I’m still talking about Donita K. Paul’s book, The Vanishing Sculptor, as Day 2 of the Christian Science Fiction/Fantasy Blog Tour. This blog tour has really grown in the year or so that I’ve been on it. It has taken me a while to visit all the 35 blogs listed and check out what others are saying.
Nearly everyone really enjoyed the book. It has an unusual feature for fantasy these days: it’s upbeat. Rachel Starr Thomson summarized it nicely:
“It was a thoroughly enjoyable read from start to finish. In a genre which often relies on heavy themes and gathering darkness, that can’t be said about every book. It’s entirely true of this one.”
It’s also got some great offbeat characters in it, particularly the giant parrot, many agreed.
Mrs. Paul has granted interviews in some cases. I emailed her some interview questions Sept. 12, and never got a reply, so I am guessing that the good old email system isn’t working too great as usual. In case she stops by this blog, here are the questions; maybe she could answer them in the comments.
Here they are:
1. Is The Vanishing Sculptor the beginning of another series?
2. Do paladins (emissaries of God) live 1000 years?
3. The market is in flux now, with Internet publishing gaining a foothold, and publishers cutting back on selections by unknown writers. Do you have advice for writers who have a Christian fantasy story they’d like to publish?
Here are the other blogs on the tour. I put a “+” next to the blogs that had a post on this topic when I looked for one.
Donita Paul’s blog: http://dragonbloggin.blogspot.com/
+ Rachel Briard
+ Amy Cruson
+ Stacey Dale
D. G. D. Davidson
+ Jeff Draper
+ Karina Fabian
Todd Michael Greene
+ Krystine Kercher
+ Rebecca LuElla Miller
Eve Nielsen (posting later in the week)
+ John W. Otte
+ Chawna Schroeder
+ Rachel Starr Thomson
+ Robert Treskillard
+ Fred Warren
+ Dona Watson
+ Phyllis Wheeler
+ KM Wilsher