When I was a kid (some time before the Civil War ) life wasn’t quite as convenient as it is today. This was before email, personal computers, microwave ovens, etc. While I didn’t grow up in poverty, my family was not by any stretch of the imagination wealthy. I got lots of hand-me-downs, didn’t have the latest toys, clothing, etc., and if anything I had broke, guess what? We didn’t just throw it away and replace it. We mended it.
Let’s imagine for a moment that for once in your life, someone finally came to their senses and listened to you? And take it a few steps further, they made you say–oh, I don’t know–the President of the United States? Every president has, whether they meant to or not, left an impact, a legacy.
Here are a few:
I had a great time chatting with Cyrus Webb, host of Midday Conversations recently. During the live show we talked about my writing, my life, and a bit about TERMINUS. Give a listen if you will. The interview can be heard by clicking the play button at the bottom of this post.
Thanks to Random.org we found 5 winners for TERMINUS. One will receive a signed paperback edition, and the others will receive an ebook version.
Here are the winners:
I’m giving away a signed paperback copy of TERMINUS, and four ebook editions (total of 5 winners).
Here’s all you have to do:
Have we become so familiar with God in our “culture” that He no longer draws from us awe and wonder? Has God become a cosmic buddy, or life coach? I fear that this might have happened in my life and I fall in the danger of esteeming him lightly, which is to say, dishonoring Him. And how about the Church? Has God ceased to strike a healthy and good sense of awe in its people? What about our nation, our world?
Tossing and turning at night, troubled by that one issue that you have no way of knowing, no way to control, and no absolute certainty of the outcome?
Through the years, I’ve had plenty of things to worry about. There were months of unemployment, wondering if we’d be able to pay the rent, keep the lights on, life -threatening family health issues, sudden deaths of friends and loved ones, etc. Lean times, scary times with which I’m sure many can relate. It was stressing the heck out of me and I could easily lose sleep over it. After all, what else could I do but my best?
Then I realized, I had a choice.
In a certain country, where certain crimes such as adultery were punishable by death, woman who had been caught in the act was brought before the people to be executed by stoning.
She knelt there, her heart pounding, her throat dry, not only from the fear of the pain she would experience as each rock struck her, but also from the shame, the public humiliation, and the scorn of those who accused her….
Have you ever felt tired, no matter how much sleep you get? How about focus, do you ever find yourself standing in a room, trying to remember what it was you came looking for, or sitting in front of the computer wondering what you’re supposed to do next?
In the past year or so, I’d been having some trouble with these issues and more, resulting in stress. It would lead to exhaustion and even a sense of depression. So about a year ago, I decided to to heart the advice I’d receive
As anyone who finds it difficult to make enough time to whittle down their TBR list will tell you, sometimes multi-tasking by listening to audiobooks is the only way to accomplish this.
I’m happy to announce that the audiobook edition of TERMINUS is currently in production. It’s going to be read by the supremely talented Daniel Dorse. The release date should be Summer 2013, which is only a few months away.
In addition to that, the audiobook edition of Once We Were Kings is also currently in production, read by another fantastic voice talent Chandler Craig.
These are the first full-length novels of mine to go into production for audiobook and it’s quite an enjoyable experience working with voice talents of such high calibre and professionalism.
Keep an eye on this blog for the actual release dates.
Do you enjoy audiobooks? Which are your favorites? Do you have a favorite narrator? Let me know in the comments section below.