The Inimitable Simcha Fisher…

accidentally blunders into the #1 spot on Amazon for Catholic books. Her book: The Sinner’s Guide to Natural Family Planning She’s already pushed past Sherry Weddell’s Forming Intentional Disciples (a grim Darwinian struggle for primacy that can only be resolved in a hair-pulling slapfest featuring Sherry in her trademark Wonder Woman costume and Simcha attired [Read More...]

How to Keep Dinosaurs

A jolly read from years ago–basically an owner’s manual for dinosaur pet fanciers and zookeepers. [Read more...]

For Those Interested in Things Jesuit

Reader Jim Bowman writes: I also have a book that you might like and can send you a copy if you’re interested. It’s Company Man: My Jesuit Life, 1950-1968, which I published at and am peddling at Amazon, B&N-dot-com and elsewhere, as softcover and e-book. Here is the Lulu site. My friend Russ Shaw, [Read More...]

Interesting Lecture on _A Canticle for Leibowitz_

here. [Read more...]

I love Lino Rulli

Santo Subito! American author calls for his own Sainthood, now Ahead of John Paul II, popular SIRIUS/XM radio host desires canonization ATLANTA, Sept. 4, 2013 – Widely known for his wit and humor as the host of “The Catholic Guy” on SiriusXM Radio, Lino Rulli believes that, like Pope John Paul II, his own Cause [Read More...]

John C. Wright Could Use a Bit of Help

A reader writes: Have you heard about the debacle at Tor surrounding John C. Wright’s SF series? Some kind of editorial mix-up caused them to over-order copies of The Hermetic Millennia to the point that he can’t meet his sales goals. Tor has already cancelled the rest of the series, but he can appeal if [Read More...]

Attn Lit Lovers

My name is Joshua Hren and, in addition to serving as Managing Editor of Dappled Things: A Quarterly of Ideas, Art, and Faith, I am Editor-in-Chief of the newly-launched Wiseblood Books (, a publishing and editing line in the Catholic (and catholic) literary tradition. I am wondering whether Wiseblood may be of interest to you [Read More...]

Reader Laura Catherine Hudgens writes….

I am a Catholic mother of four children, ages 9-17, and a high school teacher. I run a blog that reviews young adult literature and books for the middle school crowd. Often when a child brings home a book from the school library or a book that has been assigned by a teacher, parents assume [Read More...]

Reader Lori Pieper writes…

Hurray! Dancing in the streets and champagne all around for your book launch. Being an author I know how great that is! Speaking of which, I just happened this very day (August 26) to fulfill a dream of mine over 30 years — to have my translations of the writings of Pope John Paul I [Read More...]

Brandon Vogt writes

You should check out Peter Kreeft’s fictional masterpiece, An Ocean Full of Angels. It’s full of whim and depth and creativity and might provide some inspiration for your own book. Just read Peter’s own synopsis: “When people hear that I wrote a “novel” and ask what it is about, I tell them (1) that it’s not [Read More...]