Frederick W. Faller has been working on the Portals of Tessalindria collection of books since 1998. To date there are three published books with a fourth and fifth on the way.
Frederick W. Faller (F.W.Faller) was born in 1955 on Cape Cod. A painfully slow reader, F.W. filled his life with doing and building, creating and dreaming. It was not until after he graduated from MIT that he took a real interest in literature and became fascinated with the power of fiction to portray the depth and complexity of life.
Through the years, he had written a number of non-fiction articles on spiritual thinking that were published in motivational journals and books, but after several attempts to start writing fictional works, life’s busyness and the demands of family and job forced him to set aside his aspirations. In 1999, in the summer visit to Monhegan Island, Maine with his family, the flame was rekindled and he began writing a short story that was destined to become A Sword for the Immerland King, the first book in the Portals of Tessalindria Collection. About a quarter of the book was written during the last two weeks of August that year, typing at the beach and on the backside of the island on an old portable typewriter. The story evolved to include images that he had been forming for more than twenty years about the small planet of Tessalindria with its rich and colorful history. A Sword for the Immerland King was the introductory tale he chose to begin revealing this tiny remote world.
The book, A Sword for the Immerland King, was published in May of 2002 with a review in the Library Journal that compared the writing to that of C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. In 2003, it was one of three finalists in the Christy Awards. The second book in the collection, Lonama’s Map was published in May 2004. The third book, Tveeling was self-published in 2011. The books are written in a genre that F.W. calls "Visionary Fiction", or "Christian Speculative fiction" that creates a vision and deep thinking about life and its meaning.
F.W. is retired and lives in Portland, Maine with his wife Ellen. He squeezes in his writing between commitments to friends, the church and family.
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