Author Interview: Dr. Wilson Jay Tyree

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Dr. Tyree

Hello everyone and welcome to the third installment of the Interviews segment for Here There Be Dragons. 

Today I am honored to welcome minister, professor, author, and my dad, Dr. Wilson Jay Tyree. Thanks for taking the time out of your hectic schedule to answer a few questions for us sir.

Let’s get started:

  • What name do you write under?

I often write under the name Bible Chair.  The name is above the door and I write under it.  The name I use to identify my work is Dr. Wilson J Tyree

  • Is this a pseudonym?

Nope, that’s the name they gave me at birth, including the title.  They knew I was special.

  • Do you use more than one name when you write? No
  • Tell us about the first time you realized that you were an author or were going to be an author.

In reality, my writing grew out of a need to organize and recycle my teaching.  Sermons, Bible classes, etc. Seem to beg to be put into written form, organized and shared with audiences I might never meet.

To be fair, he recycles the material far more often than this lets on. Ask him about The Woman at the Well sometime when I’m not around.

 

  • What genre(s) do you write in, and why?

Religion and spirituality are my main fields of endeavor, as they are my areas of expertise 😊

He also has a children’s book out, writes poetry (some of which is available in Ministerial Musings) and works well as a backboard to bounce ideas off of.

 

  • What genres are your favorites to read? Why?

I rarely read full volumes, but occasionally read articles concerning biblical studies.  My eyesight is poor and my attention span minute.

  • Tell us about your two all-time favorite characters: 1 that you wrote and 1 that someone else wrote.

I am intrigued by St Augie, a character from one of my own short stories (Found in the volume Ministerial Musings).  As for characters created by others, I’m partial to Nancy Drew.

Notice it isn’t one of my characters? Not sure that he’s read any of my books in their entirety…not even the short story ones!

 

  • There is a lot of controversy about allowing books to be made into movies (especially when they cut or change large portions of the plot). Would you be willing for your books/stories to become a movie? Why or why not?

Can’t imagine a scenario where that would make any sense at all.  For the record, though, I would rather see a book brought to life in 2 hours or less than to invest the weeks of squinting and concentration needed to wade through the printed page☺

His children’s book, Monsoon McKreel and the Rose could be made into an animated picture with ease.

  • How do you handle writer’s block?

I write as a sideline, so I can often move to another project and come back later.  For items with a deadline, (I write a weekly religious column for the local paper) I tend to retreat to commentary on current events in my own life.

  • What inspires you?

Faith, Hope, and love.  But the greatest of these is love (Paul).  I enjoy that moment when someone “gets it” because I’ve been able to organize the material in a way that makes sense to them.  Keeps me coming back.

  • How do you respond when people ask what you do, then make that face if you say “I’m an author”?

I’m minister.  I’m pretty used to that face.  The one that gets me is the fake face when they say they would love to read my stuff.  😃

See, he lives in the same town I live in. All of you that are telling me you’ve never had that ‘face’ show up…come visit.

 

  • Finally, tell us where to go to find you

My blog is a bust.  I rarely remember to post.  Best spot is Kindle.  My goal is to give away about 1000 books per year, so check the kindle free list on just about any given Monday or Tuesday.  If you’d like to help me in this quest, like us on Tyree Tomes and share the freebie announcements.  I appreciate your time.

He regularly has free e-book give aways, which we always post on the Facebook page. You can also find updates for his work here on Here There Be Dragons, since the Tyree Tomes blog hasn’t had a post updated in months (MONTHS…*sigh* I remind him…)

www.amazon.com/author/wilsontyree

www.facebook.com/TyreeTomes

Thank you for participating in our Interview Segment, Dr. Tyree! Good luck with your new books, your new semester, and that weird kid you have 😉

Remember, if you would like to be featured in an interview on this blog, please just drop me a comment or message and let me know. I’ll get you set up with some (hopefully) fun questions and a little bit of free exposure.

Musings Sabbath 3000 Paul

Monsoon Essays Buffy and BiffLostandFound

The Passing of the Sabbath

Are you a person who enjoys learning? Do you like Biblical subjects? Are you always on the alert for free books? Then have I got a deal for YOU!

Dr. Wilson Jay Tyree, Biblical scholar, Minister, and Professor of Biblical Studies, is hosting a free e-book giveaway of The Passing of the Sabbath through Wednesday of this week.

This book is a brief history of the observance of Sabbath and quite the interesting read.

Lost and Found

Dr. Tyree’s first book, Lost and Found, is currently FREE for digital download! This book takes a look at things LOST in the Garden of Eden and FOUND through Christ’s sacrifice.

A great, Biblically based read for all those interested, I highly recommend Lost and Found by Dr. Wilson Jay Tyree.

We also currently have a contest running on our Facebook, Tyree Tomes, and the winner will get their choice of a personalized/autographed copy of any book from our current catalogue. Head on over to find out more!

Have a GREAT DAY!

Buffy and Biff

Dr. Tyree’s current freebie: Buffy and Biff: An Unfortunate Relationship is available right NOW for FREE DOWNLOAD! This is a great conversation starter with teens and tweens about keeping yourself pure and away from promiscuity! Using the Bible for his proofs and basis, Dr. Tyree approaches this sensitive topic with grace.

Go get yours today! As he says…This is Zero Shades of Grey!

And don’t forget to head on over to Facebook and ‘like’ Tyree Tomes for more frequent updates on our free giveaways. We are only 3 ‘likes’ from our first HARD COPY GIVEAWAY! One lucky Tomer will win their choice of a physical copy of one of our books.

The Power of a Half Hour

Pastor Tommy Barnett, a First Assemblies of God minister and author of several spiritually based ‘self help’ books, has delivered again with “The Power of a Half Hour: Take Back Your Life Thirty Minutes at a Time.”

This book has some great ideas and interesting stories, but as a preacher’s kid I was bored almost immediately by the very preacher-like writing (imagine that, a preacher WRITING LIKE A PREACHER!). However, over all the principles are sound and I would have probably liked it much better with a slight change to the voice.

I give this book 3/5 Dragons and the Book Cover 4/5 dragons…because the tree in the clouds is pretty!Photo on 2-6-15 at 3.52 PM

What 3000 People Believed

Free for Kindle/ebook download this week, Dr. Wilson Jay Tyree’s “What 3000 People Believed” focuses on answering the question “WHY did the sermon on Pentecost bring so many believers to Christ?” From 120 – over 3000 people in one day is a giant leap! Check out Dr. Tyree’s take on the matter and don’t forget to share the link!

Sharing is, after all, caring!

http://www.amazon.com/What-People-Believed-Wilson-Tyree-ebook/dp/B00AZNXBDA/ref=sr_1_1_twi_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1422284474&sr=8-1&keywords=what+3000+people+believed 

Parenting New Year’s Resolution

Ok, so I’m a few weeks early. But Courtney DeFeo’s new book In This House We Will Giggle: Making Virtues, Love, and Laughter a Daily Part of Your Family Life has me anxious to get started.

DeFeo has offered up a book on parenting that is not only applicable AND virtuous (which are occasionally difficult traits to find now a-days) but is also GODLY. She has come up with advice, anecdotes, memory verses, and activities for each of 12 virtues, and then outlined a month’s worth of focus for each.

Since my daughter is only two, some of the activities may have to be put on the back burner for a bit but I am very excited to see how this wonderful book can help me teach her to be a Godly and virtuous girl. The advice and anecdotes are already helping me to see that I’m not only mom in the world who does the hurry up offense every day (among other things).

If you are a parent/grandparent or even aunt/uncle I would highly suggest giving this a few moments of your time. Throughout the entirety of the book the one thing that has struck the biggest chord with me is that she cares about her readers and their families. This is not a self help book designed to make the author a little richer, but a family life book designed to make the reader’s life a lot richer.

There were a few areas that came off a little bleeding heart preachy to me, though that could just be coming from a woman who teaches hyper fifth graders all day! But overall I truly enjoyed the read and am excited to implement some of the ideas provided.

I give Courtney DeFeo’s In This House We Will Giggle 4.5 out of 5 dragons!

*I was provided with a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review

Talk Radio Star

Mark Stansberry is a talented and eclectic man. With songs topping the Americana charts, a production company and a wonderful family you wouldn’t think he has much time left for other endeavors. However, this is not the case and his widely popular talk radio show has offered a great next step for minister/author/educator Dr. Wilson Jay Tyree…who also happens to be my father and partner on www.facebook.com/TyreeTomes.

At 8:30 this morning Mr. Stansberry’s show will air an interview with Dr. Tyree concerning his work and, most importantly, his books. You can tune in via live feed at http://www.1170faq.com or if you missed the live feed the interview will be available to hear and/download under the radio station’s podcast feed!

 

enjoy the listen and let us know what you think!

 

Essays on Christian Worship

 

Dr. Tyree’s book, Essays on Christian Worship, will be free through the Kindle app until Midnight tomorrow (Wednesday, August 27th).

 

According to the book description, this is a collection of Five short essays, each covering a different area of christian worship: prayer, singing, giving, communion, and preaching.

 

There are no customer reviews yet, so get your free copy and let him know what you think!