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Teel’s first novel released

"The Election," by Jerome Teel, was released Sept. 5.

JACKSON, Tenn.Sept. 5, 2006 – Union University graduate Jerome Teel’s debut novel was released Sept. 5.

Published by Howard Books, “The Election” was inspired by Teel’s desire to tell a story of the impact individuals with a Christian worldview can have when they become involved in local, state and national politics. According to a release from the publisher, Teel became motivated to write a novel when he heard author John Grisham speak in one of his law classes at the University of Mississippi.

“‘The Election’ is a fast-paced, highly readable mystery filled with suspense, intrigue and political conspiracy,” Union University President David S. Dockery said about Teel’s book. “In developing the exciting and complex story, Teel skillfully weaves together important themes like faith, family, suffering and providence in a way that not only compels, but even enlightens.”

Teel is a 1989 Union graduate and a past president of Union’s National Alumni Association. He is an attorney in Jackson, where he lives with his wife Jennifer and their three children.

Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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