Ted Dekker (1962-)
Born in Indonesia to missionaries serving amongst the headhunter tribes there, Dekker later came to the United States to go to high school and attend Evangel University. He began writing in the 1990's and is now popular - especially among teenagers - for his suspense/thriller novels, which often incorporate more supernatural elements. His first published novel was "Heaven's Wager," published in 2000, and his latest is "Burn," published in 2009; further novels are awaiting publication for 2010. Dekker, his wife, Lee Ann, and two daughters currently live in Austin, Texas.