I always wondered why babies cry when I walk by, and now I know. I am a beast. You ask me how I know. You see, I was walking through a beautiful forest on a Sunday afternoon stroll when a horrible snort sounded in the bushes to my right. I whirled and came face to..read more
Flash fiction, a new morsel of story to keep we in the Underground well fed. See, I have written something for you, about you and me. Read The Gunslinger in The Underground, it will take 20 seconds. Then post a comment on Ted’s Facebook Fan Page BY CLICKING HERE and tell me what it means..read more931 comments
Asking readers what they think about reading a novel that both begins and ends a series, such as Green, is a bit like asking someone what they think about being thrown out of an airplane with a parachute strapped on. Until youâve done it, you can only guess. Those who’ve read the Circle Series thus..read more692 comments
It has been said that words are one of Godâs greatest gifts to mankind. In that they allow us to scratch the surface of an idea and to share that experience with a limited group of othersâŚ yes, words are invaluable. But without the incarnation of idea, words are hardly more than mathematical symbols. They..read more1,026 comments
To me it feels like the beginning of a much larger phenomenon. The best kind of crazy madness. Hundreds of passionate believers who had crossed the land to bask in the glow of their own redemptive story were once again surprised by just how powerful that story is. I know I was surprised. But really,..read more508 comments
SCOURGE OF THE EARTH or compassionate lovers of human kind? Depending on where you live and what your experience is, Christians may be identified as either one, and, much to the chagrin of those who use the label to describe themselves, legitimately so. It all boils down to what you mean by the label âChristian.â..read more907 comments
The release of BoneManâs Daughters is upon us. The one question I am asked at nearly every interview is, “What inspired you to write this novel?” My answer is nearly always the same, I write to explore. But BoneManâs Daughters has a unique story behind it: The unnerving story of my own daughter. Now, I..read more1,770 comments
I was on the phone with a ranking member of the establishment recently, a gatekeeper for a major retailer in CBA who was giving me his lowdown on BoneManâs Daughters.
âDeeply moving,â he said. âThe best from you in years in my opinion. I couldnât put it down.â
I chuckled. âYou liked it, huh?â
âI did, I really didâŚâ There was a pause. âBut itâs definitely not for everyone.â
My smile vanished. âWhat do you mean?â I asked.
So here I sit, facing down another monster. Youâd think that after all this time nestled down in my hole on this spinning globe, Iâd be able to look challenges in the face and think of them as something less threatening than a monster. But then again, life is all about monsters. The loss of..read more802 comments
WATCHING PEOPLE’S reactions to the themes in the movie House has been interesting. The film as a whole is deeply influenced by everything from cinematography to acting to direction to score to special effectsâŚthe list is endless, and the end product was way beyond my control. But the story on which the movie is based..read more562 comments