While Celeste and I finish up our current project entitled Salome’s Charger, I am dabbling with a universe I am in the process of creating for my next book, Deal with the Devil. As with a lot of my books, it skirts the boundary between science fiction and Christian suspense. What I have here isn’t … More “E.L.I.”

Review: “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Knopf Books. 352 pages. Ah yes. Another dystopian book. Another flu pandemic that kills 99 percent of the world’s population. Another book where people strive to survive, killing each other in the process. But wait, this book isn’t like the others. It sees the post-dystopian world as poetic, … More Review: “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel

Review: “Summer of the Apocalypse” by James Van Pelt

Summer of the Apocalypse by James Van Pelt. 255 pages. Fairwood Press. I have said for a long time that vampire stories aren’t about vampires, that zombie stories aren’t really about zombies. The same goes for stories about the end of the world. Call them apocalyptic tales, dystopia or whatever, they aren’t about disease, nuclear … More Review: “Summer of the Apocalypse” by James Van Pelt

The Power of Story

It’s time to revisit The Great Adventure Manifesto, in which I try to spell out what I believe, and my marching orders for my writing from this point on. Item one is:   I believe in the power of stories. Jesus shared stories because He could share Truth in ways that struck deep into the … More The Power of Story

Hits and Misses

I am presently reading a book about the Civil War–Gettysburg to be exact. I picked it up on the discount rack at Wal-Mart. I am embarrassed to say that most of the books I buy come from some sort of discount rack, either in a store on online. Because I am one of those who … More Hits and Misses

Hits and Misses

I’ve never been able to pat my head and rub my belly at the same time, and so I have been remiss in keeping up with my blog, or my writing for that matter. But I had decided early on that this summer was not going to be writing intensive. Instead, I have spent the … More Hits and Misses