TAKING 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:
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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