Tonight on the Write Stuff — Screenwriting for the General Market with Bob Saenz

littlebobandbuddyI believe you would be hard-pressed to not find an author who wouldn’t LOVE to have their book adapted to the big screen. Movie producers and independent filmmakers and even Hollywood, Bollywood, and Nollywood are all looking for fresh content to entertain the masses.

A lot of authors who are Christians toe the line of whether they should write for the general market or not. For screenwriting, this means developing a script that would appeal across the board.

Join me as I chat with Bob Saenz — actor, author, and screenwriter extraordinaire. Bob has been writing professionally since 1990. He started by writing bits for his nighttime radio show on KYCY in San Francisco and later writing for and producing talk radio at KGO/KSFO in San Francisco. That led to his being hired to rewrite and add humor to existing industrial film scripts for commercial production companies in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Tonight on the Write Stuff — The Gnostic Library with Lewis Smith

gnosticThe deserts of Egypt conceal the greatest treasure since the Dead Sea Scrolls…
…and the twisted hate of a master terrorist!

Father Duncan MacDonald, Vatican archeologist, has been doing routine parish work in the States near the home of his friends Joshua and Isabella Parker, who are investigating a mysterious Spanish mission in north Texas. Suddenly Duncan is called away to help excavate an ancient library full of writings by the early Christian sect known as the Gnostics, discovered by a villager in Egypt’s Black Desert.

Working with British archeologist Dr. Katherine Feezel, Duncan begins retrieving and preserving the scrolls and codices from the stone structure, buried in the dunes for seventeen hundred years. Katherine, a lovely widow, stirs feelings that he had long suppressed in his service to God and the Church. Before he can resolve this inner conflict, the two scholars are kidnapped by a savage band of jihadists known as the Army of Allah and their sinister leader, Muhammad Al-Shavadi. Josh and Isabella and the rest of the Capri Team race across the globe to help rescue their friend and colleague, but time is running out – and Duncan must decide how far he will go to save the woman he has fallen in love with!

The Gnostic Library brings the adventures of the Capri Team to a heart-pounding conclusion!

Join Lewis and I as we talk about his newest release at 7 pm Eastern time. Call in at 646-668-8485 and press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes. Click on the linkhttp://tobtr.com/10994507.


lewissigning.jpgLewis Ben Smith’s many friends describe him as a man of numerous talents, and with good reason.

As much at home behind the pulpit as he is in his classroom, where he teaches history to students of six different grades, Lewis also loves walking down ancient riverbeds seeking to add to his museum-like collection of stone artifacts left behind by Texas’ ancient inhabitants. He has even helped excavate the fossilized remains of a Mosasaur, a type of marine dinosaur that roamed the shallow seas that once covered his neck of the woods more than 70,000,000 years ago.

A voracious lifelong reader, Lewis saw his thrilling debut novel, The Testimonium, released by eLectio Publishing in the summer of 2014.

It was soon followed in the spring of 2015 by a historical title, The Redemption of Pontius Pilate, and then another modern archaeological mystery, Matthew’s Autograph, published that same autumn. Theophilus, which covers much of the Roman world in New Testament times, came out in 2017, and most recently his fifth novel The Gnostic Library, which sets its cast of archaeologists down amid the turmoil of present-day Egyp

Tonight on the Write Stuff — The Sorcerer’s Bane with Chris Wachter

baneLight and dark battle for the soul of six-year old Prince Rayne, heir to the throne of all Ochen and prophesied Light Bringer of the One. Kidnapped, his memories and voice blocked, claimed as a slave, and given the name Wren, he is raised as an assassin.
Sigmund, powerful ancient sorcerer and enemy of the One, plans to frustrate the prophecy by using the young prince to assassinate his own parents. With the death of the Light Bringer and the failure of the prophecy, Sigmund and his demonic colleagues will be free to bring darkness to all seven worlds of Ochen. But what the sorcerer fails to realize is that the One has already claimed the boy, placing within his spirit a glowing ember of light, and giving him support in a world of abuse and violence.
The Seven Words fantasy series, though set in a far distant future, is a sword and sorcery tale that explores the working out of prophecy through themes of forgiveness, trust, and courage.

Join me as I chat with Chris Watcher and her new book! Call in at 646-668-8485 and press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes. Click on the link here:  http://tobtr.com/10983327.


christ.jpgI started out as a reader … but then, I guess most writers start that way.
Enter: Chris as author!
I am a sixty-something mother of three amazing sons, grandmother of one cute little grandson and a pretty as a princess granddaughter. I have been married to the same absolutely amazingly patient man for nearly forty years.
I spend my days obsessively writing. (Wow, I really do!) And I have been known to spend way too much time gaming on a borrowed X-box.
A degree in Performing Arts and English Education from Rowan University, a job as a professional proofreader, and more than fifty-years of experience as a voracious reader of multiple genres (most especially fantasy), honed by a level of maturity I didn’t possess when I was in my twenties, have prepared me to finally write what I have always loved, fantasy (specifically Christian Fantasy).
I love living in rural Lancaster County, PA and if I’m not writing, I’m reading, walking my dog, working on counted cross stitch, or spending time with family and friends.

Tonight on the Write Stuff — Candid Conversations with Heather Hart

candidLife isn’t always sunshine and chocolate.

It’s hard.

Being a Christian doesn’t change that.

In Candid Conversations you’ll read real life stories from real Christian women, and how God has used their struggles to either refine their faith or used their faith to help them weather the storm. From struggling with doubts to dealing with the loss of a loved one, these women lay it all out. They aren’t afraid to get real, because they know God can use their struggles to inspire, encourage, and reach others all for His glory.

Heather Hart, founder of the #CandidlyChristian movement, encourages readers to be honest and look for ways they can relate to each story. Then take that mentality into their everyday lives and start having candid conversations with those around them. Because when we share our struggles, when we are real, that’s when we truly point others to Jesus.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get Candid.

Join in the discussion as I chat with author Heather Hart and her newest release at 7 pm Eastern.  You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/10912425.


heatherHey there! My name is Heather Hart, and I am about to get candid.

The first thing you need to know about me is that I don’t have it all together… and I’m okay with that. While I am constantly striving to be more like Christ, I know that He has me covered when I fail. That’s the gospel (and I LOVE it!!)

I’m an imperfect mom, but I love my kids like crazy. They might not always have clean faces and manicured nails, but they are mine and I love all four of them.

I’m an epic failure as a wife. I’m constantly putting myself first instead of being the helpmeet my husband needs, but for some reason he loves me anyway (and of course the feeling is mutual).

Other than being a sinner saved by grace, here are a few other fun facts about me:

I love high-heeled boots and flip-flops (no matter what season it is).

If it is under 90 degrees, there is a good possibility that I’m cold. I think I get it from my mama, but either way it makes sunshine and sweaters two of my best buddies.

I am not a morning person, I don’t like vegetables, and unfiltered water makes me sick (literally, we think it’s the chlorine). But, I love Jesus. He can make any day better.

I’m an introvert, but I love others deeply. In other words: It doesn’t matter if we’ve met before, I love you and care about you instantaneously… but I probably don’t show it (unless you count my overabundance of tears… If you are sad or hurting, I’m probably going to cry about it). It also means that I’m crazy quiet and might not talk to you if we ever meet face to face (I’m working on it).

Oh and I love to write! Besides blogging, I also write Bible studies, devotions, and other nonfiction books.

So in a nut shell, I am first and foremost a servant of Christ who is happily married to the man of my dreams – but I am also the mother of four, an internationally best-selling and award-winning author, owner of BooksFaithandCoffee.com, founder of CandidlyChristian.com, and the director of FindYourTrueBeauty.com. I enjoy working from home where I spend my days studying God’s Word, typing on the computer, and encouraging those around me. And, of course, if I am not writing or absorbed in my four kids, I can usually be found with my nose in a book.

Write Stuff Video Podcast — Fertility Pirates by Lynn Donovan

piratesSix hundred lightyears away, a dying civilization cries out in desperation. On Earth, a small band of faithful missionaries commit to bring reproductive technologies and the Christian gospel. The Abraham Project includes scientists, medical personnel, humanitarians, and philanthropist Austin Abraham.

But, piracy taints the mission and the self-sacrificing soldiers of God are trapped—until one is smuggled back to Earth.

Kita and Molly, daughters of Pastor Levi Jacobsen, react to the commission with polar responses—one goes, one stays. When Kita mysteriously returns sterile and claiming things that are impossible, Molly goes undercover. Can she disguise her lack of faith well enough to fake a missionary spirit or will she blow her cover?

Dr. Deuce Abraham, Kita’s doctor after her return, is the last person Molly trusts. How can she possibly, he’s Austin Abraham’s son? Worst yet, he has joined the next pilgrimage. The very one she is on as a covert operative. He has legitimate reasons for going, but how can she believe anything he says? Should she rely on her tried and true gut instincts, or her stupid “gift of discernment”?

With no back up, one inside mole, and a mysterious contact, can she end this cradle of deception? Or will she loose everything, including her own fertility?


Write Stuff First Ever Video Podcast — The Island by J. L. Pattison

islandJoin us for the first ever video podcast.

I had the pleasure of speaking with J. L. Pattison, author The Island. We had had a great time. So enjoy the conversation.

Agent Sherard Parker never expected to get caught.

His first reconnaissance mission with the DEA was supposed to be simple: infiltrate a small South Pacific island and gather intelligence about its involvement in the international drug trade.

But when Parker stumbles upon a hidden airliner reportedly shot down weeks earlier—an act of terrorism that sparked a war—he realizes the island is more than just home to a major drug operation, it’s also part of a conspiracy so evil it could lead to World War III.

After being captured, Parker is forced to abandon his original mission for a far more important one: escape from the island and return to his family.

Can Parker lead an eclectic band of prisoners in a daring life-or-death escape from their tropical prison, or will those in charge of protecting the island prevail, keeping its dark secrets forever?

Tonight on the Write Stuff — The Long Hall by S. C. Freiberger

the long hall

After finding out his mother has cancer, Seth has a dream more real than any he’s ever had. With an angel as his guide, Seth is taken to Hades, a demon high school, where demon professors train their students in the art of deception. The truth Seth uncovers he intends to share with the world. The real question is, will the world listen?

Join me as I talk with S. C. Freiberger about her first release! You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes. Or, click on the link here:  http://tobtr.com/10897515.

 

 


SC FreibeigerEven though The Long Hall is fiction, as an author I want my book to have an impact on the real world. In my youth I was raised by an atheist and called myself an atheist. I laughed at Christians as weak and ignorant people. At the age of twenty-seven I began a personal search for truth which lead me ultimately to the truth of Christ. My journey explains my passion for apologetics, exploring the scientific and historic proofs for Christianity. I am trained in law and practiced law for several years. My dual major undergraduate degree was in English/ Communication. The Long Hall is my first book. I wrote it to share my passion for Christ and to explore and expose the patterns I see in this lost world today.

My book was inspired by CS Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters. Other books I love are Darwin On Trial by Phillip E Johnson, Douglas Axe’s new book Undeniable:How Biology Confirms Our Intuition That Life Is Designed, and the book I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist by Norman Geisler and Frank Turek