Would you like a signed copy of The Gift and the Defender? Great! I’m giving five copies away through GoodReads. All you have to do is clickity-click-clack… Read more “The Gift and the Defender Easter Giveaway”
Did you wait until the last minute to shop for Christmas gifts again? It happens to the best of us. Don’t worry, I got your back. Download and… Read more “Last Minute Shoppers TGTD Printable Amazon Gift Card Envelope”
The day has finally come. That’s right, The Gift and the Defender is no longer “coming soon,” it is “out now!” Here’s the skinny. When you click… Read more “The Gift and the Defender Available on Amazon!”
The Gift and the Defender has received positive reviews from advanced readers (see for yourself), which got me thinking that everything is awesome, and, well… this.
The Gift and the Defender has finally reached the ARC stage. Ok, so what does that mean? Well, we’re to the point where a team of Advanced Readers have received Copies of the… Read more “Advanced Reader’s are Reading! | Oct., 2016 Newsletter”
From September’s newsletter Of all the upcoming Lumen Legends books, The Gift and The Defender is the only one I wrote in Wyoming before I went to college and seminary. It’s also – I pray – the… Read more “Where The Gift and The Defender was Written… Mostly”
Today I thought you might enjoy seeing what I emailed out to subscribers a few weeks ago, the progression of The Gift and the Defender’s cover design.
Once Edward Riojas agreed to paint the cover, I provided him with a synopsis of the story. He used that to produce the initial sketch. Only two changes were made to his original concept: the shape of the shield and a sword in place of the staff. After some conversation regarding the title layout, Ed produced the next image, reflecting the changes mentioned above and providing a taste for what the finished design would look like. Not long after that he delivered the final image!
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The Gift and the Defender is an allegorical adventure that sets the stage for the Lumen Legends series. It’s speculative fiction about two men in two very different times and how each faces the… Read more “What is The Gift and the Defender About?”
We live in a time that if we didn’t know better, we might think was more like a fantasy novel than real life. Most days, I read the… Read more “Living in the Fantasy Land of Postmodernism”
Last week I read an excellent article written by Chad Bird called, “Dream Small: The Joy Of An Unaccomplished Life.” In it he deals with the American cultural insistence that we’re supposed to dream big.
Whatever path you follow, you are told to dream big, to be all that you can be, to earn trophies that serve as icons of a life worth living… Your big dreams will come true. You will be an accomplished person, so it’ll all be worth it.
Or will it?
There are two main characters in my upcoming novel, The Gift and the Defender, and one of them, Adam Malloy, like many Americans, took a nice long swig of this particular flavor of Kool-Aid.
“…it’s about me following my dream, making the world a better place… You’ve never chased a dream… You don’t know what it’s like to want something more, to want to do great things, to climb high above the streets and shout your victory! You don’t know because you settled…”
Chad goes on to speak about another, better, way. He talks about 1 Thessalonians 4:11 and how God would have us live our lives.
To avoid any TGTD spoilers I’ll simply leave you to read Bird’s article (link above) and encourage you to read Lumen Legends: The Gift and the Defender when it comes out later this summer.
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Last Friday I revealed the cover for Lumen Legends: The Gift and the Defender in my newsletter. Read it here. Sign up for it here. Now I’m letting… Read more “The Cover for The Gift and the Defender”
Today I dropped an author video. Dropped? Is that the term we use these days when new stuff is released online? Man, it makes it sound so… Read more “Why Do I Write? | Author Video”
UPDATE: The cover is complete! See below for how you can win a copy of the GQB release when it comes out. Grail Quest Books has entered… Read more “Contest Announcement: Memorable Book Covers”
Back before I was a pastor, before I left home to become a pastor, back when I was dreaming about being a pastor and making plans to… Read more “Thankful for an Opportunity to Serve”
A thought raced through my mind the other day. I think I’ve had the thought before, but I can’t recall if I’ve ever paid attention to it.… Read more “It’s All About the Story”
It’s a great thing when an aspiring author finds a like minded publisher. I don’t know, perhaps it’s so great a thing that when it occurs choirs of angels bust out into late 80s rap, you know, back when rap was innocent and entertaining, when it was all about that base thumping sound being pushed out of an Alpine deck, when The Fat Boys were back and Big Willy was still an up and coming Fresh Prince trying to get jazzy with Jeff. Well, anyway, Friday (July 10), when Grail Quest Books posted this little gem on Facebook, the angelic voices started thumping my speakers.
NEWS RELEASE: Grail Quest Books is thrilled to announce that we have acquired the rights to publish the sci-fantasy series, Lumen Legends, created by Tyrel Bramwell. Our publishing schedule will commence with releasing a GQB edition of his first book in the series, ‘The Gift and the Defender’, published by the author in 2010.
Not only did GQB pick up The Gift and the Defender, but also the entire Lumen Legends series! Put your removable face plate back on the stereo and stay tuned for future updates.
… I don’t know, was the rap analogy too much? It felt like too much. Was it too much?