Tuesday, December 15, 2009

NEW bumper stickers and more for Christmas on Zazzle!

create & buy custom products at Zazzle

A fan asked me for bumper stickers for Christmas presents, and I finally got to creating them and uploading them to Zazzle today!   At last there's a "Someday my Bear will come" bumper sticker, and one that says "My Bear Came" or "My Fish Came" for those of you already happily married to your prince.  There's also a new Midnight Dancers t-shirt, and a few other little things I promised those of you who emailed me to ask.  If there's something you want that you don't see, go ahead and email me your suggestions!

And there's free shipping on all orders over $50 on Zazzle for the rest of this week: use the code ZAZZLEGROUND at checkout to get the discount.  Have fun looking!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Booksigning THIS WEEKEND

Busy December!  This Friday I will be giving talks at St. Mary's school in Rockville and Mother of God school in Emmitsburg.  Then on Saturday, I'll be at St. Philomena's Bookstore for a booksigning!  If you live in Maryland or nearby states, please come down to the bookstore, which is near the wonderful Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes.  I will have copies of the Fairy Tale Novels and John Paul 2 High on hand, as well as other Sophia Institute Press and Chesterton Press books.  I hope you can join us!

Booksigning at St. Philomena Bookstore
12 PM to 2 PM
200-4 W. Main St, Emmitsburg, MD  directions

Friday, December 11, 2009

Speaking at Samuel's Library THIS WEEKEND

Hi all!
If you are local, I wanted to let you know that this Saturday (tomorrow!) I am speaking at the public library in town, Samuel's Public Library to the Teen Creative Writing Club.  Note: The talk will be at 11 AM, not at 2 PM as I had previously thought!  (So if you know anyone who was going, be sure to tell them about the time change!)  Happy feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe!

I'll be speaking on "Which Comes First: The Plot or the Characters?" trying to answer a common dilemma for writers, and also sharing how I learned to structure plot, detail characters, and most importantly, create a unifying premise for a story.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

FREE SHIPPING: this week only!

Just wanted to let you know that we are offering free shipping on all the Fairy Tale Novels this week (till Friday Dec. 11).  Since this is also the last week we can order books for Christmas presents, we thought this would be a nice Christmas present to all of you!

Books are shipped directly from the printer.  Lisl Eats Dirt, Our Fairy Tale Romance, and the Fairy Tale Novel Paper Dolls are also part of the sale.  Go to www.fairytalenovels.com to order.  Happy shopping!

Friday, December 4, 2009

"My New Favorite Books: The Fairy Tale Novels"

I have to say I was bowled over by the detailed review that Sarah Reinhard gave the Fairy Tale Novels at her blog, "Just Another Day of Catholic Pondering."  I have to say I was honored and flattered that she praised everything from the writing to the book design to the handling of faith issues (and I wanted to do a little dance when she mentioned not finding any typos!). Here's an excerpt:

I see the sort of excitement and enthusiasm that I feel for Doman’s series in the Twilight saga that’s sweeping the nation. I have some reservations about Twilight, but here is my answer to that need that those books seem to answer: Regina Doman’s phenomenal Fairy Tale novels: The Shadow of the Bear, Black as Night, Waking Rose, and Midnight Dancers.  Here’s a list of reasons why I will not only be purchasing all of these books for myself and for all the nieces and girls in my life, and why I think it is well worth your investment too ...read more...

Thank you, Sarah, for the wonderful review!

My Review of Awakening on GoodReads

Awakening Awakening by Claudia Cangilla McAdam

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I edited this book for Sophia Institute Press, and I have to say the story grabbed me from the first. Claudia McAdam really is an amazing writer who captures the soul of a teenager very well, in my opinion. I used to think that time-travel Bible stories were passe, but this one proves me wrong. Perhaps it's because Claudia works hard to immerse you in the time period of Christ, seen through twenty-first century eyes.

It's hard to retell a familiar story in a vibrant way, but Claudia McAdam succeeds in doing this in Awakening. I was honored to edit this fascinating book for Sophia Institute Press. I hope you'll give it a read!

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