The other day I was going through some boxes I got from my folks. You know, the boxes from your childhood and college that you knew would eventually end up in your home, but pretty much exist as time capsules intending to haunt you with your own past. Starring roles go to several boxes of books I’d forgotten about, but contain amazing literature, particularly my Russian literature collection and a bunch of “ponies” from when I studied languages. Then, there are the old folded notes from boyfriends past!
Monthly Archives: June 2016
It’s good to be writing again. I took some time off, in the sense that blogging doesn’t always count in my current mode of thinking, and it’s always a little scary wondering when I will feel up to it again. In part because, something introduced to me through an idea in that Great Course I mentioned long ago, writing takes emotional capital. I’m thankful that easing up the pressure on myself helped me more easily get back in the swing!
There is a lot I don’t know. I don’t know why Amazon was given a different release date than CPH used for my most recent book. (Today, Blessed: God’s Gift of Love releases on Amazon, and today people can start posting reviews!) I don’t know who initially sets up pages on Amazon for book sales—maybe the publisher fills out a form? I don’t know why there are authors who still haven’t set up Amazon author pages. Ultimately, I don’t know who is out there to help Lutheran authors? Continue reading
Allow me to introduce you to a contemporary Lutheran novelist. J. L. Vaughan and I have exchanged a few good emails about what Lutherans—and Lutheranism—can bring to the table, in terms of cultural impact, literary perspective, and, arguably most important of all, the ability to recognize and address real human needs. Below he introduces himself and his second book, No Good Son. Please give him a moment of your time.
I’ve been excited about a particular idea for a while now, but I think it’s melding into something else. Something better.
If you don’t know who Edward Riojas is, you should. Especially now because he is a Lutheran artist who sometimes does cover art!
Summer reading lists. Who am I kidding? We’ve probably gone past lists to piles next to bookshelves. Or, as my dear friend Madelein puts it, we’re working on our PhDs: Piles heaped Everywhere! Even so, why not learn about more titles? Am I right? So today I recommend the Issues, Etc. book of the month archives. (Scroll down to the very bottom of the linked page.) Continue reading
If you’re looking for a little extra Lutheran influence on your summer reading list, have you considered BookTalk? It’s available through KFUO (radio station 850 AM if you’re in the greater St. Louis area or online worldwide).
By the way, KFUO remains the longest continually operating Christian radio station in the United States (Thanks, Wikipedia, for backing me up on this one.), and it is owned and operated by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.