Saturday, October 13, 2007

The Shadow of the Bear on Ave Maria Radio!

Ave Maria Radio is Michigan is airing The Shadow of the Bear in 9 episodes on Saturdays at 7-7:30 AM EST as part of the "Radio Adventures" or "Glory Stories" series (BTW this is just how they have it categorized. We're part of Northern Rain Studios' Radio Adventures Series, not FWM's Glory Stories). My husband and I just got up early to catch the Prom Scene via internet radio.

We had to cheer because after eight years of work, we are finally on Catholic radio! When we first began production, we had no idea it would take this long. (For instance, my second daughter was a newborn when we were recording: she's now eight!) But it shows what you can accomplish in the Catholic arts with almost no money and lots of help from friends. When I say friends, I'm thinking especially of--

-- Joe Miller, whose daughter, singer Marie Miller is a fan. Joe loaned us the studio and equipment for recording, simply out of friendship. (We'd talked about having Marie do an audio track for the drama but it never came to fruition. Still, I think her music is awesome!)

-- Plus Ken and Francis Fast at Northern Rain Studio, who have really pushed this through for us because of their commitment to Catholic audio drama.

--And of course, Alex Fedoryka, lead singer of the Celtic band Scythian, who didn't receive a cent from us for his sterling performance as Bear (plus we used his face on the cover of the CD and now the book). I don't know if we could have found someone else who could capture the character of my favorite character so well. Plus the other Christendom students and friends like Theresa Ford-Fisher (Blanche), Helen Alexander (Rose), Dan Schniebel (Fish), Jason Manak (Rob), and Marie Smith (Mrs. Brier) who also put in their time and talent simply out of love and for the fun of the thing.

--And we have to specially thank Leonardo De Fillippis, who agreed to play Mr. Freet, and who knows all about how hard and long you have to work on productions in the Catholic arts with almost no money and lots of friends. :)

So if you're up early on a Saturday morning, tune in on Ann Arbor's WDEO 990 AM station in Michigan, or click here to listen to internet radio link on Ave Maria Radio's site.

Oh, and today it's the 90th Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima. God truly does do amazing things.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG! this is crazy awsome, ok... i have to say that i have fallen in love with rose and blanche all over again and want to theank the author a trillion times, i'm a senior, and i'm homeschooled and i just went with a couple of friends to a public school homecoming... all i could think about while i was there was how much i felt like both the girls during their experience of prom,well not so much rose's as blanche's even though everyone says i look more like rose. it really reminded me how real the characters are, so thank you! thank you! thank you regina! you're the best :)

Anonymous said...

teehee! homeschool homecomings are THE BOMB!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I really hope that this will be an opportunity for more people to be introduced to these great stories and your amazing characters.

Anonymous said...

That is just awesome! I missed the first episode (bummer!) but I'm definitely getting up early next Saturday morning! God does do amazing things! :) ~Mae

Anonymous said...

lol, homeschool homecomings are the bomb! i totally agree kennie :) even tho i don't like public school ones :)

Anonymous said...

I have a question? Will the "old" covers of the Shadow of the Bear and Black as Night ever be available? Just wondering, because I wanted to buy a couple for gifts and I prefer the old covers.

We own the Shadow of the Bear audio drama and it is wonderful! Thanks for all your hard work!

regina doman said...

I answered the last question on the blog. So glad you liked the audio drama!

Anonymous said...

Mae, you can listen to the first episode here:
http://www.fairytalenovels.com/main.cfm?id=19&r1=1.00&r2=0&r3=0&r4=0&level=1&eid=169

or go to www.fairytalenovels.com, click "Shadow of the Bear" on the side bar, then click "The Audio Drama" on the top bar.

-- Regina's husband

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much, Mr. Doman. I was so disappointed that I had missed the first epidsode.
Gratefully,
Mae

Anonymous said...

Will you put the other episodes on the fairytalenovels site? or will Ave Maria radio be airing the audio drama again? Just wondering because I've missed all of the episodes so far because of sleeping in... :)

regina doman said...

I'll see what we can do. :)

Anonymous said...

That would be great if all the episodes were on the fairytalenovels site! I would love to hear them all. Joanna F.

Anonymous said...

Other radio stations should be airing the SHADOW audio drama soon, plus other websites like www.axiom.tv should be offering it for downloadable purchase (which will be a lot cheaper than buying the CDs) by some time early in 2008 if all goes according to plan.

We'll post information about it on the www.FairyTaleNovels.com website. Stay tuned.

-- Regina's husband

Anonymous said...

Okay! Cool! Thanks so much! lol... I'm so articulate aren't I?

"Lady Rose" said...

All right, this seems like a good place to ask my question. When exactly, SotB, did Bear fall in love with Blanche? We all know when she fell in love with him, and it seems a bit obvious that he started to fall in love with her before then (hence his "walking on air", and BaN describes it.) I always wondered about that.

God Bless!

regina doman said...

Q: When exactly, SotB, did Bear fall in love with Blanche?

A: I like to think that he "kind of knew" the very first time he saw her. But, as most people who've had that experience have told me, that sort of feeling at first can be very nebulous and only becomes stronger and more definite over time. (Sort of like, "Ah! I always knew she was special, but THIS is why!")

If you look at the book, you can see that he's always very aware of her and always checking out her reactions to him every time they are together.

But he probably never would have said anything to her if she hadn't blurted out her feelings when she did. Bear is naturally kind of shy, and he was also trying to figure out if he was meant to be married (on top of everything else going on in his life at that point :) ). So in this case, it was good that Blanche took some initiative. (Although in the end, she still had to wait for him to make the final move towards marriage!)

Again, comparing Blanche with Rose is fun on this point.

"Lady Rose" said...

Thanks! I knew when Blanche fell in love, when Fish fell in love, and definately when Rose fell in love (!), but never really knew when Bear fell in love. Thanks!