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  1. Writing When There Is No Answer

    October 26, 2018 5:05 pm Leave a Comment

    For a year or more when I was a schoolboy, I sent my stories to a nun in a strict religious order. I did not know that she would receive them only after a mother superior examined the contents for signs of wanderlust and wavering. The nun had been my… Read more »

    Tags: James Casper The Far End of the Park writing process

  2. A Bloody Habit: News, Reviews, and Interviews!

    October 24, 2018 6:42 pm Leave a Comment

    Eleanor Bourg Nicholson has had a busy time since the release of her vampire novel A Bloody Habit. In addition to appearing on several podcasts, she’s also written a piece on dating vampires (she’s against it) and has been interviewed in print. The novel has also been collecting stellar reviews,… Read more »

    Tags: A Bloody Habit author interviews Eleanor Bourg Nicholson podcasts reviews

  3. John Herreid

    Happy Inktober!

    October 23, 2018 5:05 pm 2 Comments

    For the past several years, something called Inktober has become an annual October tradition for both amateur and professional artists and illustrators. It’s intended to get people back to drawing with plain old pen and paper rather than relying excessively on digital methods, and to reawaken creative impulses by giving… Read more »

    Tags: hobbies illustration inktober

  4. This Book Is Burning

    October 5, 2018 5:10 pm 1 Comment

    In the current not-so-civil war between conservative and liberal Catholicism, there will be no winners. Like World War One, it is a gruesome conflict of carnage and attrition. Casualties mount all around, and also in a middle ground staked out by novels like Everywhere in Chains. In the middle ground,… Read more »

    Tags: current events Everywhere in Chains James Casper

  5. Two New Novels from Ignatius Authors

    October 3, 2018 6:00 pm Leave a Comment

    Two Ignatius Press authors have new novels out from other publishers. While these books are not available from Ignatius Press, they are books you will enjoy! T. M. Doran, author of Toward the Gleam, has a new sequel out titled The Lucifer Ego. The official description follows: Long awaited by… Read more »

    Tags: novels The Accidental Marriage Toward the Gleam

  6. Ignatius Press Novels

    See Michael D. O’Brien (and other authors) in San Francisco!

    August 16, 2018 5:15 pm Leave a Comment

    This November we will be having a celebration: it’s our 40th anniversary! On November 2 and 3, we will be having a dinner and conference at St. Mary’s Cathedral Event Center featuring several of our authors including novelist Michael D. O’Brien. Learn more about this event and purchase tickets at… Read more »

    Tags: conferences event michael d. o'brien

  7. Ignatius Press Novels

    Save BIG on Novels in Our Summer Sale!

    July 20, 2018 6:43 pm Leave a Comment

    It’s summer, which means it’s time for the annual Ignatius Press Summer Sale. While there are many books and DVDs in this sale (which ends August 31, 2018), there’s also a number of novels and books on C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien on sale that you should know about. So,… Read more »

    Tags: novels sale summer sale

  8. Now Available: A Bloody Habit

    July 13, 2018 4:43 pm Leave a Comment

    It’s one of the most unusual novels we’ve ever published. A vampire hunter who is also a Dominican friar? And it’s also one of the most captivating books we’ve published, an evocative Gothic horror novel with deep spiritual themes. Eleanor Bourg Nicholson’s novel has won praise from literary masters such… Read more »

    Tags: A Bloody Habit Eleanor Bourg Nicholson novels podcasts

  9. Who Is My (Time Traveling) Neighbor?

    June 21, 2018 10:41 am Leave a Comment

    And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you read?”  And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,… Read more »

    Tags: book review connie willis science fiction time travel

  10. Ray Bradbury is best remembered as a writer of fantasy and science fiction, whose stories often took huge ideas and grappled with them by inventing fantastic worlds and creatures. But he was also the master of the small and quiet, someone whose observation of human tics and traits served him… Read more »

    Tags: book review coming of age James Casper

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