Saturday, March 31, 2012

Finding God in Palm Sunday

Did you know when the Jews brought their lambs to the Temple for Passover, the people sang songs from Psalm 113 - 118 while the High Priest led in the lambs?

Did you know that Jesus, riding on a donkey, was entering the city of Jerusalem at that exact moment and some of the people were singing those same Psalms to Him?

That's why the Pharisees were so mad! Learn more. Read my latest article posted today on here: Finding God in Palm Sunday.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Tonight! Premiere of "The Choice" short film

Do you know what today is? Today is the premiere of the short film I wrote, directed, and produced in February. The Choice is premiering at the 168 Film Festival in San Fernando, California, TONIGHT!!

Here is the 168 Film Festival schedule. If you scroll down to "Screening Four" tonight, you'll see our film, The Choice, (Team 22) is listed third. That portion of the screenings starts at 8:35 PM. All the films are a maximum of 11 minutes. Ours is 10 (9:56). At the Festival, they just run film after film after film with no break or commentary in between. So...I'm guessing The Choice will screen approximately 8:55 or 9:00 PM California time (if they're running on schedule). That's about 10:00 PM Colorado time. I hope that excites you as much as it does me!
Did you know...  This short film, The Choice is based on a true story in Deliver Me by the same title? The story is written by Chris Jackman.

Chris Jackman also wrote a song by the same title with appears on her CD "The Choice."  Her song is featured in the film.

If you're interested, you can watch The Choice movie trailer right now!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

See my story on "Write His Answer" blog

Marlene Bagnull, director of the Colorado Christian Writers Conference, has posted my story over on her blog at Write His Answer.

You can read about how (and why) I started writing, how I got into screenwriting, and much more about my writing adventure and journey. I hope you enjoy my story!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Finding God Daily: In Prison after a Deadly DUI

My latest article on Finding God Daily posted March 21, 2012. Read it here: Find God in Prison after a Deadly DUI This is the story of a man who caused a DUI crash, killed someone, and went to prison for it. But through that experience, he found God.

What if you're on the other side of that story? Have you lost someone in a deadly DUI-caused crash? I have. Did you know I wrote about that in my first book, Dear America?

While you can still get Dear America in print, for its anniversary edition it is now available on Kindle.

Don't have a Kindle? You can make your laptop a Kindle for free.

Amazon Prime customers can get Dear America from Amazon's Lending Library and read it for free.

What's in Dear America?

In Dear America, one chapter presents the Gospel in five Acts, which I wrote about in my last Finding God Daily post about the Structure of Great Stories. (Or see yesterday's post directly below.)

Dear America has another chapter that gives readers "Ten Things I've Learned While Sifting through Grief." You can read that part through Amazon's "Look Inside the Book" program.

And one more thing. I'm going to be writing about those "Then Things I've Learned" about grief on a new blog called "Thinking About Suicide." This blog launched yesterday. It's brought to you by the same folks that do Finding God Daily. Please stop by and leave a comment.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

168 Film Project -- See movie trailer for "The Choice" now!

If you were reading this blog back in February, you know I participated this year in the 168 Film Project for the second time. I'm very pleased with the film we produced this year!

We can't show you our film until after it premieres at the 168 Film Festival which March 30 - 31 in the Los Angeles area.

Unfortunately our film was not nominated for any awards. However it will still be shown at the 168 Film Festival. We are Team 22 and our film is titled The Choice.

However, we can show your the movie trailer! We just got our trailer produced and uploaded a few days ago. You can see it on my YouTube channel and on my Vimeo page. Here are the links.

The Choice movie trailer:



Please "Like" it, leave a comment, and/or send a link to your Facebook, Twitter, and friends. I hope you enjoy seeing the movie trailer for The Choice.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Book Trailer on Goodreads

Are you on Goodreads yet? I joined a few years ago but never had time to really check it out. I've been doing that recently. I signed up for their Author's program and entered a lot of information today, including

I also uploaded Deliver Me's book trailer to my Goodreads Author Page.

If you're on Goodreads, send me a Friend request (and let me know you saw it on my blog so I know who you are!).

If you'd like to see my Author Page, this link might work if you're a member:

Or go on Goodreads, search for me or my books (Deliver Me or Dear America), and click on my name.

When you visit, I hope you can take two minutes to view Deliver Me's book trailer on Goodreads!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Dear America now on Kindle!

Tomorrow is March 11, 2012. Ten years ago tomorrow my first book was published!

I wrote Dear America: A Letter of Comfort and Hope to a Grieving Nation in the days following September 11, 2001 and the Attacks on America. I wrote it in ten days. It was published and available six months to the day after September 11th.

With our nation grieving the loss of so many individuals, I wanted to share from my own experiences what I've learned about getting through grief and loss.

As our nation encountered an attack from radical Muslims, I wanted to share what I'd learned about Islam and the Muslim faith and how it compares to Christianity.

With so many people searching for hope and wondering about God, I wanted to tell them why I believe God exists. I wanted to share God's story - His story (history) - in a short, concise, easy-to-understand way.

And with so many people wanting to know about God and looking to the Bible, some for the very first time, I wanted to share some basic tips for beginning to read the Bible.

Dear America is only 52 pages long, but it packs a lot of information for the searching and curious, and overflows with compassion for the grieving and hopeless.

Thank God we haven't experiences another attack like we did ten years and six months ago. But Dear America still offers a lot of information and help for the grieving, the searching, the curious, and the hopeless. Who do you know who is grieving? Who do you know that is searching? They'll appreciate this book!

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Dear America, it's now available on Kindle! Find it here: Dear America on Kindle.

A quick read. A lot of information. A bundle of hope. Overflowing with compassion. Kindle edition only $3.45.

Still available in print from the Author or Amazon for $6.95 plus shipping (and tax where applicable).

Get it now: Dear America on Kindle.

Get a print copy here: Dear America in print.

Order a print copy from Dianne here: Dear America in print from Dianne.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Something Exciting RE: Deliver Me book!

Something very exciting is cooking regarding the Deliver Me book. Can't wait to share! But I just can't share it yet.

Stay tuned. I'll let you know as soon as I can...!