You know how sometimes you read a book and it’s so well-written, or the characters are so wonderful, or the story is so moving, you get “something in your eye” or have a little trouble swallowing or something? Is it too far beyond tacky to tell you that I get that way when I read Favored … Continue reading All Choked Up
Who knew that even publishing for oneself could be such a drawn out process? Probably good that the book release party for Favored One is in September and not any earlier, but we have a cover! And this is the back of it.
The Distinguished Professor of New Testament who gushed so unabashedly on Facebook over Trees in the Pavement in 2008, has written a review of my forthcoming book, Favored One, which you will find, when you buy it and open it up, inside the front cover. There are some other reviews in there which you might … Continue reading What the Readers Thought
Wordy Wednesday I would make a terrible spy. There was that time I realised you could probably put explosives in your shoes and get through airport security, before the Shoe Bomber incident, but that’s about the extent of my prowess in that field. I certainly could never manage an alternate persona. If you’re wondering how … Continue reading What’s in a Name?
Wordy Wednesday Sometimes I get an email from a friend that is actually kind of personal and detailed and informative, and they ask me questions about me, too, and I think, That was a good email. I want to write a comparable email back, but I just don’t have time right now. Or maybe the questions … Continue reading Avoidance Issues
Theology Thursday When I first had the idea for Favored One, I had just moved to London, and (unrelated to that) the Roman Catholic Church was trying to make some decision about the nature of Mary or something. My friend Fortune’s Gale brought up the topic in an email once, and said something about Mary … Continue reading Bearing Word
Wordy Wednesday Last week a fellow blogger wrote a fantastic review of my published book, Trees in the Pavement. This week I got an email from my Editor about the same book, and another email from that Agent who had asked to read my unpublished book, Favored One. Neither email was bad, exactly, but let’s just say that, during … Continue reading A Tale of Two Books
Family Friday The final installment of the series. A word of warning to the squeamish might be in order. Read at your own discretion. So last Thursday? Kind of sucked. And kind of was awesome. At the same time. It was, as you know, the last day of class. I was scheduled to share my … Continue reading Roll the Credits
Wordy Wednesday I’m thinking of quitting the blog. Okay, not actually quitting. And at the moment I’m only thinking of quitting. I haven’t quit yet. So don’t unsubscribe or anything–at least not until I totally offend you, which might happen in a few minutes. Let me rephrase: I’m thinking of taking a long blogging hiatus. … Continue reading The Blogs Must Be Crazy
Wordy Wednesday Just wrapping up business over here today. First item: You have a total of two (2) days to submit your entries to BizarroWord–a game I made up in the throes of illness, and which may just make you the proud owner of either an autographed copy of Trees in the Pavement or a … Continue reading You Can Breathe Again Now