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Introducing Francisco Cordoba Thursday, 20 April 2017

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Another upcoming author who deserves some publicity is Francisco Cordoba. Most of his writing has to do with his beloved horses.

Here he gives us some insight into how he came to be an author, as well as some other personal insights. (more…)

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Review of Mission With by Paul Keeble Friday, 14 April 2017

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Paul Keeble shares, on the one hand, his family’s experiences of living for over 30 years as part of an underprivileged community in inner-city Manchester and, on the other hand, his personal (theological, social, political) reflections on his motivation and influence in that situation. (more…)

Impressions of The Shack Wednesday, 12 April 2017

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Saw The Shack yesterday. Excellent film, very true to the book, highly recommended. It has a very refreshing message:

  1. God really loves us and longs for us to share our lives with Him day by day.
  2. Horrible things are not His doing; there is an evil power at work; but God can bring blessing out of the most tragic events.
  3. We are wrong to judge others; with God’s help we need to forgive those who wrong us.
  4. There is a very real life after death, where pain is forgotten, wrongs are forgiven and relationships are healed.

Interview with Writer Amir Lane Tuesday, 14 March 2017

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I’m trying something new. I’d like to introduce you to some up-and-coming authors.

Today it’s Amir Lane (pronounced Ah-meer), who ventures into a very different genre from mine. Perhaps it’s to your taste.

Amir is a supernatural and urban fantasy writer from Sudbury, Ontario and the author of Shadow Maker: Morrighan House Witches Book One, which follows physics major Dieter Lindemann as he’s dragged down against his will into Necromancy and blood magic.

Amir answered a few personal questions for me. (more…)

Tanausú: König der Guanchen von Harald Braem Wednesday, 22 February 2017

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Wir tauchen in eine bislang unbekannte Welt des Mittelalters hinein, die Kultur der Guanchen der Kanarischen Inseln, die grösstenteils von der Aussenwelt abgeschnitten existieren, weder Metall noch Papier kennen, jedoch einen eigenen Glauben, eine fortgeschrittene Ethik und eine raffinierte Heilkunde besitzen. Zwei Fäden leiten uns durch die Geschehnisse: Eine herzliche Liebesgeschichte zwischen Bencomo und Ica, und der spannende Zusammenprall zweier Zivilisationen, als die Spanier sich verpflichtet fühlen, die Insel La Palma zu erobern und die Einheimischen zum christlichen Glauben zu bekehren. (more…)

A convoluted family saga – Chosen? by Mel Menzies Monday, 28 November 2016

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We are plunged into a multifaceted family intrigue that seems to have rather too many coincidences at first. As the plot thickens, we are drawn in on the excitement and left guessing time and again. The main characters are well-developed and the storyline thought-provoking. (more…)

What would Daddy say? Sunday, 20 November 2016

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“Where’s Daddy gone?”

“Dunno. Said something about going to see someone.”

“Didn’t he ask us to go with him?”

“I’m old enough to decide what I want to do.” I polish my shoes, check my hair in the mirror and put on my new coat. “You coming with me?”

“O–K.” Pete also gets himself ready. “Did you tell Daddy where you were going?”

“To the woods.”

petit enfant blond dans la foret“We could go down to the river for a swim. No one would notice.”

“That would be lying. Daddy would be horrified.”

We set off down the dirt track between the autumnal trees.

“Hey! Look out! It’s muddy there. Daddy doesn’t like us to get our shoes dirty.” (more…)

Moving marriage maelstrom – Review of Time To Shine by Mel Menzies Wednesday, 16 November 2016

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51ihelqdudl-_sy291_bo1204203200_ql40_fmwebp_4 starsA deep childhood wound plagues Carl’s conscience but the discipline and drive instilled in him by his severe and – as it turns out – hypocritical father nevertheless enables him to succeed in his business venture. Sadly, this is at the cost of failing to show true love for his wife and family and succumbing to a disgraceful affair. (more…)

Tomfoolery again! – a review of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain Sunday, 2 October 2016

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screen-shot-2016-11-06-at-08-34-41I took advantage of my bedridden state to remedy one of my childhood lapses – and quite enjoyed it.

Exciting, silly, rather harmless and quite preposterous adventures. The insight into white hypocrisy – preaching love and conducting a bloody feud at the same time – and racial injustice, whereby Blacks are treated little better than animals, is rather salutary.

We love Huck and Jim, and join them wholeheartedly in their various escapades. On the other hand, the criminal deception shown by the gate-crashing pranksters rather disgusts us.

When Tom suddenly turns up, his ridiculously romantic ideas about how a real escape should be orchestrated cause the plot to drag for a while, until the final showdown.

Uncanny – a review of The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler Thursday, 29 September 2016

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screen-shot-2016-11-06-at-08-38-50Vogler seems to know all about my novel, Aquila! Or is he saying that all stories are basically the same, whether it’s The Wizard Of Oz, Star Wars or Titanic? Then how can anyone write anything new? [But that would be like arguing that since most sentences consist of a subject, a verb and an object, with a few adjectives, adverbs and subordinate clauses thrown in here and there, no one can ever write or say anything original!]

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