The Shadow of the Gryphon by Lara Lee. 345 pages. Bite-Sized Exegesis. As part of the speculative Christian fiction thread on Goodreads I belong to, I was asked to review Lara Lee’s Christian fantasy book, The Shadow of the Gryphon. Here’s the Amazon summary: Join three travelers on a witty adventure set in an exotic … More Review: “The Shadow of the Gryphon” by Lara Lee
I’m sitting in our booth, trying to sell books, at the annual national convention for the Society of Adventist Communicators in Columbia, Maryland. At home in Texas, it’s still raining after pummeling us for a week, and I see news reports of massive flooding. Here, I wake up to ice on the windshield. I just … More News from Columbia, Maryland
I’m a strong believer in miracles. I’ve seen them in my life, and in the life of others. And as a Christian, I believe that miracles are part and parcel of the Christian experience. I believe God takes an active role in our lives, and part of that is what some might term miracles, since … More Miracles on the Road to Damascus
Ruhanna’s Flight and Other Stories by Jeanette O’Hagan. By the Light Books. 259 pages. Once again, I have joined the group of Christian speculative writers on Goodreads who have agreed to honestly review each other’s books, and once again, I am glad I did. Ruhanna’s Flight is a collection of short stories that is unlike … More Review: “Ruhanna’s Flight and Other Stories” by Jeanette O’Hagan
I have to confess that I have a guilty pleasure. I like to read my own books. Well, put it this way. I’m never going to be rich off the sales of my books. Sure, a few people read and enjoy them, but not nearly as many as I would like. And some books still … More Read It Again, Sam
In 2012, I decided for the first time to join the crazy international project known as National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for those who are familiar with it. Each November, hundreds of thousands of would-be authors are challenged to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. Because it was my first time, and because … More Keep It Simple? Or Complex?
Well, sort of. This is the first year that I have actively pursued writing awards. I blame it on my colleagues Kyle Portbury and Mike Agee, one an award-winning filmmaker and the other an award-winning radio broadcaster. I have to work with these two bozos every day. Whenever Kyle does a short film, he goes … More Yes, it’s good news. No, I didn’t win.