Category: The Illuminated Heart

Heart (The Illuminated Heart Book Launch)

Last time, after finding some breathtakingly beautiful photos of Iceland and benefitted from the research skills of a friend, I was able to take the story idea even further from the original “fairy tale with zombies” to “A Christian Icelandic girl goes away with a polar bear to save her family from poverty, screws up and gets the bear into huge trouble, then goes and saves him from a draugur queen.” But, even still, the idea had something huge missing.

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Research (The Illuminated Heart Book Launch)

Last time, the original idea for The Illuminated Heart developed from “a fairy tale with zombies” to “A Christian Icelandic girl goes away with a polar bear to save her family from poverty, screws up and gets the bear into huge trouble, then goes and saves him. Also zombies.” Which is what one might term as “progress”. But I still couldn’t seem to start writing the darn thing. Something was missing, and I didn’t know what it was, only that I

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Idea (The Illuminated Heart Book Launch)

First of all: Yes, you read that title correctly. The Illuminated Heart paperback is officially ready for a launch. In the days leading up to launch day, I will be posting about how this book came into existence. At the end of each of these posts, there will be a video of me reading one and then the next and then the next of the first three chapters, straight from the paperback. Cool, huh? So let’s get into today’s part

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The Offbeat Dialogues: Christianity and Speculation

I had the pleasure of hosting this live chat, in which we talked it up it up about fantasy, Christianity in fiction, and the supernatural in fiction. We didn’t always see eye to eye, but we were all able to share ideas, learn from each other, and generally just have a blast. The authors featured: Carmen Rane Hudson Emily Casey Mike Duran Stant Litore

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Choosing the Right Book as a Christmas Present

Back when Dreaming of Her and Other Stories, I got asked how appropriate the book would be for kids. Since this was something I’d thought about while writing the stories, I was prepared with an answer. I don’t really write for certain age groups. I let the book take shape as it will, and then inform people after the fact about the potentially problematic elements it contains. This allows you to be fully informed about a story ahead of time,

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