Specials: Auralia Meets Graeme; Gaffney on CAFF; Chattaway on Faith/Film

I'm going back into a period of intense imagining, polishing up the sequel to Auralia's Colors. So, offline I'll be rather antisocial for the next few weeks, and my blogging may slow down a bit.By the way, did I mention that I'll send you autographed copies of Auralia's Colors if you want to give them as Christmas presents? Just follow the instructions.Or, if you prefer not to have any ink scrawled on the title page, just pick them up at your local bookstore, or online at Amazon and Barne … [Read more...]

Next Sunday: Australia’s having an Open House!

¬†I recently overheard someone referring to my new book as "Australia's Colors."Now, please... let me set this straight once and for all: Auralia's Colors has absolutely nothing to do with Australia.And speaking of Australia...I was welcomed to a radio program based in Australia last week to discuss Through a Screen Darkly.The show host was Sheridan Voysey, a true professional, who reads his notes before he sits down at the microphone. His show is called Open House. It wasn't … [Read more...]

A Moment, Yesterday…

So, there I was.Sitting at my desk, writing a movie review for Response magazine's website.Out the window in front of me, the courtyard was thrashing in October wind and rain. Leave of extraordinary colors were breaking free and forming a dance of intertwining cyclones.Students dashed by on their way to class.One student, a woman I have never seen before, passed by. She was leaning forward and intent on her way to class. But as she passed me, she paused and thought for a moment. … [Read more...]

Two Weeks From Today: “Auralia’s Colors” at the Seattle Public Library

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Fremont Branch of the Seattle Public Library, I'll be reading from Auralia's Colors, and paying tribute to writers like Madeleine L'Engle, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Richard Adams, J.K. Rowling, and others.I'll also answer questions and sign copies of Auralia's Colors.And hey... free admission! … [Read more...]

Paste Magazine’s Josh Jackson Interprets “Auralia’s Colors”

It's exciting for me when folks who blog about fantasy literature discover Auralia's Colors.It's rather startling when the editor of your favorite music magazine blogs about it. … [Read more...]

Auralia in Image

And last but not least... it appears that somebody over at Image journal has read  Auralia's Colors! … [Read more...]

Free Copy of Auralia’s Colors

SuperFastReader is hosting a giveaway of a signed copy of Auralia's Colors. Your move. … [Read more...]

“Auralia’s Colors” Will Burst into Bellingham

Missed the Auralia's Colors readings?Here's another chance...I will be reading from Auralia's Colors, and paying tribute to the great Madeleine L'Engle, at Village Books in Bellingham, Washington on Wendesday, November 28. The fun begins at 7 p.m.!So, come to the land of Luci Shaw... the festival in Fairhaven... and let's be thankful for fairy tales. Thanksgiving will last a little longer this year. … [Read more...]

The Kindlings Muse on Fairy Tales, L’Engle, Tolkien, Lewis, and “Auralia’s Colors”

Did you miss The Kindlings Muse on Monday night? Now you can listen in! The Kindlings podcast is here!From The Kindlings Muse site: Madeleine L'Engle, CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien each embraced the Christian faith and found in their imaginative fantasy a way to explore and understand it.Yet to this day, some Christians see no place for fantasy literature. Tonight's subject is Fantasy & Myth: Christian Contributions & Consumption.We explore the subject with author & film critic … [Read more...]

Auralia’s Ongoing Celebrations

Many, many thanks to the crowd that filled all available chairs in The Next Chapter bookstore last Saturday night.Many thanks to John and Sharon Connell for being such generous, gracious hosts there.Thanks to all who listened while I shared the story behind Auralia's Colors, and read Chapter One.Thanks to the heckler who stood across the street from the store and shouted at me.Thanks to my parents for driving all the way from Portland, Oregon. And for teaching me to read and … [Read more...]