Treason

The history of Elizabethan England and the persecution of Catholics is quite interesting. When I think of it I think of the recusants along with the priest holes. A time of severe trial for Catholics along with so many martyrdoms. There are some classic novels covering some aspects of this time period such as Edmund [Read More…]

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Just Married: The Catholic Guide for Surviving and Thriving in the First Five Years of Marriage

When the new Popcak book came my way, I was hesitant. I suppose I thought I’d seen enough in real life that I didn’t need a stinkin’ marriage help book. I don’t need to hear about flower power and snappy sappy stuff. No thanks. Marriage is work. Don’t try to give me roses and tell me [Read More…]

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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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