In Letter from Santa Claus, a children’s picture book by Robin Jones, readers are introduced to five-year-old Robin who is hospitalized with pneumonia leading up to the Christmas of 1949. It’s a heartwarming story, complemented by charming artwork that embodies the magic of Christmas. We caught up with Robin recently to find about more about him and the story behind the story.
I wanted to write about what it’s like to be diagnosed with and live with HIV, but I didn’t want that to be the central theme, but rather one part of the complexity of the characters’ lives.
Jeremy C Bradley-Silverio Donato is a man who exemplifies what it means to reinvent yourself.
Dating has changed dramatically over the last ten years with the advent of Instagram and Tinder. Today’s dating apps only require that users take ten seconds to look at a handful of your photos before making a decision to swipe right (hot) or left (not hot) on you. The selfie focused social media platforms of today have made what you look like more important than what you have to say.
Taking a unique approach to harmonizing the Biblical accounts, Edwin Alan Salhany expertly weaves the four Gospel stories together into one continuous chronological narrative, removing duplication, and yet preserving all the details and nuances of the different writers. Using the venerable King James text, this is not a paraphrase, but a re-edit of the very Word of God.
The Ethiopia famine threatened the lives of many thousands of Ethiopian citizens. It has been estimated that four hundred thousand to five hundred thousand perished due to the famine in 1983-1985, and millions were made destitute. The Face of Hunger: Reflections on a Famine in Ethiopia by Byron Conner, M.D. is a memoir based on the years spent helping to the Ethiopian people and the lasting effects that followed the author’s family home to the US.
Ken Ungerecht’s book Divine Principles examines the intersection of spirituality and science. He examines spiritual concepts with scientific principles, and addresses theories about consciousness, conception, reincarnation, and more. We discussed the path that led him to write such an ambitious book.
In his novel, In the Beginning, Jaime Reyes addresses topics of spirituality and religion from the imagined perspective of a Neanderthal tribe. We talked with Reyes about his experiences with religion, his unorthodox journey to becoming a writer, and how he became interested in Neanderthals for the subject of his book.
The Story of the Sun is a colorfully illustrated book for both children and adults about our relationship with the sun and how it helps us understand who we are. We are so innocent as children, with joy and wonder in our lives. Often as our lives unfold and we grow older, much of that is lost and we forget the truth of our identity and how precious we are.
Brave men from the 5th Ranger Infantry Battalion were decimated on their path from the bloody June 6, 1944, D-Day invasion on Omaha beach to assaulting the fort at Brest, France five months later. Their story is told in The Lost Ranger: A Soldier’s Story, an extensively researched novel that examines the unit that the author’s grandfather, Staff Sergeant Herbert Stanton Hull, served in during the war.