Monday, December 29, 2008

John Paul 2 High Book Two...

For all of you who've asked me: when's the next John Paul 2 High Book coming out?

Right now Book Two is written and it's at the publishers. I don't know yet when they will be bringing it out: but I know this much: if they hear from you readers, they'll probably speed up the process!

So please direct any and all inquiries about the release date for Book Two to:

orders@sophiainstitute.com or call 1-800-888-9344.

Here's hoping for Book Two early in the New Year!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas! And a Present....! (?)

Merry Christmas to all of you! As per my occasional tradition, I wanted to post a Christmas present for you all. There are some secret doors on the Fairy Tale Novel website (see the FairyTaleNovel forum for more details) but I also thought I'd post this video made by my siblings, just to show you what they do when I'm not around...

Some of you may know that I'm the oldest of ten children (yes, Martin Doman of Steubenville song fame is my younger brother, and so are the various other Doman men who've sung at various conferences and venues: I occasionally get asked that). For years our family has been a fan of Roger Whittaker's first Christmas album (available on iTunes) and his eclectic Christmas tale Darcy the Dragon, a somewhat odd song about a dragon who goes Christmas shopping one year with disastrous results. It's been somewhat of a tradition to do a skit of the song on Christmas eve: I remember fondly the version I directed during my teenage years that featured my brother David dressed in a newspaper-stuffed garbage bag playing the hapless Darcy while my various small siblings played the elves, shopkeepers, and forest friends.... Alas, today David is a surgeon in Texas and I am a staid novelist encsconced in Virginia with my own family, so our holiday skit-making days are behind us for now.

However, there are still single and young-married Domans at home, with time on their hands on Christmas Eve, and this year they decided to do their own version of Darcy. It was comadeered by my sister Jessy Sheguit, while Johnny Doman (of the John Paul 2 High team) videotaped, and the inestimable Joseph Doman did the puppets. Anna and Maria Doman (who are a high school student and high school teacher respectively) did special effects. And the Token Teenager (from the JP2High team) was on hand to witness the madness, and did what any sensible person would have done: stand by with a bucket of water in case the show turned into inferno...

They posted the resulting movie on YouTube, so I invite you to enjoy. I have no idea if you'll find it as funny as I do. But if you do, be sure to check out the Director's Cut by Johnny and Joe Doman. (PS: Ignore the other Darcy movie done by someone on drugs - same song, but not really worth watching... you want the one posted by jessysheg).

Also there's an interview with me as part 3 of their Christmas special (the December 25 post) at Radio Drama Revival. My husband and I talked about the Shadow of the Bear audio drama, which is enjoying a run on a couple of sites devoted to audio dramas including RDR. Check out the interview if you like.

A Blessed Christmas!!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Shadow on Radio Drama Revival!


Good news! The audio drama of The Shadow of the Bear is being featured on Radio Drama Revival this week and next. They won't be playing the entire thing, but they're featuring some pretty long selections, so if you want to try out the audio drama (which, btw, you can download onto your computer or iPod for just $15), take a listen!

Monday, December 8, 2008

On St. Max's Book

Since it's the feast of the Immaculate Conception today, I figure it's only fitting that I honor our Lady by a post on the very topic. From an email I received last week:

Subject: Maximilian Kolbe book?

Hello Regina, I listened to you last night on Life On The Rock. It was not only interesting, but inspiring! Plus, you have a great laugh!

During your appearance, you mentioned the Influence of Maximillian Kolbe and his explanation of Mary and the Holy Spirit. If I'm not mistaken, you mentioned the name of a specific book, either by St. Kolbe, or about him, that talks about this teaching. Do you remeber the name of that book?


Hi Pete,
Thanks for your email! So glad you enjoyed the interview on Life on the Rock.

About St. Max's book, there is a bit of a difficulty there, because the saint was working on his book when he was martyred by the Nazis: so the definitive theological treatise on Mary and the Holy Spirit he planned was never completed.

However, there are books written by others that attempt to summarize his teaching and what his book would have contained. I believe the official one is The Immaculate Conception and the Holy Spirit by a French Dominican: Here is the title on Amazon: it is a tiny little book, and I have no idea why they are charging so much for it.

However, perhaps Marytown would have a copy of the book for a more reasonable price. I think it was only about $7 when I bought it.

But for myself, I first encountered St. Max's teaching in an out-of-print book called The Spirit and the Bride Say Come: Mary's Role in the New Pentecost by Fr. George Kosicki and a co-author: here is the title on Amazon.

I am delighted that I could find it for you on Amazon: last time I checked, it was unavailable. And the price seems to be right. :)

Glad to pass on the word about my favorite saint!

Happy Feast of the Immaculata!
Peace and good
Regina

Friday, December 5, 2008

EWTN show was great!

Just wanted to thank everyone for praying for me! I had a great time being interviewed by Fr. Mark and Doug Berry of Radix on Life on the Rock: it's the most fun I've ever had being interviewed: those guys really made me feel at home.

If you haven't caught the show, you can still catch the encore shows this weekend on EWTN: it's airing again at 11:00 PM EST. And it will be available for the rest of this week at this link here. To find it on the website, go to the streaming video page, scroll down to "archived video" and click on the Life on the Rock link in your preferred resolution.

Thanks again to all of you for your support and prayers!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Watching Me on EWTN

Hey there! I'm getting ready to leave for Alabama (we are driving: pray we have safe travels!), and I wanted to let you know that you can watch my Thursday interview on Life on the Rock online at http://www.ewtn.com/ at 8 PM EST. Click here for the exact link or just go to http://www.ewtn.com/ > Television > Live TV.

If you think of it, pray for me!!!! Thanks!

PS: I'm pleased to report that by now over 100,000 copies of my children's book Angel in the Waters has been sold. Woo hoo! If you've never seen it before, you can read the whole thing online. Enjoy!

PPS: Fan Rachel let me know that the Fairy Tale Novels are all on Amazon now!
Shadow of the Bear softcover -- hardcover
Black as Night softcover -- the hardcover should be up there soon...
Waking Rose softcover -- hardcover should be coming soon....
Midnight Dancers -- the softcover - the hardcover will be available later on)