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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Visit to Mystic Seaport

We visited Mystic Seaport today (that being Me, my wife, and Jacob Parker). It was a really nice relaxing day. I've been to the Seaport before but not since I was a kid so this was a lot of fun! I'm really enjoying having Jacob stay with us. The house has been lively and we have common interests.

The Election is Coming

Tuesday is election day and I can't wait for it! Our country's leadership is pushing us down a dangerous road. We have a chance to put people in office who haven't been there before and therefore have something to prove to themselves and to the public. I urge everyone to vote conservative on Tuesday... Let's toast to the Tea Party! I hope they oust the liberals and put this country on a God-honoring path.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Joy of New England Library Book Sales!

When I was growing up my mother took me to numerous library sales and we would pick through the heaps to find the cast off treasures! Mostly we searched for non-fiction. She for cookbooks and self-help books, while I for histories, biographies, and sciences. I also picked up juvenile mysteries (Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, etc.) and horse books (Walter Farley's series, and Margarite Henry). It's amazing what you can find at book sales. I once picked up Stanley and other African Explorers printed in the 1880's for $1! And at that same sale two volumes on the America Civil War printed during and at the end of the war (1862 and 1866 respecively).

Today my mother took me out for the day to a couple library sales. I didn't find anything as rare as that. But for around $15 I obtained a bag full of great books. Among them The Phantom Tollbooth, The Indianapolis, and a couple volumes by Winston Churchill. My mother found a book for me that I had never heard of and which I am looking forward to reading. It is fairy stories from all over the world. From what I saw I think it will be a fresh dose of imagination for me... but that book is at my parents' house because I forgot to take it out of her car when she brought me home. Oh well, I'll get it tomorrow (-:

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Three Encouraging Events!

I've been in a rut lately. My writing has suffered because my mind was pulled in a couple unexpected directions (including my 15-year-old dog looking ill).

But God dealt me an encouraging hand these past few days.

First, two pre-orders of Swords of the Six (AMG) were received by Amazon!

Second, the first novel (other than my own) that I published through my company Flaming Pen Press, is a finalist for the Moonbeam Awards! Congratulations to Jacob Parker, author of Kestrel's Midnight Song.
And, finally, as a result of the Moonbeam Awards nomination, a Christian fantasy author contacted me . . . and he lives in Connecticut! Praise God! I have felt quite alone out here sometimes. I have many good friends and lots of family, but I need encouragment from fellow writers as well. I love to network, especially with Christian authors, and this could be just the boost to my creativity and drive that I have desperately needed.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Time to Order!

Ok everyone! The time has come to start ordering your copies of Swords of the Six.

I have placed the order information at the top of this page. All you need do is order the novel and then email a copy of your receipt to me. I will send your prizes promptly.

Notice that you can receive a Free copy of my forthcoming anthology By Sword, By Right if you order two copies of Swords of the Six.

And, finally, I would like to know your opinion of these incentives. Does this entice you to place your amazon order, or not?


"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.