The Best Bookish Friendships

Friendships tends to get overshadowed by romances in many books and movies. However, true friendships are some of the best relationships in any book. The possibilities they give for growth and depth, along with the simple joy they bring, are some of the most powerful things in many a beloved story. Here are some of [...]

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Literary Losers – Interview with a Villain

You may remember the review I wrote on Nathan Lumbatis' spectacular new book, Daniel and the Sun Sword. Well, today I feel very privileged to be featuring a video interview between Nathan and the antagonist of his exciting story. You'll really want to see this . . . it made me smile 🙂 ____________ Thirteen-year-old [...]

We’re All Evil Stepchildren

Cinderella has never been one of my favorite fairy tales. Maybe that’s because its familiarity through the years has turned it a bit drab for me. Maybe it’s because the danger isn’t fierce enough or the stakes aren’t high enough. Or maybe . . . maybe it’s because I can’t relate to a girl who [...]

The World of A WISH MADE OF GLASS

Instead of simply introducing the characters in A Wish Made of Glass, I thought I’d go a little further and give you a peek into some of the enchanting places and settings in my story as well. I saw them all so clearly as I wrote them, people and places and props alike, it was [...]

An Allegorical God

God in allegory. Even though I'm an allegorical writer myself, I often have issues with this one. Well, maybe not issues. Let's just say I approach it carefully. God is sovereign. God is almighty and all-knowing. His ways are not our ways. How, then, can any writer really do Him justice in an allegory? We seek [...]

Affection and Concern for a Marshwiggle

It's always with a bit of trembling that I hear of another Narnia movie being produced. Part of my nervousness comes from excitement, part from fear. The creatures and characters of Narnia mean a great deal to me, and I want to know they are in capable, loving hands ... hands that appreciate them for [...]

I Am Barrel Rider

I've always loved Bilbo's account of himself when being questioned by the dragon, Smaug. Even when his life is at stake, Bilbo manages to stay witty and even throws in a riddle or two. So here's the challenge: If you were to face a dragon with scales like tenfold shields, teeth like swords and wings [...]