Friday, June 20, 2008

Craft Cinema

I'm excited to announce a new blog that I'm hosting with my pals in the ACFW Rocky Mountain Zone. Craft Cinema is a place to discuss movies through the craft of fiction. We will watch a movie a month, either at home at your leisure, or plan to join us if you're in the Denver or Colorado Springs area on the third Saturday of the month. Then, we will discuss the movie on the Craft Cinema blog beginning on the fourth Monday until we've exhausted the subject. The beginning of the month, I'll post a new movie for us to watch.

Our June Movie Madness Feature Presentation is Galaxy Quest starring Tim Allen. We will discuss the Hero's Journey and how it relates to the Character Arc.

This will be good stuff, folks! I've found I can learn better visually, and what better way to do that than through watching a good movie. And the perk, of course, is getting to hang out with your friends, either in person or in Cyberville.

Pass the popcorn, and join us on June 23 at Craft Cinema!
And here's a PS: Notice that I've added a way to subscribe to this blog. Scroll to the bottom of the text on the right and enter your email address. That way, you'll never miss a post on my blog! You can subscribe to Craft Cinema over on that blog, too!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Interviews, Articles, Reviews - Oh, my! Part II

A couple of friends have joined my blog tour, so I have an updated list below.


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Interviews, Articles, Reviews - Oh, my!

Florida Weddings is in stores now! Look for it in the C's for Coleman as Lynn A. Coleman is the first author in the collection. Kristy Dykes is the second, and bringing up the rear is Kathleen E. Kovach! My story is Merely Players, the Heartsong Presents novel that came out in 2006.
Here's a brief synopsis of Florida Weddings:
  • When thieves ransack Renee Austin's design firm, all the evidence points to her as the culprit. Her boss, Aaron Chapin, wants to trust her, but secrets from her past are endangering more than one life. Will the Cords of Love give Renee the strength to prove her innocence?
  • Child psychologist Jeris Waldron is a children's director at a church, hoping to win some hearts for the Lord. Brady Moore has prayed for a new mommy and believes Jeris is the answer, but his dad, Luke, has his doubts. Will this threesome allow God to show them the Heart of the Matter?
  • Having escaped from Hollywood, Bethany Hamilton finally feels safe in Florida--until she comes face-to-face with Brick Connor, the man who abandoned her for the big screen. When Brick meets up with Bethany again, he realizes he still loves her. Does God have a plan, or are these wounded hearts Merely Players in a cruel game of love?

I've asked some friends to promote Florida Weddings for me on their blogs. Here's a schedule over the next couple of months. Some are interviews, some are articles, and some are reviews. I do hope you'll mark your calendars and visit me over there. Please leave comments, too!


  • TODAY! Wed, June 11 - Paula Moldenhauer has reprinted my article from Seekerville. "Take Your Passion and Make It Happen" is about my writing walk and how I got that first contract for Merely Players.
  • Wed, June 18 - Rachel Hauck has asked me to talk about my book. I'll go into some of my research. Do you know the difference between a bottle-nosed dolphin and a Pantropical spotted dolphin? I had never heard of the latter before I wrote this book!
  • Sat, June 22 - Angie Breidenbach has asked me to pull out something nifty (my word) from my book. So I will talk about what role symbolism played in the writing of this story. (Preview: Is it just a storm?)
  • Wed, July 2 - Margie Vawter will offer a brief review and an interview on my writing process.
  • Wed, July 9 - Tiff Stockton will also interview me.

Stay tuned, I may have others who would like to finish out July.


I want to add this brief note. Kristy Dykes, the middle author in our collection was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer a few months ago. Her friends and family are asking for a miracle for Kristy this side heaven. Please join us, and read her blog that her husband, Milton, is keeping up for her and updating on her condition daily. It's an inspirational testimony that touches everyone who stops by.