Don’t forget to enter the contest!

See here for rules and sweet, sweet prizes.Contest ends at noon (ET) Friday, Oct. 25th.Oh, so I'm making progress with publishers.  I expect to have a print edition out in the first half (maybe the first third??) of 2014.  … [Read more...]

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At the Register: Happy Feast Day, JP II!

Did you know the man could sing? … [Read more...]

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Twofer Costumes for the Conflicted Catholic Family

(This post originally ran at the Register on October 25, 2011)                             ______________I really don’t want to talk about Halloween.I don't think I'll manage to prepare anything spectacular (read: anything) to celebrate All Saints’ Day this year.I do, however, want to immerse my children in the richness of the liturgical year.I don’t, however, have the energy to come up with any contorted logic about how dressing up as a zombie with bleeding eyes is actuall … [Read more...]

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SGNFP has the best prizes.

As I announced last week, I'm holding a contest as a little thank-you to folks who have bought my e-book, The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning, which is still holding steady as the #1 bestseller on Amazon in Catholicism for Kindle books and books in general, and which has over fifty five-star reviews, from men, women, single people, people who have passed childbearing age, NFP instructors, a monsignor, two of my sisters, and the pope*, so you know it has to be … [Read more...]

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Primitive screwheads prepare for Halloween

Nothing like settling in after a long, busy Saturday, finding a cozy chair, cracking open a beer, and starting to make my son a paper mache Army of Darkness chainsaw hand for Halloween. (Fortunately, we already own a boomstick.)  NOT THAT YOU ASKED, but here is how the chainsaw is going:For the blade, I cut a foam meat tray.  For the motor housing part, or whatever it's called, I rinsed out a milk jug and trimmed off the mouth.  Then I cut a slit in the bottom of the milk jug, in … [Read more...]

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About the cover art for SGNFP

My beloved coverwas done by the immensely talented John Herreid, who is a graphic artist for Ignatius Press.  (He also happens to be my sister's husband's brother, and he made the cover for me as a gift!)Check out John's latest blog post for Ignatius Press Novels, where he describes a few of the ingenious processes he usedwhile lovingly creating some of his favorite book covers.  So cool. … [Read more...]

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Oh, I forgot!

One of the first reviews I got on Amazon was three stars, and it read: I would have liked more pictures. And it didn't tell me how many children to have. How am I supposed to know? Isn't it just the same as the algorhythm method? Now, I'm not sure if the fellow wants his name bandied about or not, but I laughed my head off when I read this.  Most people realized it was a joke, but then someone warned me that a funny joke like this could catch on, and generate a slew of hi-larious one-star joke … [Read more...]

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