Publishing seems to flow in cycles, and to the best of my awareness, there’s not much releasing this month–at least in terms of Christian speculative fiction. But there are several news items that may be of interest, and I also want to take the opportunity to mention a Christian fantasy story for children, written by two lovely people: Donita K Paul and Evangeline Denmark.
Friends come in all sizes, shapes, and colors. Sometimes they’re even dragons.
Roger loves adventure. Today he’s playing pirate, sailing the high seas, dancing to the hornpipe, and catching fish. But the wind’s blown him off course and he’s . . . well . . . lost.
When Padraig, a kitten-sized, bug-eating dragon, encounters the lost turtle, he offers to help Roger find his way home. Roger’s directions take some time to follow—his house looks brown, sounds like singing, smells like baking, feels like sand, and tastes like strawberries—and along the way, Roger and Padraig become friends. And friendship always yields unexpected rewards. Like cookies.
If you have children, young siblings, or neices/nephews, this would make an excellent Christmas gift.
Some Speculative News:
If you live in the Maryland/Northern Virginia area, you may be interested to know that Wayne Thomas Batson is holding several release parties for his fantasy novel Sword in the Stars. For more information (addresses and the like), visit Enter the Door Within.
Sword in the Stars Book Release Party #1
His Way Christian Bookstore
Saturday, December 4th at High Noon!
Sword in the Stars Book Release Party #2
Barnes & Noble Bookstore
Monday, December 6th 6:00–8:30pm!
If you have any news to share, please feel free to comment!