Thursday, March 27, 2008

Come Hear Me at Franciscan U!

Next week I'll be speaking at my alma mater, Franciscan University's Media and Faith Conference, April 4th-5th. I'm doing a joint talk with David Craig on "Writing in the New Millenium" at 8:45 on Saturday morning, Room 200 of the Cosmos and Damian Hall. The cost for the conference is $35, and there's a registration form here. If you're a student at Franciscan, the cost is only $15. I'll be signing and selling books, so if you're at the University that weekend, see if you can catch me there!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Growing Up with The Silver Chair

... next article in my Narnia series at HollywoodJesus.com. Can be found here.

A sample:

One nice touch I love about this book is that when Jill returns to her drab own world, she brings her Narnian court-clothes back with her, which, Lewis tells us, she saves to wear to a fancy-dress ball. I love the idea that Jill had something tangible from Narnia to bring home with her. And having the British equivalent of a prom gown from Narnia: how cool is that? Read more...

Friday, March 7, 2008

FINALLY.

After three years and countless setbacks, it's HEEERRREEE!!!! Book One of John Paul 2 High is finally out! I haven't yet held it in my hands, but the publisher has, and he says he experienced the same surreal feeling as authors do: "Wow. After all this work, it's actually in print!"

So go and order it -- and spread the word! Although the website still says "on back order," Sophia Press tells me that they are within a week of sending out copies. And those of you who've already ordered will have your orders filled first.

I'm almost too delirious with joy (or is it the painkillers from surgery?) to be nervous about what you all will think of it. I really, really hope you all like it. Just a heads up that this is Book One in the series. So if the ending feels a little open-ended, that's because Book Two should be coming out on the heels of this one (hopefully by Christmas if not sooner!).

Anyhow, I've been working hard for years to get this book into your hands, so I hope you enjoy it and if you do, it will signal the launching of a very good, long story that I'm anxious to tell you.... did I mention we have fourteen books plotted out in this series?

So the big experiment begins! I pray it goes well!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Regina returned from the hosptial today

Thank you all for your prayers! She's recovering, but doing well. We're glad to have her back.
-- Regina's husband