The Backdrop is Fantasy. The Battle is Real.
CHOOSE the PATH YOU WOULD FOLLOW
"To live in fear is not the same as living free," said the prophet, "and if you live that way long enough, you risk the ability to know the difference between the two." ~ SWORD OF DELIVERANCE
Doug Tawlks, Raconteur and Real Life Defender
Doug grew up in the Central Valley of California where he discovered true adventure at the age of 16 when he found a living faith in God. His mother and stepfather nurtured the spirit of risk in their four children through tough love and spontaneous adventures. His interests include photography, love of the outdoors, traveling the world and hanging out with the characters in his books (most of whom he based on some of the amazing friends and family members in his life).
Doug lives in Northern California with his wife and best friend, Shari, and his faithful German shepherd, Jasmine. He is an associate pastor as well as the director of the LifeBridge, an organization that combines counseling and inner-healing prayer to bring freedom to individuals struggling to find their destiny.
He helped me see the inner vows I had made with myself - how I was fearing the pain of facing my fears, rather than learning and growing from the pain.
The DEFENDERS journey showed me hope, joy and life on the other side of my surrendering control and letting go of trying to avoid the pain of my own life's journey.
Tawlks’ places his characters in situations that we face today. The hero, Cyle, is confronted by evil and must decide what to do on his quest for the “Ancient of Days”.
Executive Producer of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, RETURN OF THE JEDI
Quote: "Everyday is a journey of unknowing. We just think we control are coming and going, and that is where we are wrong. Does a man know for sure that when he rises in the morning to go about the days work that he will not be interrupted by life?" ~ Lena