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Chapter Sixty-Six

Stephen King and Jerry B. Jenkins

Writing Rapture

Jessica Strawser

One is arguably the best-known writer of our time. The other made his name writing the end of the world as we know it in the Left Behind series. If this unique pairing seems unlikely, look closer. A conversation with the two yields both parallels and polarity—and candid insights as well as mutual respect.

How did the two of you meet?

Jenkins: We happened to have the same audio reader, a brilliant voice actor named Frank Muller. In November 2001 Frank was in a horrible motorcycle accident that left him brain damaged, incapacitated, and barely able to speak. One of Frank’s brothers started a foundation to assist with the obscene expenses, and Stephen became aware ...

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