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UPDATE: AMY O’NEAL is the winner!!! Congratulations. Stay tuned for more giveaways in the future. I have an AGENT!!! It is official. I’ve signed a contract with Credo Communications, who will represent me to publishing companies. My agent has asked me to create an email list for sharing book release information. This list will be used very infrequently, only when I have important book-related news. If you would like to enter a drawing… Read More

Kathryn leaned close until her lips were next to Eden’s ear. “Your beauty is taken from you, Eden. You have whored yourself out to sin and you will be a vile thing in my sight until you repent. You will not be my angel because you cannot be. You will be my demon, a twisted thorn in my flesh sent to torment me until the day you turn from your sin.” ~… Read More

Sigrid Estrada / FSG / AP

“Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet:  You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself. – Mrs. Whatsit”  ~ Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

“I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of; for to have been thought about, born in God’s thought, and then made by God, is the dearest, grandest and most precious thing in all thinking.”  ~ George MacDonald

“And I say also this.  I do not think the forest would be so bright, nor the water so warm, nor love so sweet, if there were no danger in the lakes.” ~ C.S. Lewis, Out of the Silent Planet 

“Perhaps it’s impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be.” ~ Orson Scott Card, Enders Game

“There never can be a man so lost as one who is lost in the vast and intricate corridors of his own lonely mind, where none may reach and none may save.” – Pebble in the Sky by Isaac Asimov (1950) (Photo Credit: Douglas Kirkland/Corbis)

“Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.”   Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless

“How inappropriate to call this planet “Earth,” when it is clearly “Ocean.”  ~ Sir Arthur C. Clarke

Picard: “I’ve just been paid a visit from Q.” Riker: ” Q? Any idea what he’s up to?” Picard: “He wants to do something nice for me.” Riker “I’ll alert the crew.” ~Picard and Riker, “Qpid” Star Trek Season 4 Episode 20   I love the character Q. He is both nefarious and loveable, and his relationship with Picard makes me laugh.  

A woman and her steed – an enormous majestic lion, have finally come face to face with the power that will save their world from disaster. What stories does this fantasy artwork evoke in your mind? (Click on the thumbnail for a larger image)

“The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is or has been is but the twilight of the dawn.” ~ H.G. Wells

“The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides. The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence. It is nothing but love and emotion.” ~ Jules Verne  

I love fantasy artwork. Each created masterpiece tells many untold stories which promise to entertain. Look upon this face and tell me that your mind doesn’t crave to know just a little bit more. Stunning! Photo Credit: http://wallpho.com/4994-fantasy-face-art.htm

There is something about reading and writing science fiction and fantasy literature which stirs my heart to worship. I am repeatedly drawn into magnificent worlds of wonder inhabited by heroes and heroines who conquer their fears as they overcome great obstacles in their search for both love and restoration. Full of rich history and complex struggles, the characters wade through life, seeking salvation from the tyrants who terrorize and destroy their land. They seek absolution from their own… Read More