March 31, 2009
The Latest Odd Couple
Jerry Jenkins says publishing sometimes makes for strange bedfellows.
First it was Felix Unger and Oscar Madison. Then it was Christopher Hitchens and Douglas Wilson ... and Dinesh D'Souza ... and William Lane Craig. Now it is Jerry B. Jenkins and ... Stephen King. The two authors, one specializing on God and the other on the devil, are sharing the cover of the next issue of Writer's Digest.
In his blog, Jerry says the men became friends because they shared the same voice actor, the late Frank Muller, for some of their works. One day out of the blue Jerry received a call from Stephen. Jerry notes:
During the conversation I said, "It may surprise you to know that I'm a reader of yours." I told Stephen that while I wasn't into horror fiction, I had read many of his short stories and that The Green Mile was one of my favorite novels.
He said, "It may surprise you to know that I'm a reader of yours."