Here is another short contest. It might be easier for those who already have these books. In each of the first seven books in the series (John Calvin, Augustine, John Owen, Athanasius, Jane Grey, Anselm, and John Knox) there is a (truly!) unintentional mention of Italy or of Italians. Once again, Jonathan Edwards breaks this habit […]
The first contest is over. The pattern was J-A-J-A-J-A-J (following the first name of each character). Edwards breaks the pattern with another J. I have received other interesting answers. Anyhow, the winner for this contest is Marguerite Harrell. Don’t despair. I have another contest coming up!
The last attempt to run this mini-contest failed. For some reason, I didn’t get any entries even if people told me they sent them. So here are some new rules: 1. Look at the titles of the first seven books in the series as they are listed in the CBFYR tab on the website and see […]
I was caught by surprise when Anselm of Canterbury won the San Diego Book Award for Best Published Biography. It’s a great honor, especially considering the other finalists in the same category have presented very valuable books. Winners were announced at the Twentieth Annual San Diego Book Awards Ceremony (2014) in San Diego, California. Anselm of Canterbury has already […]
First of all, thank you for participating to the 32 Author Scavenger Hunt! I was happy to “meet” so many new people. I hope you will stay tuned to this blog or our social media accounts. I am sure most of you have already found out, but here are the results of the 32-Author Giveaway. […]
My Three-Ladies (Lady Jane Grey, Renée of France, and Olympia Morata) Giveaway has come to a close. The winners of the set of three books were chosen randomly (I used Random.org with my 16-year old son as a witness) among the names of those […]
Hello Scavengers! I am glad to see you have made it to the fifth stop on the 31 Author Scavenger Hunt! By now you have learned how this works, so relax and enjoy this interesting article by Donita K. Paul on what makes a classic. For those who have just discovered the hunt by […]
About a month ago, a group of ladies from our church met for their quarterly Book Club meeting. This time they discussed my book, Renée of France (EP, 2013). I led the discussion. I must admit I was not really prepared, but it didn’t matter. I only had to ask one question (what did you […]
I love it when young people review my books. After all, they are written for them! This is a review written by Katharine Olinger. Katharine is already a teenager, but still close to the book’s target age and, as you will see, has great writing skills. This review was published in the November 2012 issue of New Horizons in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and is reprinted here with the editor’s permission.
I appreciate how Katharine pointed out her favorite aspect of the book. This type of reviews helps me to decide what features to emphasize or even omit from future titles. Thank you, Katharine!
A correction for the upcoming Lady Jane book. On page 10, I said that, after Jane, Francis and Harry Grey had two more daughters and two sons. As far as we can tell by the documents available, this is wrong. They probably had one son named Henry before Jane, but he died as an infant, probably in his first year. There is also a possibility that Francis had a son from a second marriage. In any case, Francis and Harry did not have two sons together.
I was given this mistaken information by an expert who has since apologized for the confusion. I also apologize for not checking his information against other sources. It’s a good lesson learned, and this mistake will be corrected at the first available opportunity.
Just to let you know how I work, normally I send my manuscript to at least two leading experts on the specific character I am studying. When they send back their corrections, I insert them. If they seem to disagree with each other, I ask for further explanations.
I have learned from this last mistake that I should check every single correction they send, unless they both send the same one. God willing, the quality and accuracy of these books will continue to improve.