Hello, my lovelies!
Starting Today (Moday, Dec 9, 2013) all my Kindle books will be at a discount for one week, where you can pick them up for $1.99! (Hurry, though, the price goes back up later in the week!)
Get “I, Claudia,” “Watching the Lord of the Rings With God,” and “Thornewicke” here.
I, Claudia: the story of Pontius Pilate… from his wife’s perspective.
Watching The Lord of the Rings With God: exploring the film trilogy chapter by chapter, from a religious perspective.
Thornewicke: fantasy and historical fiction mesh as Evangeline discovers what’s actually in the Northern Woods.
Please spread the word if you know anyone who enjoys Christian Speculative Fiction.
My next novel, “The Specter,” will come out March 1st… for those of you who enjoy supernatural gifts, hellhounds, grimoires, haunted houses, and the RMS Titanic.
Current Issue: Musicals
In this issue: The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, Singing in the Rain, Young Man With a Horn, The Phantom of the Opera, Jane Eyre, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Carousel, Once, Meet Me in St. Louis, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Band Wagon, Wicked!, Peter Pan
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Our next issue centers around Disney animated movies! There are still open spots if you want to contribute! (The deadline for that issue is Jan 17th.)
PLEASE review my books when you get around to reading them.
Costume drama reviews still go up at Charity’s Place (although I haven’t seen too many lately — take note, Hollywood!).
My “typing fictional characters” tumblr has moved here.
Sometimes, it takes awhile for God to tell you something and have it actually get through to you. You come up with all kinds of reasons as to why you shouldn’t listen to it, until you reach a point where you have no choice but to listen.
Today, He finally got through to me — and the result is that I’m going to give up blogging for awhile, maybe indefinitely. I can’t really go into my reasons, but I think this is what is best for me in the long term. Thank you, everyone who has read along over the years and commented — I really appreciate every letter that went into your written encouragement. May God bless all of you!
Our giveaway has ended — the winners are Jason, Emma, and Deborah. I’ll be sending you each e-mails, you’ll need to respond within 48 hours to claim your book.
The rest of you can now order your own copy on Amazon!
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Back of the Book:
Have you ever wondered why The Lord of the Rings so resonates with your soul? It’s not a coincidence that a tale of good and evil, heroism and sacrifice, friendship and love touches you as intensely as it does. J.R.R. Tolkien didn’t set out to write an allegory, but his faith is woven into his characters and the situations they encounter. Director Peter Jackson set out with no agenda other than to transcribe some of these wonders to the big screen. Little did he know what truths translated from the page to the screen.
Maybe some of the symbolism you’re already familiar with. Gandalf as a Christ figure, for example. But what else can you learn from these tales?
“Watching The Lord of the Rings’ With God” will open your eyes to the symbolism, allegorical aspects, and subtle wonders of Middle-earth in a way you never expected… as you watch the franchise with God at your side.
Current Issue: Speculative Fiction
In this issue: The Raven, Star Trek, The Parasol Protectorate, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, Early Edition, Going Postal, Orphan Black, Horatio Lyle, Vampire Diaries, Warm Bodies, Elysium, Once Upon a Time, Lisey’s Story, Dresden Files, The Invisible Man
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I told my mom this morning that having the week off, you’d think I’d come up with some sort of project around the house to preoccupy myself with, but “I don’t like doing projects alone.”
That made me stop and think.
It’s true. Oh, I can organize something alone, but I don’t enjoy it nearly as much as I do when someone else is with me. I can paint a wall alone, but it’s more fun if a friend helps out. It has nothing to do with less work spread between two people and everything to do with kinship. Spending time together. Talking. Sharing. Continue reading
I have a confession to make: I used to like Elena Gilbert. But that affection has long since died. I’m not sure where it started, but my dislike of her shifted into full-blown hatred last season, when her vampire emotions amplified that nasty little habit she has of making everything about her, all the time. True, the Salvatore brothers have always made everything “all about Elena,” but when SHE makes it “all about Elena,” that’s when I start having a problem with it.
The thing about INFJs is that when we like someone, we purposefully ignore all their faults. Once our trust in them is violated or they go one step too far, that nice, cushion-y barrier of “protective ignorance” comes down, leaving all their faults visible to us in blazing neon lights. Back when I used to like Elena, I took her behavior as externally-focused and excused it as “caring about her friends.” But in retrospect, without my cushion-y barrier up, I’ve come to realize she’s been selfish from the beginning. Continue reading