Monthly Archives: June 2011

Under Lock and Key

Inspiring Objects

For as long as I can remember, old doors–with their ornate latches, handles, and locks– have grabbed my attention. Their elegant handwork speaks volumes about a culture different from our own, and thus serves to inspire. Often a world will … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway: Monster in the Hollows by Andrew Peterson

With the onset of summer, there’s a increase of critters venturing out of the woods and fields to pay call in yards and gardens (especially gardens) all around. Fortunately, we have no monsters in our particular locale, but in the … Continue reading

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The Price of Victory

Recently I read a book (which shall remain nameless), in which the author built up the danger posed by the enemy through the entire story. As the plot progressed, the protagonist spent much energy to find the antagonist and prevent … Continue reading

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Darkness Follows, Day 3:
Is Christian Horror Gaining Ground?

I’m keenly interested in the trends of the Christian speculative fiction market, and over the last few years, I’ve noticed a slow, steady growth in the genre of supernatural suspense/horror. The fact that three out of the last four CSFF … Continue reading

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Darkness Follows, Day 1:
Horror as a Love Story?

June 2011 Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog Tour

As I’ve stated elsewhere, I’m not a horror reader and looking over the description of Darkness Follows convinced me it was not my sort of tale. However, I know a number of people quite interested in Christian horror/supernatural thrillers, so … Continue reading

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Lands Away

If you’re a reader who has roamed far and wide in the pages of a book, you’ll appreciate this poem by Emily Dickinson. A Book by Emily Dickinson There is no frigate like a book To take us lands away, … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Refuel Creativity

The busyness and pressures of everyday life often take their toll on creativity. It’s easy to find yourself drained, exhausted, and in need of a little refreshment to nurture the imagination. In those times, “Don’t underestimate the value of Doing … Continue reading

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Mythic Creature: The Njuggle

Name: Njuggle, Nuegle, Noggle, Nuggle, Nuggie Appearance: An amphibious creature, the njuggle appeared in the form of a horse or pony with a greenish mane and a wheel-like tail, which it would hide between its back legs to conceal its … Continue reading

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What Types of Fantasy Do You Read?

If you listen to some segments of the industry, interest in epic fantasy has dwindled. Certainly it doesn’t dominate the current market like the paranormal and urban fantasy stories, yet it is one of my favorite fantasy sub-genres and observation … Continue reading

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Reflections on Craftsmanship
by Anna Beth Sawyer

A Guest Post

In this age of computers, digital art, and electronics, the artisans and craftsmen are being lost to the past. There is something subtly yet exceedingly beautiful about the woodworker laboring for hours at his bench to produce something both useful … Continue reading

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