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Saturday, April 21, 2007

A Second Wait & Anticipating Meeting w/ Mr. Davis

Dan Penwell (editor at AMG) requested my entire manuscript a couple weeks ago. I've been so busy that I never properly posted this bit of awesome information . . . but now you know! He first requested a book proposal in October and this month he requested the manuscript itself. I pray that means I have my foot in the door, because I sent out the manuscript and he should have it by now. Now (again) I must wait anywhere from one to four months.

I've arranged to meet with Bryan Davis next month . . . and I'm eagerly anticipating that time. We've been corresponding for a while now, about six months, and he has been most encouraging . . . in particular with my manuscript.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Timothy Zahn's "The Thrawn Trilogy"

I picked up a science fiction trilogy this past weekend and it was wonderful reading. It's Timothy Zahn's Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, and The Last Command. I've been a Star Wars fan for a long time, ever since I saw A New Hope back when I was a young kid. These three books tell the story following the original Star Wars trilogy . . . five years after, to be precise.

If you like Star Wars, and if you enjoy well-plotted, character-driven novels, try these.

Monday, April 2, 2007


For those of you wondering what's happening with Sword of the Dragon: Offspring: Today I begin one final, mainly grammatical, edit. Mom worked hard last week to go through the manuscript for me. She has a sharp eye for this kind of thing--especially after homeschooling three kids straight through highschool.

My goal is to finish going through the manuscript and making the necessary changes within the next two days. Dan Penwell (AMG Publishers) and Mary Beth Chappell (Zachary Shuster Harmsworth Literary & Entertainment Agency) are both waiting on it, so I will print up two copies and mail it out to them (I'm planning) on Wednesday.

The second novel, The Key of Living Fire, is plotted out now and moving along at a slow, albeit steady, rate. I'll keep you updated.


"Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones." -Proverbs 16:24

In a world where morality is forsaken and Christ neglected, wholesome books are uncommon. The themes of my writing are love, self-sacrifice, and honor.

I see my generation turning from God to the gods of this world. I see homes torn apart in the pursuit of pleasure and self-gratification. Children are murdered by the millions every year . . . without ever seeing the world outside their mothers' wombs. Through fiction I strive to encourage those who are willing, to stand against these things and be heroes and heroines; chivalrous, gentle, full of righteous indignation, and the fear and love of their Creator.