CSFF Blog Tour: Tuck – DAY 1

tuckTAKING A BREAK FROM MY BREAK: I’ve been on a break from the amazing CSFF Blog Tour for the past several months in order to work on the very thing that this tour focuses on: books. I felt I owed it to my fans and my two publishers (Tsaba House and Thomas Nelson) to complete two looming projects: Book 3 of The White Lion Chronicles, and Book 1 of The Berinfell Prophecies. With that said, I’m still not finished with either (although very, very close), but I had to jump back into the fray for this month’s tour because it’s a Lawhead book. Need I say more?

THE ONLY REASON I WOULD WEAR A MAXI PAD: As most of you know who follow me here, Stephen R. Lawhead is my hero, and the author who inspired me to start writing in the first place. I’ve had spurts of contact with him over the past 5 years, which I cherish each occasion. To say I’m enamored would be an understatement. But respect would be a much more civil word. I’ve never been one to go ga-ga over stars, but sitting down with Lawhead over a pint somewhere in a European stone pub might actually make me wear a Depends Pad (with wings).

GOOD THINGS ARE WORTH WAITING FOR: Like any well respecting Lawhead fan, I’ve been patiently waiting for the third and final installment of the King Raven Trilogy: Tuck. It has, in affect, put me in mind as to how my own readers feel with the delay in my third book. Although, I will not put myself on par with Lawhead, either in wordsmithing or delay; where mine is chalked up to significant projects in church life and professional life, Mr. Lawhead had a battle with cancer. (Author Note: My thoughts and prayers have been with you, Steve). But the delay has been well worth the wait.

FROM ENGLAND TO…WALES?: For those not familiar with this series, it’s a whole new take on the story of Robin Hood, one Lawhead bases on five years spent in Wales himself. There he studied the lure, culture, and plausibility of Robin’s adventures not coming from the small English forest of Nottingham, but the much larger, vastly more dynamic setting of Wales. And since it was the Welsh that first adopted the technology of the longbow from the Romans long before the English ever did, Lawhead suggests that Robin seems much more likely to be from the western lands. While some have fought this bitterly, I for one love the premise. But then again, I’m the one wearing extra padding in my underpants. ch:

LEAVE A COMMENT! Q: Who would you wear a maxi pad for if you met in person?
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Tomorrow: My Great Disappointment with Tuck

Please visit all my fellow touries and read their insights’ on Tuck!:

Brandon Barr, Jim Black, Keanan Brand, Rachel Briard, Grace Bridges, Valerie Comer, Amy Cruson, CSFF Blog Tour, Stacey Dale, D. G. D. Davidson, Jeff Draper, April Erwin, Karina Fabian, Alex Field, Beth Goddard , Todd Michael Greene, Ryan Heart, Timothy Hicks, Joleen Howell, Becky Jesse, Cris Jesse, Jason Joyner, Kait, Carol Keen, Krystine Kercher, Dawn King, Terri Main, Margaret, Melissa Meeks, Rebecca LuElla Miller, Caleb Newell, Eve Nielsen, Nissa, John W. Otte, John Ottinger, Epic Rat, Steve Rice, Crista Richey, Hanna Sandvig, Chawna Schroeder, James Somers, Robert Treskillard, Rachel Starr Thomson, Steve Trower, Speculative Faith, Fred Warren, Phyllis Wheeler, Jill Williamson

  • Christopher, you certainly know how to put a new spin on a question don’t you?

    In this case, I’m not answering 0:-)

    I’m not really one to go gaga over stars either. Although I do get a little nervous around them. (But then I get nervous around my closest friends as well.)

    Alright, I’m stalling in answering the question. Truth is, I don’t really know. I was nervous before meeting Sir Wayne and Sir Bryan last year, and a little nervous about meeting you. But I wasn’t quite THAT nervous.

    Wish I could answer your question, it’s not really something I’ve put a whole lot of thought into, in those terms at least. Though I can imagine I’d be pretty nervous meeting for example, a President.

    I really want to read Mr. Lawhead’s books. My friend Aaron is always telling me to read them. I believe my friend Jared is also constantly recommending them. The two before this one have just appeared in our new churches library so it looks like I’m going to have a chance! Yeah! I’m rereading through your books right now, but I think I’ll read these books next. 🙂 I’m not doing the blog tour this month as I haven’t read the book. (Not having read the previous ones.)

    -Shane

  • Hmm, Darth Vader.

  • Keanan Brand

    I’ve been nervous in the presence of some people, and then I’ve sat down and had lengthy conversations with folks I didn’t know were supposed to make me nervous. I’m a little clueless that way.

    I’d like to meet Mr. Lawhead someday, though, and a whole list of other writers. (But, alas, I shall not list them!) =0)

  • I generally don’t get weirded out by personalities either. I think Billy Graham would probably send me in search of new boxers. lol

    Maybe Peter Jackson too. I’m very fond of his LOTR movies, you know.

    Btw, good luck with H3. I’m praying!

  • In seriousness, it’s hard for me to say how I’d react to someone famous since I haven’t really met anyone that would qualify. No one in particular comes to mind, but I’d probably be starstruck by pretty much anyone of note. Perhaps some Gollum juice like Andy Circus used would be good to have on hand, since my voice seems to be the first thing to go. Just ask the officer on I-90 🙂

  • Praying for a safe delivery on your new babe coming! that being said, after 4 ones of my own wings are part of my wardrobe hahahaha.

    seriously.. tough to say.. I don’t think anyone would make me freak out.. Frank Peretti or Susan May Warren would be on the top of my lists though for authors who would fluster me!

  • You know, there is a great joke about Billy Graham and a cop pulling him over! Anyone care to tell it? 😉 Thanks for all the comments, gang. ch:

  • Avery Northwood

    Billy Graham was returning to Charlotte after a speaking engagement and when his plane arrived there was a limousine there to transport him to his home.. As he prepared to get into the limo, he stopped and spoke to the driver.

    “You know” he said, “I am 87 years old and I have never driven a limousine. Would you mind if I drove it for a while?”

    The driver said, “No problem. Have at it.” Billy gets into the driver’s seat and they head off down the highway. A short distance away sat a rookie State Trooper operating his first speed trap.

    The long black limo went by him doing 70 in a 55 mph zone. The trooper pulled out and easily caught the limo and he got out of his patrol car to begin the procedure. The young trooper walked up to the driver’s door and when the glass was rolled down, he was surprised to see who was driving.

    He immediately excused himself and went back to his car and called his supervisor. He told the supervisor, “I know we are supposed to enforce the law… But I also know that important people are given certain courtesies. I need to know what I should do because I have stopped a very important person.”

    The supervisor asked, “Is it the governor?”

    The young trooper said, “No, he’s more important than that.”

    The supervisor said, “Oh, so it’s the president.”

    The young trooper said, “No, he’s even more important than that.”

    The supervisor finally asked, “Well then, who is it?”

    The young trooper said, “I think it’s Jesus, because he’s got Billy Graham for a chauffeur!”