An Interview with author Douglas Bond

As part of a previous contest, I interviewed award winning author Douglas Bond, and wanted to re-post the interview here for all my loyal blog readers. This is a great pleasure for me, because Doug and I met at the 2009 Reformation Day Faire up in Peoria, IL. Doug was speaking on the life of[…]

My OFFICIAL Merlin’s Blade Book Trailer !!

After many months of filming, special effects work, 3D animation, color-grading, and soundtrack design, I am finally ready to release my book trailer for MERLIN’S BLADE! The direct link to the trailer can be found here: http://youtu.be/ZEZqQ3tsxqA. (Note that this book trailer serves as an introduction for all three books.) Please post the link everywhere[…]

TO DARKNESS FLED Book Trailer UNLEASHED

Today we have officially unleashed our long-awaited, much-hyped, ever-so-incredible book trailer for Jill Williamson’s TO DARKNESS FLED, published by Enclave Publishing. This is book 2 in THE BLOOD OF KINGS trilogy. Leighton read this book out loud to our family while we were on vacation in July, and I must say, it is excellent! I[…]

FINISHED! — Curse Of The Spider King Video

After multiple hundreds of hours of work by many, many individuals, we have finished the Curse of the Spider King book trailer video! If you like the video, rate it 5 stars, as that will help raise its profile and help sell more books. The Curse of the Spider King is a YA Christian fantasy[…]

Cyndere’s Midnight — An Interview With Jeffrey Overstreet

This is day two of the CSFF Blog Tour, and we are reviewing the MOST EXCELLENT craftsmanship of Jeffrey Overstreet. (If you haven’t read my full review of Cyndere’s Midnight, you can do so by clicking here.) Today I am “pleased as pear cider” to present an interview with Jeffrey Overstreet regarding his latest book,[…]

The Power Of Myth In Today’s Culture

The Lost Genre Guild alerted me to a new article out in Christianity Today called Sci-Fi’s Brave New World. The article’s focus is on science fiction, but it easily applies to fantasy as well in the sense that our current secular culture uses these forms of entertainment to find hope and meaning. The author of[…]

A New Article On Pendragon Sword Of His Father

I found a new article about the movie, Pendragon: Sword Of His Father, written up by HSLDA. This article gives some great behind the scenes info and probes: How the vision began How they persevered through trial How homeschooling helped prepare their kids How much they sacrificed to see it through Click here to view[…]

Pendragon Sword Of His Father DVD On Sale!

It’s finally on sale! Pendragon Sword Of His Father is available to purchase on DVD at their website (currently under re-construction). Not only that, but they now have FIVE teaser-trailers to view, and one of them has a scene with me and my son, Leighton! I won’t give any details of this scene (that’s a[…]

Ted Dekker/Frank Peretti’s HOUSE In Theatres!

INCREDIBLE! I can’t believe I didn’t know about this sooner, but Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker’s “HOUSE” book has been made into an incredibly scary “R-Rated” movie. And talk about a scary movie trailer! (which I don’t recommend for children.) Anyway, even though I won’t be seeing it myself due to content, this movie has[…]

I’m In “Pendragon—Sword Of His Father” !!

I should have titled that I Might Possibly Be In The Movie “Pendragon—Sword Of His Father”, because I don’t know how the film editing will go. But that title is a bit ponderous, so here we are. My son and I had the wonderful opportunity of being extra’s during filming last Wednesday night until 4am.[…]

Pendragon — Sword Of His Father

I wanted to announce that I found out about a new movie that is coming out on DVD called Pendragon—Sword Of His Father. This film is being put together by Burns Family Studios. The Burns family, who homeschool, has been involved in film making for the past six years. It all started when their youngest[…]

A Bit Of Humble Pie

Here are two disclaimers from my previous post, entitled Of Earthquakes, Passover, and Good Friday. Calendar Clarifications Thinking more carefully through the Passover calendars of Christians and Jews, I realized that one possible reason for the differences is that the Christians probably wanted Resurrection Sunday to always be preceded by a Good Friday, which was[…]

Of Earthquakes, Passover, and Good Friday

I awoke on April 18th about 4am with nature calling. Ignoring it, I went back to sleep. At exactly 4:36am I woke up again, feeling shaky. Wondering if I was hungry and needing to eat something, I tried to ignore it. But the shaking continued. Soon I thought to myself, “maybe a great wind is[…]

Screwtape Letters — The Play !! ??

Just when I think I’ve got a handle on the fact that a movie is forthcoming on C.S. Lewis’s The ScrewTape Letters, I learn that the Fellowship for the Performing Arts in New York City has put it on a stage at a close-to-Broadway church that doubles as a theater. Somehow I doubt that the[…]

Screwtape Letters — The Movie !! ??

I would have imagined that This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti would have been made into a movie first, but lo and behold, Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis is being made into a movie by Walden Media! You can read about it here in Marcus Goodyear’s exclusive interview with Micheal Flaherty, President of Walden Media.[…]

The HOBBIT With Peter Jackson!

This just in from TheOneRing.net: December 18, 2007 ACADEMY AWARD-WINNER PETER JACKSON AND NEW LINE CINEMA JOIN WITH MGM TO PRODUCE “THE HOBBIT,” EAGERLY-ANTICIPATED FANTASY ADVENTURE EPIC. NEW LINE AND MGM TO CO-PRODUCE AND SHARE WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS. PETER JACKSON AND FRAN WALSH TO EXECUTIVE PRODUCE TWO FILMS BASED ON “THE HOBBIT”. Read about it[…]

Lessons From The Golden Compass

Yesterday I read a critique of Philip Pullman and his book series (the first book of which is The Golden Compass). If you are not familiar with The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman, it is a fantasy novel (now a movie) where at the end of the series the children kill God. This is serious[…]