About the Author
Everett Wilson has been a minister of the Evangelical Covenant Church since graduation from North Park Theological Seminary in 1962. He is now in his forty-sixth year of continuous pastoral ministry. His conservative estimate is that he has written and delivered about 1800 sermons. During his first decade of ministry he also wrote short stories for Sunday School papers of seven different denominations. His first book, The Touch of God, was published by Covenant Press in 1975. Real Things is his fourth book and first novel. Of the book he says, "I have written the kind of novel I like to read." His articles have also appeared in The Covenant Companion, Christianity Today, Leadership, and The Church Musician, among other magazines. In 1985 he had the privilege of serving as moderator of the centennial annual meeting of his denomination, and from 1991 to 1993 served as president of the Covenant Ministerium, the organization to which all ordained and licensed ministers of the Evangelical Covenant Church belong. He and his wife Donna are the parents of seven adults, and the grandparents of nine children between the ages of five and eighteen.