Author/Speaker Derek Maul writes regular columns for a number of news outlets, including the Tampa Tribune, the Osprey Observer, The United Methodist News Service, AllProdDad.com and FOCUS Magazine. His commentary and features have appeared in Newsweek, USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, Presbyterians Today, Guideposts, Chicken Soup for the Soul and many other print and online publications.
Derek’s latest book, “10 Life-Charged Words: real faith for men” was released the summer of 2012. “Reaching Toward Easter: devotions for Lent” was made available late 2011 for Easter 2012. His first book, “GET REAL: a spiritual journey for men” was released in 2007; his second book, In My Heart I Carry A Star: stories for Advent” debuted in the fall of 2008; “The Unmaking of a Part Time Christian” was released September of 2009. Click here for his author page at “Author page at Upper Room Books“
Derek is married to Rebekah, a Presbyterian pastor. They have two children, Andrew (who currently lives in Italy and is engaged to Alicia Pashby) and Naomi (who lives in Connecticut with her husband of 6-years, Craig Campbell and their infant son, David). The Mauls share their empty nest with a cool black cat named Darth, and a huge galumphing labradoodle named Scout.
Before becoming a full-time writer, Derek taught public school in Florida for eighteen years, including cutting-edge work with autistic children. He holds bachelor’s degrees in psychology and education from Stetson University and the University of West Florida.
Derek is active in teaching at his church: adult Sunday school, small-group ministry, and a men’s Bible study/spiritual formation group. He enjoys the outdoors, traveling, photography, reading, cooking, playing guitar, and golf.