community and the loves, lives, and relationships that are are nurtured throughout the sprawling, suspense, thriller crime novel series.

UPDATE: The Iron Eagle Series, a Los Angeles based hard boiled, suspense, thriller crime novel series will be extended, the series which was planned for fifteen titles is now going to span thirty titles through September 5, 2021. ALL titles are available in Hardcover, Paperback and Ebook for ALL ereader platforms.

Below is the release schedule through book twenty in the Iron Eagle Series.

"Rise of The Iron Eagle" Book one: May 28, 2014, Available in all formats, Hardcover, Paperback, ebook for all ereader platforms. FREE in ebook format for all ereaders for the life of the series.

"Evil and the Details" Book Two: September 5, 2014: Available in all formats, Hardcover, Paperback, ebook for all ereader platforms.

"Rome Is Burning" Book Three: November 21, 2014: Available in all formats, Hardcover, Paperback, ebook for all ereader platforms.

"Operation Red Alert" Book Four: Released March 5, 2015: Available in all formats, Hardcover, Paperback, ebook for all ereader platforms.

"A Model for Murder" Book Five: Released June 5, 2015: Available in all formats, Hardcover, Paperback, ebook for all ereader platforms.

"Devil's Chair" Book Six: Released August 14, 2015: Available in all formats, Hardcover, Paperback, ebook for all ereader platforms.

"Death's Valley" Book Seven: Set for release December 5, 2015: Available in all formats, Hardcover, Paperback, ebook for all ereader platforms.

"Cleansing" Book Eight: Set for release March 5, 2016: Available in all formats, Hardcover, Paperback, ebook for all ereader platforms.

"Rampage" Book Nine: Set for release June 5, 2016: Available in all formats, Hardcover, Paperback, ebook for all ereader platforms.

"Dark Canyon" Book Ten: Set for release September 5, 2016: Available in all formats, Hardcover, Paperback, ebook for all ereader platforms.

"Deliverance" Book Eleven: Set for release December 5, 2016: Available in all formats, Hardcover, Paperback, ebook for all ereader platforms.

"Phoenix" Book Twelve: Set for release March 5, 2017: Available in all formats, Hardcover, Paperback, ebook for all ereader platforms.

"Pray" Book Thirteen: Set for release June 5, 2017: Available in all formats, Hardcover, Paperback, ebook for all ereader platforms.

"Equality of Mercy" Book Fourteen: Set for release September 5, 2017: Available in all formats, Hardcover, Paperback, ebook for all ereader platforms.

"Metro" Book Fifteen: Set for release December 5, 2017: Available in all formats, Hardcover, Paperback, ebook for all ereader platforms.

"Reaper" Book Sixteen: Set for release March 5, 2018: Available in all formats, Hardcover, Paperback, ebook for all ereader platforms.

"Encryption" Book Seventeen: Set for release June 5, 2018: Available in all formats, Hardcover, Paperback, ebook for all ereader platforms.

"Selfie" Book Eighteen: Set for release December 5, 2018: Available in all formats, Hardcover, Paperback, ebook for all ereader platforms.

"Suffering" Book Nineteen: Set for release March 5, 2019: Available in all formats, Hardcover, Paperback, ebook for all ereader platforms.

"Ransom" Book Twenty: Set for release June 5, 2019: Available in all formats, Hardcover, Paperback, ebook for all ereader platforms.

All titles in the Iron Eagle series are planned for release every ninety days through the life of the series.

The Iron Eagle series of books as well as the Iron Eagle LOGO are the Copyright and Trademark protected property of Roy A. Teel Jr. All rights reserved.

BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
Non-Fiction: The Way The Truth and The Lies: How The Gospels Mislead Christians about Jesus' True Message: Against The Grain: The American Mega-Church and its Culture of Control.

Fiction: The Light of Darkness: Dialogues in Death: collected short stories.

And God Laughed, A Novel

The Los Angeles based, Iron Eagle Crime novel series slated to span thirty plus novels.

PROJECTS ON OFFER/ PROPOSALS AVAILABLE
The Iron Eagle Series, hard boiled crime novels, all rights are available.

And God Laughed, All Rights are available.

All rights are available for all back-list titles please contact Roy A. Teel Jr., for further information.

SUB-AGENTS/ RIGHTS CONTACTS
For rights and permissions please contact via email only:

Roy A. Teel Jr., Author/Publisher
rteel@narrowaypress.com