Ted Dekker

Ted Dekker
Born (1962-10-24) October 24, 1962[1]
Kanggime, Yahukimo Regency, Netherlands New Guinea
Occupation Novelist
Genre Fantasy, Thriller, Psychological thriller, Horror, Mystery
Notable works Thr3e,
The Bride Collector,
The Priest's Graveyard,
Circle Series
Relatives Rachelle Dekker (daughter)

Ted Dekker (born October 24, 1962) is an American author of mystery, thriller, and fantasy novels including Thr3e, Obsessed, and the Circle Series.


Dekker was born to non-denominational missionaries John Dekker, a Dutch Canadian and Helen Dekker, an American from Montana, United States. Every five years the Dekkers would get a sabbatical for a year which was spent at the mother's home town in Montana. Ted and his brother were able to spend a year with their parents during the full year leave.[2] Because his parents’ work often included extended periods of time away from their children, Dekker describes his early life in a culture to which he was a stranger as both fascinating and lonely. It is this unique upbringing that forced him to rely on his own imagination to create a world in which he belonged.[3]

After leaving Indonesia, Dekker graduated from high school and took up permanent residence in the United States to study philosophy and religion. Upon earning his bachelor's degree, he entered the corporate world.

In the early nineties Dekker turned to writing novels. Over the course of three years he wrote two full-length novels before starting from scratch and rewriting both. He sold his business, moved his family to the mountains of Western Colorado and began writing full-time on his third novel. Two years and three novels later his first novel was published. To date he has written over 30 novels and is best known for psychological thrillers and fantasy tales that dive deep into the human psyche.

Dekker’s novels have sold over 10 million copies worldwide. Two of his novels, Thr3e and House, have been made into movies. Dekker resides in Austin, Texas with his wife Lee Ann and one of their daughters.[4]

The oldest of his four children, and first daughter Rachel Dekker is also a writer.



The Books Of History Chronicles

The Circle Series

Main article: Circle Series
  1. Black: The Birth of Evil (2004)
  2. Red: The Heroic Rescue (2004)
  3. White: The Great Pursuit (2004)
  4. Green: The Beginning and the End (2009) (Known as "Green: The Last Stand" in The Circle 4-in-1 due to Alternate Ending)

The Paradise Series

  1. Showdown (2005)
  2. Saint (2006)
  3. Sinner (2008)

The Lost Books Series

  1. Chosen (2008)
  2. Infidel (2008)
  3. Renegade (2008)
  4. Chaos (2008)
  5. Lunatic (2009) with Kaci Hill
  6. Elyon (2009) with Kaci Hill

The Books Of Mortals Series

Main article: Book of Mortals
  1. The Keeper (2011) with Tosca Lee
  2. Forbidden (2011) with Tosca Lee
  3. Mortal (2012) with Tosca Lee
  4. Sovereign (2013) with Tosca Lee

Other Books


The Caleb Series

  1. Blessed Child (2001) with Bill Bright
  2. A Man Called Blessed (2002) with Bill Bright

The Heaven Trilogy

  1. Heaven's Wager (2000)
  2. When Heaven Weeps (2001)
  3. Thunder Of Heaven (2002)

Outlaw Chronicles

  1. Outlaw (2013)
  2. Eyes Wide Open (2014)
  3. Water Walker (2014)
  4. Hacker (2014)

Other Titles



  1. "About Ted" Teddekker.com April, 2010
  2. "Ted Dekker". newnetherlandinstitute.org.
  3. "Ted Dekker Author Profile - Biography And Bibliography - NewReleaseTuesday.com". newreleasetuesday.com.
  4. "About Ted" teddekker.com May 18, 2015
  5. 1 2 "The Reader's Advisor--Christy Award Winners". sachemlibrary.org.
  6. teddekker.com/2010/04/23/green-wins-retailers-choice-award/
  7. teddekker.com/2010/05/14/bride-collector-wins-best-audiobook-award/
  8. 1 2 3 "Awards for Ted Dekker".
  9. "2014 Winners + Finalists".
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