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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

"Swords of the Six" on Kindle!

Kindle Edition Swords of the Six now available on amazon!

I can't count how many people have come up to me at events and asked "Is this book on Kindle?" Some were handicapped and some just prefered the digital screen for its portability.

For all these fans and those waiting to read this title when they could get it on this modern contrivance: here it is.

P.S. I still prefer the pleasurable tactile sensation of paper pages. Nothing compares to holding the physical book in my hands!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Back Home

I'm settling down in my appartment for a night of relaxation before a crazy week (we're moving out of our appartment and this coming Saturday is the last day we can be in residency). So this week is devoted to moving; no signings. But November is right around the corner and I am booked for a boat-load of events.

The New York trip was successful. In Buffalo my wife and I sold 18 books in 2-hours, to the delight of the store manager. The next day we stopped in Horseheads for another scheduled signing. Unfortunately the manager had mixed up the dates and they did not yet have my book in stock. I had 8-copies in the car, so Kelley and I brought those in and sold them all. ...You'll notice I've been saying 'we' instead of 'I' and that is because my wife is becoming more efficient making sales. I walk away from time-to-time and she keeps things rolling with the customers. It's handy having someone in my corner who's equally enthusiastic about the story.

Well, I have a busy week ahead of me. My wife and I are going to watch the new episode of Stargate Universe!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Niagara Falls

Yesterday my wife and I drove up to Niagara Falls in New York. I've never seen the Falls and Kelley hadn't been there since she was 7. Friday night it rained so we stayed in a motel... what a motel: it stank, the mirror was dirty, the door was *ugh* pink, the wallpaper was peeling, the toilet was too small, and the furnishings were mostly broken. Kelley got half-way through microwaving the popcorn when I told her to stop it because the thing started smelling dangerous.
So today we woke up at 7AM and drove five minutes to Niagara Falls. God parted the clouds for most of our time there. It was a beautiful sight. A rainbow spanned the entire river in front of the falls. The mist fell like rain on the observation area. It was a great photographing opportunity!

Afterward we ate at Denny's. Pretty good food.
Then we left for Borders Express. In two hours we sold 18-books! It was a great spot to sell; right next to the food court. ...Tonight we are enjoying a suite room at the hotel... Tomorrow I have another signing. This one in Horseheads NY.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Jared Sloger: artwork for "The Fairy's Ruby Cage"

I'd like to introduce Jared Sloger, a talented Christian artist. He was recommended to me by author Eric Reinhold (Eric's second fantasy novel).

Jared Sloger is a freelance illustrator and concept artist. He currently lives in Nebraska and graduated from Metropolitan Community College with a degree in professional studies geared towards graphic arts. He is self taught in his art and works in various traditional and digital mediums. He specializes in science fiction, fantasy, wildlife and creature art. When he isn’t working on projects, he makes frequent trips to the zoo, photographing, and, sketching the animals.

Jared has been commissioned by Flaming Pen Press to illustrate THE FAIRY'S RUBY CAGE (the upcoming fantasy novella to be released in Spring 2010). He just sent me the preliminary pieces . . . and I decided to share some of them with you . . . just to whet your appetites!

Make sure to check out his website:

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Ok, my dear readers.... I mean... my long-suffering readers.... WordPress is nice, but too complicated for me at this time. I have tried to organize my new blog attractively, but there is way too much going on at this time to learn their system and keep up with all the updates I want to feed my followers, readers, and browsers. As a result (for a while at least) I am going to keep using this Blog.

So I am going to continue using The Flaming Pen. Stay with me people! (-: Eventually I'll use ChristianFantasy blog on WordPress...but I'll let you know when.

This weekend was very profitable. I sold a total of 34-books. One of the stores had 63-copies of Swords of the Six and is confident they will sell all of those during the holidays. It is encouraging to see my book carried en mass!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Important Announcement: New Blog!

This will be my last post on this blog. From now on my blog will be hosted on the WordPress server instead. I'm uncomfortable with the direction Google's policies seem to be heading, and I'm ready for a fresh look to my blog.

Visit: for all the latest info on The Sword of the Dragon series and all booksigning updates, etc.

I will keep this blog open. It will take a little while for me to get accustomed to WordPress. But the change will be for the better! (-:

Sunday, October 11, 2009

FPP to Publish "Kestrel's Midnight Song"

I am very excited to announce the signing of contract by Flaming Pen Press with debut author Jacob Parker for his first novel: Kestrel's Midnight Song is a Christian fantasy novel written for Young Adults by Jacob Parker.

If you like a story that is driven by mystery, you'll love this! I received Jacob's manuscript some months back and was pulled in by the story of the shepherd boy innocently sent on a mission he does not understand.

In the coming year I will be making more announcements concerning this book. Unlike "The Fairy's Ruby Cage" this will be a full-length novel. I believe it has the potential to make a big impact on the market. Keep an eye on Jacob's blog for upcoming announcments such as artwork.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Update & little R&R

Friday I had the great pleasure of speaking to a fellowship of Christians in Gales Ferry, CT. This was a perfect opportunity to talk about my writing to people who had an interest before coming to the event. I want to thank Susan Miller for generously giving of her time to arrange the event and drawing people in.
Today I visited Waldenbooks in Trumbull, CT. The store is large as far as Waldenbooks locations go and it is located in a busy mall. They had 25 copies of my novel in stock when I arrived and I hand-sold 18 of those! If I had stayed longer I could have sold them out, but I preferred to leave some on the shelves. Besides, several people are definitely going to return for copies. This was a very successful event and very encouraging!
Tomorrow is a day of rest and relaxation for my wife and I. These weeks have been hectic for both of us. She has been doing several cleaning jobs which augment my income and is a wonderful hard worker. God has blessed me with so much. I am really looking forward to see what he has planned for my future.


"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.