Look what made the cover of Publisher's Weekly. The Rector. And, we were excited to read what PW had to say about The Rector: "Thompson’s engaging, high-energy Christian murder mystery is narrated by Martha McRae, a woman living in a small Mississippi town who seeks to solve the mystery of the sudden death of pastor David … [Read more...]
Publisher's Weekly reviewed The Rector, and here's what they had to say: “Thompson’s engaging, high-energy Christian murder mystery is narrated by Martha McRae, a woman living in a small Mississippi town who seeks to solve the mystery of the sudden death of pastor David Baddour. Throughout the novel, readers are introduced to the cast of characters … [Read more...]
I was on Goodreads just now and came across a review I'd not seen for The Rector--which is in movie development as we chat. I don't know this lady, Ann Rightler, but appreciate her perceptive, insightful analysis of what I was trying to write. Anne Rightler rated it as a 5-STAR NOVEL- "The Rector by Michael Hicks Thompson is one humdinger of … [Read more...]
I'm just proud to call you friend. Keep up your good works. But always remember, pray not for wisdom, or talent, or power, or prestige, but pray for God to show you his wonder in the here and now, in this moment. In every moment. For that is His Kingdom. In the here and now. Why not make every moment count. Why live in the past? Why live in the … [Read more...]
If you'd like some insight into Hemingway's writing,
read his interview in the PARIS REVIEW from 1958.
Earnest Hemingway, The Art of Fiction No.21
Interviewed by George Plimpton
ISSUE 18, Spring 1958
"When a writer omits things he does not know, they … [Read more...]
I've been to many writing workshops -- held a few of my own -- and I invariably ask for a show of hands, "How many of you grew up on a farm?" More than half usually hold their hands high. And proudly.
Granted, it's a small sample size for any bona fide research project. But, it does seem to me that many writers did grow … [Read more...]
He gave us one. Why wouldn't He have one. It's time for a funny. So here... On the first day, God created the dog and said, "Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years." The dog said, "That's a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I'll give you … [Read more...]