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Paul McCusker
Born October 3, 1958 (1958-10-03) (age 51)
Uniontown, Pennsylvania,  United States
Occupation Writer, Producer and Director
Years active 1981 – present
Spouse(s) Elizabeth McCusker

Paul McCusker is known for his work on Adventures in Odyssey[1] and with Focus on the Family Radio Theatre. He has written over 50 books, 21 plays and 4 musicals. His best known works are the play "Catacombs", the novels "The Mill House" and "Epiphany", and his audio adaptations of C.S. Lewis's works.[2]



Paul spent his formative years in Bowie, Maryland. He graduated college with a degree in journalism and spent several years writing copy for a local publisher. From the late 1970's, he began writing sketches and plays for his beloved church, Grace Baptist, many of which were published and are still in print. Among his most popular and enduring plays are "Catacombs" and "First Church of Pete's Garage".

In 1985 Paul McCusker moved to California to write for Continental Singers and their touring drama group The Jeremiah People. In 1987, he was invited by Focus on the Family to help develop a radio show for kids, which later became the popular Adventures in Odyssey. He still consults on Odyssey scripts and writes them from time to time. He has also written 18 tie-in novels, including the popular "Passages" series.

In the late 1990's, Paul developed Focus on the Family's Radio Theatre, audio dramas for the whole family, rather than just for the kids. He won a Peabody Award for his work on "Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Freedom". He has also dramatized C.S. Lewis's "The Chronicles of Narnia", as well as "A Christmas Carol", "Les Miserables", "Amazing Grace", and "The Father Gilbert Mysteries". The latest release is another C.S. Lewis classic, "The Screwtape Letters", in which world-weary demon Screwtape ( Andy Serkis) tries to instruct his inexperienced nephew in corrupting humanity.

Paul also writes novels,"The Mill House" and "Epiphany" being perhaps the best-known. His recent release (2009), "TSI: The Gabon Virus", co-written with Dr. Walt Larimore, is a medical thriller about a bio-team trying to stop a deadly viral outbreak.

Personal life

Paul McCusker now lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado with his wife Elizabeth and two children; Tommy and Ellie, and Timmy, their ornate box turtle.[3]

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