In lieu of any substantive reflections on theology or culture today (except to say that where Muslims are concerned, we ought to do what Jesus commanded us, loving our neighbors and loving our enemies, period), I have a publishing update. If you read this blog occasionally, you probably know that in 2009 and 2012 I published a trilogy of fantasy-adventure novels, from which I received many reports of pleasant experiences in the reading of them, earned less in total than I earn in one week at my (not-very-high-paying) job, and gained three devoted fans.
|St. John of the Cross' Map of the Classic Spiritual Journey|
This book, which first began to take shape as a whimsical spiritual autobiography in a burst of creative inspiration while wandering the streets of Windhoek, Namibia, has been the product of nearly a decade of labor, love, and occasional lassitude. It was accepted with some excitement by the publisher of my fantasy trilogy, OakTara Fiction, but because of a series unavoidable delays in publishing backlog and in the availability of the editorial staff, I decided to pull it out of their publication queue and instead get it directly into the hands of the waiting masses as quickly as possible, before those masses started hacking into my computer in desperate attempts to find a copy of the manuscript.
This coming week, I will engage the prodigious talents of the blind computer algorithms that live inside the "cloud" high in the stratosphere of Amazon.com to create paperback and Kindle e-book versions of my allegory-adventure. I'll post the news of its availability on this blog as soon as it's ready.
|Engraving from the 1778 printing of Pilgrim's Progress|