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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Of Moose and Men ~ by Torry Martin

by Yvonne Lehman

I want to introduce you to one of the most delightful books I’ve ever read. Here are a few of my writers group members talking about Of Moose and Men (… lost and found in Alaska).

Well, Torry Martin is one of the most delightful persons I’ve ever met. The hardest part in writing about Torry is that he’s so multi-faceted, multi-talented, it’s hard to bring it down into a few words.

In a few words: Torry is an award-winning actor, screenwriter, comedian, speaker and teacher at writers conferences, and has co-written screenplays for for several films.

Of Moose and Men is about his years in Alaska which he says were his hardest and the happiest. This book is filled with stories that can make a person laugh out loud (really loud! And for a long, long time! Even ROTFLOL!), cry, be scared to death, and think seriously about life.

In the preface, we’re told to “Bundle up in your long underwear and grab your bunny boots because we have just crossed the Canadian border and entered Alaska.” Then when you do, just a few of the things you encounter are: a moose getting its head stuck in Torry’s window. A reindeer trapped in his kitchen. A bear almost preventing him from leaving his cabin. And, he once woke up frozen to his floor. The amazing thing is not that we encounter such things, but the way in which the stories come to life in such hilarious, serious ways.

Torry experienced plenty of miracles and mishaps, blunders and misfortunes, in the wilderness. He came face-to-face with God and was changed forever.
I don’t think you’ll be disappointed to journey with Torry as you read Of Moose and Men! It’s published by Harvest House Publishing and available on and at Christian bookstores nationwide.

Torry says of this book’s co-author, Doug Peterson, “He makes me sound smart! Not an easy feat, mind you!” Doug is a Gold-Medallion-winning author of 60+ books including 42 for Veggie Tales series and 4 historical novels, and writes for the University of Illinois.

Torry Martin has 8 books of comedy sketches published by Lillenas Drama Publishing and is also the creator of the character of Wooton Basset for Focus on the Family’s Adventures in Odyssey. He has written 11 full feature length scripts with co-writer Marshal Younger, including the comedies The Boonies, Helen of Troy, TN, Heaven Bound and The Matchbreaker. His most recent acting roles were in the Taylor Swift parody of The Office, Hallmark’s The Ultimate Legacy, and the feature films Heaven Bound, The Resurrection of Gavin Stone, The Matchbreaker, Skid, and “Mountain Top. Visit Torry at
Twitter @torry_martin, and Facebooktorrymartin.



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