Art as Hospitality


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This is a veritable collision of amazingness. If you have a kid who loves to draw, tell stories, or really anything, then you will want to read this. My pal Zach Franzen (illustrator for The Green Ember) is featured over at the Amongst Lovely Things blog, hosted by my friend Sarah Mackenzie, and the result […]

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Why It Matters


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Why do the arts matter? Why does Beauty matter? I don’t believe I have ever heard a better explanation than the song Why It Matters, by Sara Groves. I can still remember Gina coming to me years ago while I typed away at my first novel, battling discouragement (as always), and saying, “This song is what […]

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The Green Ember: Origin Movie


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Sound good? Get your own copy, or buy one for all your grandkids and your less-than-grand kids. Note: This is a slightly edited reworking of our wonderful kickstarter video created by Brian Patton. I hated for that video to only have a life that made sense as long as the kickstarter was ongoing. So I […]

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