I’m very happy to share our excellent Christmas season sale with you. It’s the most affordable any of these items has ever been, I think. We have tried to make it easy for you to shop for those children on your list who are into fresh, fun adventures, with a deep well of meaning. We have books, audiobooks, shirts, swords, necklaces, and lots of great bundles. See them all here! Get the series for … [Read more...] about Give the Gift of Stories this Christmas
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Dear Friends, I have been asked a certain question hundreds of times. I’ve been asked it in person, in interviews, in emails, in blog and Facebook comments, and in letters from kids. “When is The Green Ember sequel coming out?” This question has served as both an inspiration to me and a force of pressure on me. I spent nearly a decade in a long “rough draft” of The Green Ember, telling my kids … [Read more...] about Ember Falls, The Green Ember Sequel, Is Here!
Hello Again, There's a lot of buzz about the possibility of a movie version of The Green Ember, but there is more to be excited about right now! I’m writing to say that my new book, Ember Falls (The Green Ember Book 2), is available for preorder from Amazon. It will ship September 13th! (Cool people say "drops." Trust me, I heard someone in California who was certifiably cool say this.) You can … [Read more...] about Ember Falls Into Our Hands: The Highly-Anticipated Green Ember Sequel Is Ready To Drop
Hello Friends, I’m writing this from the skies above middle-America, on my way home from a trip to Los Angeles. I was in LA to meet with folks who want to make a film version of The Green Ember. <---True. (Yay! Hurray! High-five! :) Okay.) I won’t get into a lot of detail now, but some veteran filmmakers with a passion for telling great stories contacted me about six months ago about the film … [Read more...] about Is The Green Ember Heading to the Big Screen?
I wrote this little poem in a minute while listening to a man talk about how bygone builders approached the architecture of angels. He spoke of how they built grand spires and sacred spaces with an expansive imagination for the ages. He challenged us to consider what we were building. Would it last? I thought, I am only telling stories to children. And this came out. It will have to serve for now … [Read more...] about A Cathedral of Words
I've been a big fan of audiobooks for many years. I used to drive a van delivering bearings, sprockets, motors and more to coal mines and manufacturers around southern West Virginia. There was no tape-deck and certainly no CD player in the van, so I bought a crummy tape-player at Magic Mart and got audiobooks on tape from the library to play while I drove the hills and hollows of Appalachia. I … [Read more...] about Is The Green Ember the #1 Bestselling Audiobook in the World?
Many of you probably know me as “that guy from West Virginia,” or, “that West Virginia author.” I’m good with that. I love this state so much. As most of you know, we were hit hard by flooding. (If you aren’t aware, here’s a story about it. And my own family didn’t see flooding in our town. We are fine.) Prayer is needed. This beautiful state is already up against so much. If you are … [Read more...] about How You Can Help After The West Virginia Floods
This is my niece. She brought me $3 and said, "Uncle Sam, I want to back Ember Falls!" A wonderful end to a deeply encouraging 26 days. Speaking of the end... Hooray, hurrah! Thanks to 1,096 backers who pledged $55,508 to help bring this project to life, we’re over the finish line in a victory! This was so special. It’s hard to adequately express how thankful we are for your generosity and … [Read more...] about Kickstarter Success For The Green Ember Book II: Ember Falls! Thank You!