Monthly Archives: December 2012

Look For the Helpers

We ran across a quote today that we want to share with all of you, in hopes of finding something positive to hold onto – for our kids, for our partners and spouses, for ourselves. Read the rest of this entry

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Exchanging Gifts Through Fiction

Christmas-Tree-Gifts-640x480Christmas morning is just around the corner.  Children are reaching a crescendo of excitement anticipating the possibilities of their gifts. Parents on the other hand, are desperately trying to find more time in order to complete their holiday shopping.   Whether you are a child or adult the act of holiday gift giving and receiving is a major cornerstone of society.  The tradition of gift giving to celebrate Christmas, while not definitive, traces its origins back centuries.  This longstanding culture has in turn made the act of exchanging holiday gifts a literary theme throughout fiction. Read the rest of this entry

Devil’s Advocate, Charmed and Things in Threes

In all societies and religions, there are particular symbols and representations that apply to spirituality. Everybody can identify with the meanings of a statue of Buddha, or a Crucifix. But many movies and TV shows seek subtle representations and symbolism to evoke the strong feelings we have with all things spiritual. As authors of Biblical FanFic, we strive to reach that goal and evoke those feelings even if the reader does not identify that it is happening. Where else can we find symbolism to seek a deeper meaning from the entertainment we experience? Read the rest of this entry

Sam & Dean – Cain & Abel or Michael & Lucifer?

When you think about the multitudes of story lines within the past eight seasons of Supernatural, the one ongoing question is the relationship between Sam and Dean. Read the rest of this entry

It’s a Wonderful Life

Christmas-Tree-Wallpaper-christmas-8142630-1024-768It’s the most magical time of the year! My husband often calls me “The Christmas Queen” because this just so happens to be my favorite time of year. So I think my December posts will easily fall under the umbrella of holiday charm. I have always loved the story of It’s a Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart. It is a classic film based off of the short story, The Greatest Gift by Phillip Van Doren Stern. It has many meaningful messages that I hold dear. Amazingly very little of the movie actually takes place during Christmas, but it is an endearing holiday story with relevant lessons that we can continue to apply today. Read the rest of this entry

3 Winners Announced!

amazonWe had a phenomenal launch weekend. Our blog now reaches over 4,700 people! I can’t wait until we get to 10,000 – we’ll have to have another super-awesome contest.

As for our launch weekend contest for one of three $20 Amazon Gift Cards, we have three winners drawn from the scads of entries. And they are… (drumroll please)…

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Interview: Christine Hughes, Author of TORN

Christine Hughes is the author of TORN – a Biblical FanFic young adult novel about Samantha, the teenage girl who must take her father’s place in the fight between two groups of fallen angels: the Faithful and the Exiled. TORN received a 2012 Hollywood Book Festival Honorable Mention and is available on Amazon, published by Black Opal Books, and Christine is one of many authors on the Literary Powerhouse group who appreciates writing of the highest quality and fiction from unique perspectives. Read the rest of this entry

Shrek: Connecting Nostalgia to New Characters

Last week, my children watched the fourth Shrek movie and though I was busy preparing dinner and had very little time to devote to sitting down and watching it, I did manage to catch a few moments and was delighted that after all this time, Shrek can still capture the nostalgia and imagination of childhood fairy tales while spinning an entirely new story unlike the original. Read the rest of this entry

Supernatural Sundays

Supernatural isn’t the first show to fictionalize certain biblical themes and characters, but I think it certainly has the largest fan base.

I was hooked from the pilot – and had no idea it was going to turn into biblical fanfic. It wasn’t just because Sam and Dean are so… easy to look at either. Read the rest of this entry

Jinx

New Stories, Old Book. Whether they are blatantly obvious or super subtle, so many of our favorite fairytale, fables, novels, movies, television shows, and songs are really just that, a new story based off of the world’s oldest and most popular book.

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Angelite

Through the years, I have been inspired by so many titles that are too numerous to mention in just one post. That is why I am excited to have the opportunity to discuss my favorite stories with you each week, and more importantly, I can’t wait to hear your perspective. I was captivated by the divine elements in the City of Angels, moved by the story of It’s a Wonderful Life, thrilled by The Exorcist, and enlightened by The Red Tent. It is amazing how you can find theological elements in everything from Superman to The Lion King. Read the rest of this entry