The Chinese Chest: YA Suspense w/o the Usual YA Garbage

Is it possible to write a young adult suspense/horror novel on the theme of human trafficking, without ever resorting to vulgarity, wallowing in morbid violence, or even so much as mentioning sex?  Why yes, it is. Last spring at the SC Book Festival, a local romance novelist waved me into her booth, and tried to [Read More…]

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Saint: Why I Should Be Canonized Right Away

Two years ago I reviewed Sinner by Lino Rulli which was a very funny and at times serious book and piecemeal autobiography. Lino Rulli who hosts “The Catholic Guy” on Sirius Radio has now written a follow-up book Saint: Why I Should Be Canonized Right Away. This is a very tongue-firmly-in-cheek framework where Lino explains [Read More…]

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3 New Books That Will Make You Smile: Saint, Tweet Inspiration, & a.k.a Genius

It’s good to smile. And it’s good to laugh. And our faith is FUNNY. It inspires smiles in a lot of ways, and these three books made me smile (and, in one case, laugh out loud A LOT). Enjoy! Saint: Why I Should Be Canonized Right Away, by Lino Rulli (Servant Books, 2013) I’m a BIG [Read More…]

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