Recently I had the privilege of visiting the offices of my new publisher, Thomas Nelson, in Nashville. I thought readers might be interested in an “inside look” at an author’s day at the publishing house…
Because this is a new relationship, the time was set aside for a number of agenda items – getting to know each other and talking books.
I arrived in Nashville the day before we were to get together at the publishing house, and met up with my dear friend Kelly, who now lives in Memphis, a few hours away. She graciously made the drive to spend time with me, and even more graciously agreed to a crazy idea I’d hatched a few days earlier.
Merry Christmas, friends! I’ve shared this poem and video in past years, but wanted to post it again, as a Christmas reminder to all of us.
May the season take your breath away with The One True Story that became fact, and may the New Year inspire you to embrace the adventure God is calling you to, with purpose and passion!
I am so pleased to announce that I’ve recently signed with a new publishing house, Thomas Nelson Publishers, to continue writing the stories I love. The first of these new books will be Garden of Madness, set among the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Garden of Madness is due out in about five months – in May, 2012. You can find out more about Garden of Madness on this page, and even sign up for a reminder, which will include you in a special offer when the book releases.
As a historian, Flavius Josephus (37 – c. AD 100) has long been valued for his contribution to the scholarship of a place and period that has relatively few reliable sources. For two thousand years his works have been studied and scrutinized by both Christians and Jews for their specific interest in the subject matter, and by historians at large interested in the period. Through the years Josephus has been at times vilified, and at others excused, even appreciated, for his peculiar relationship with the Romans of his day – a relationship often considered dubious in its beginnings and earning him the label of “traitor.”
I recently read Forbidden and though I don’t comment on every book I read on this blog, I had to mention this one, as it touches so dynamically on ideas that resonate with me.
I’ll admit to some bias when starting this book. Tosca is a friend of mine, and one of my favorite writers. Her novel, Havah: The Story of Eve is one of my all-time favorite books.