One day, about several months ago, in a Facebook group not so far away, an author posted this:
… I think it would be cool if someone organized a speculative anthology where each story is based on one of the 9 Beatitudes in Matthew or one of the 4 woes of Luke. 13 authors, each assigned/choosing one of those verses, expressing it in fantastical story form…
That author, CW Briar, had created a firestorm.
Immediately, interest piqued. Christian authors and readers jumped on the bandwagon on this wonderful idea. Of course! Why hadn’t many of us thought of it before? General online excitement ensured as authors clamored for a chance to be one of the ones selected for this project. After all, most of us could recite them forwards and backwards.
But had we ever had a chance to explore them in a deeper context? What better way to do that than through the universal language of story?
Join me as I chat with the brain and brawn behind the newest anthology by Bear Publications — Beatitudes and Woes — CW Briar and Travis Perry. You can join in the conversation by calling 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/s/11415071.
A formerly barred jockey battling addiction, the fledging female trainer he loves, and her criminal father race a mysterious, super-talented horse with no legal papers all the way to the Kentucky Derby while a crusading track detective is fixated on foiling their ringer scheme and putting them in jail.
Join me as I chat with my returning guest co-host and contributor, Ed Donnelly and his book! You can 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. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/11325187.
A Covert Rescue Mission No One Expects to Succeed–Who will survive?
Special operator and “nice Jewish kid from Hawaii,” Jake “Snake” Drecker, is intent on a mission across borders to eliminate a brutal terrorist cell. That they may or may not also be holding an American missionary hostage is unclear.
The intelligence is sketchy, the objectives vague, and the chance of success slim. Jake’s boss and old friend, Lieutenant Colonel Mike “Pancho” Sanchez, wonders at the mysterious motivation behind his best soldier’s decisions–and about an equally mysterious rogue military unit that shows up at the worst moments to insert itself into their operations. That the CIA seems willing to sacrifice both Drecker’s team and the hostage only adds to the mystery, forcing Pancho to dig deep to discover the truth behind the missionary’s past. And time is running out as Drecker drags his team on a quixotic rescue operation into the very belly of the beast–a mission Drecker and Pancho both know they cannot survive unscathed.
Join me as I chat with Tim Moynihan about his new book! You can 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. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/11295329.
Escaping a violent and abusive environment, eight-year-old Emanuel Martinez attempts to cross through three countries to be with his mother, Ana, whom he hasn’t seen since he was a baby. When la migra catches him at the border and he’s thrown into an immigration center, his dreams for being a real family start to disappear.
Vowing never to be like her own mother who abandoned her and never looked back, Ana has worked for six years to get her son to the United States, Now Ana has to rely on her distant mother and her alcoholic boyfriend, Carlos, to finally get her son to her side so they can build a life together.
When Lauren Barrett agrees to help with the afterschool program, she soon realizes she’s bitten off more than she can chew. Growing up in an unsupportive home has made her insecure and vulnerable, plus suffering through years of infertility hasn’t helped matters. Yet she longs to do something meaningful with her life and wonders when that opportunity will come along. When a special young boy named Emanuel enters her life, he turns her worldview on its head.
As their lives intersect, will they help each other understand what family and love and home really mean?
Join me as I chat with author Alison Garcia and her book! You can 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. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/11242365.
With the Empire of Chol bent on their destruction, the Etom of Endego and their newfound allies brace for the enemy’s assault. Against an army of such colossal foes, how might the tiny creatures possibly stand a chance?
Meanwhile, events set in motion during Company Jasper’s daring escape from Sakkan lead Nat and his friends on a search for one the Eben’kayah thought lost long ago. Along their journey will they discover the Keys to the Captive Heart?
Join me as I chat with my returning guest host and contributor Timothy Hurst and his newest release! You can 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. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/11165663.
I’ve Got To Write! It’s Like Fire Shut Up In My Bones! Personal Growth Study and Journal
Several scriptures implore you as a Christian writer to share the Word of God while on earth.
1. You’ve got to write because you are called to write. According to Jeremiah 1:5, God called you from the beginning of time. He knew you would be a writer when you were in your mother’s womb. God created you to be a writer. Your goal is to distribute His words in foreign lands or scatter abroad.
2. You’ve got to write because it is your spiritual gift. God has given every Christian has a gift. As a Christian writer, your purpose is to write. As God’s ambassador here on earth, you are to use your gift to help in Kingdom building and to bless others.
3. You’ve Got to write to bring God Glory. You are the spokesperson in this dark and depraved world. Your written words have power. Therefore, you must spread His word to those who are so desperately waiting.
I’ve Got To Write! It’s Like Fire Shut Up In My Bones! Spiritual Growth Journal is a study designed with you, the writer, in mind. It invites you on a prayerful journey through the beautiful and transforming word of the Bible while encouraging you to write. Each verse for reflection comes with a writing prompt. While on this writing journey you will spend time in God’s presence. He will reveal amazing treasures to you in His Word – and He will change your heart as a writer.
For the New Year, lets listen as I chat with author, speaker, consultant, pastor, and publisher Dr. Norma McLauchlin. You can call in at 929-477-1965 and press 1 to be live on air. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/11151617.
I 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.
You can call in and ask your questions at 646-668-8485 and press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us in iTunes. Or, click on the link here. http://tobtr.com/11039591.
and press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us in iTunes. Or, click on the link here. http://tobtr.com/11039591.