Tonight, We Signed the Contracts.

Tonight, at Spiro's Pizza in Shoreline, Anne and I were joined by our dear friends Sarah and Nathan Partain, and I put pen to paper, signing the contracts for my first two novels.WaterBrook Press, a division of Random House, is publishing the books. I must again thank WaterBrook's Shannon Hill and Alive Communications' Don Pape (my agent) for all of their support in making this dream come true. In the picture, we're raising our glasses to them.And long live Auralia!! … [Read more...]

Home at Last. What a week.

Anne and I have come crashing through the front door of our home, leaving behind us a memorable weekend in Colorado Springs, where we met Don Pape, the literary agent that's changing our lives.Don gave us a tour of Alive Communications, his place of work. It's an agency that has represented such admirable writers as Donald Miller (Blue Like Jazz), Brennan Manning, Eugene Peterson, and Philip Yancey. We met a whole corridor full of warm and welcoming people. Then Don treated us to a fantastic … [Read more...]