Monday, May 2, 2016

Regina Doman's Updates: Questions about Black as Night and Waking Rose

Regina Doman's Updates: Questions about Black as Night and Waking Rose: It's been a while since I've posted reader questions about Black as Night and Waking Rose, so I thought I'd post this latest one:

There seems to be symbolism in the book Black as Night that I don't understand. The main one I have trouble comprehending happens to be the title of the play Rose was in in that book, Through the Looking Glass. I noticed that Elaine is the founder of the Mirror Corporation, and towards the end of the book Bear happens to literally be on the other side of the looking glass in his father's house. 

Another question I have is for Waking Rose. When Rose is in her coma and Dr. Murray is giving her something to make her stay in her coma, I was wondering what Rose sees. She sees Dr. Murray as a serpent and it talks about what she sees as a type of palace and everyone is sleeping and she can't seem to wake them up. Is what she seeing the inside of Graceton? So when she wakes up she can go throughout Graceton? Thank You!  -- B.F, 4/18/2016  read more...

Friday, April 15, 2016

New baby and new books!

In my first day in the office after giving birth to little Irene Margaret (born April 4th, pictured above), I found two new books waiting for me which I wanted to share with Chesterton Press fans. SOMEDAY is a timely thriller in novella form by British Catholic YA author Corinna Turner.

Two years ago today, 276 schoolgirls in Nigeria were kidnapped by radical Islamists. The whereabouts of most of them are still unknown. Lest the world forget and move on, Corinna Turner, partnering with Aid to the Church in Need, has retold the story in modern Britain, giving a twist to the story, making it surprisingly relevant and inspiring. The best part is that all proceeds from sale of SOMEDAY go to Aid to the Church in Need, which ministers to persecuted Christians worldwide. Also available in Kindle and eBook formats: and if you buy the hard copy, you can get the ebook for free.

The second book is my first non-fiction, No Longer Strangers: The First 40 Years of Franciscan University Households, written with Fr. Gregory Plow, TOR. Why do we Christians need community? Why is the "small group" an essential part of human life? How does community help to ground us as human persons? How does it affect our spiritual life? This history of the implementation of student "households" at my alma mater, Franciscan University looks at these questions in context of the real-life campus-wide experiment begun by Fr. Michael Scanlan in 1974-5 and how the concept has developed and changed over the course of 40 years.

Anyone interested in the concept of Christian community, at the parish level or in some other form, will find this book fascinating.  How it helped bring about a revival of faith on a dying college campus is a story both miraculous and instructive. You can find both at

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Regina Doman's Updates: RIP: Jerome Heckencamp, Computer Expert Extraordin...

Regina Doman's Updates: RIP: Jerome Heckencamp, Computer Expert Extraordin...: Asking for prayers for the soul of my friend Jerome Heckencamp, brother to Catholic YA suspense author  Therese Heckenkamp Popp , who passed away this week. I became acquainted with Jerome when I was writing my fifth Fairy Tale Novel, Alex O'Donnell and the 40 Cyberthieves...