82-Year-Old Novelist Talks About His 228 Books, Three Careers And E-Readers

How many people do you know have written 228 novels?

Gilbert Morris, author of God’s Warrior, has done just that in record time — 18 years and he’s STILL going strong.

He’s a pioneer of the genre known as inspirational fiction, which mixes romance, action and some Christian principles.

“I just write books like I would like to read, ” he told a small crowd who came to his booksigning Saturday at Tuscaloosa Public Library’s main branch on Jack Warner Parkway.

God’s Warrior

On this Memorial Day Weekend, Morris traveled from his home in Gulf Shores, Ala. to sign copies of one of his latest books, God’s Warrior, a story of a staff sergeant who wins the Silver Star in Afghanistan.

But her work on the battlefield is just part of the inspirational story of this character in Morris’ book.

Three Careers

The 82-year-old former pastor and English professor at Ouachita Baptist University talked about his three careers that spanned more than five decades.

On Readers and E-Readers in 2011

Along with God’s Warrior, Morris is also talking a lot about another recent book, The Crossing, which has been featured on the Christianbook.com along with many of his other titles.

Unlike many authors, Morris is not quite ready to sign on the electronic book craze.  You won’t find him reading books on a Kindle or a Nook.    But, he does recognize the changes in his audience in 2011.

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Author: George Daniels

George L. Daniels is an associate professor of journalism at the University of Alabama. After spending eight years in the local television newsroom working as a producer at stations in Richmond, Virginia; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Atlanta, Georgia, Daniels moved from the newsroom to the classroom. He’s conducted research on diversity issues in the media workplace and change in the television newsroom as well as media convergence. Before going to work in television news, Daniels worked briefly as a freelance writer for The Richmond Free Press in his hometown of Richmond, Va.

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