Monthly Archives: June 2014

In Tents #42 He is Risen and Other Texts That Don’t Behave as Textual Critics Think They Do Part III

Disharmony, Dat Harmony, Utter Harmony, or Harmony Pennsylvania? Cleaning out my parents’ home recently I cane across my father’s copy of Our Lord of the Gospels, the Melchizedek Priesthood manual for 1958, the year I expanded our family. That was … Continue reading

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A Mormon Grief Observed: Carys Bray’s A Song for Issy Bradley

I just became aware of a new literary novel about Mormons, Carys Bray’s A Song for Issy Bradley. The debut novel was published in the United Kingdom by Hutchinson (June 19), and will be published by Ballantine Books in the … Continue reading

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in verse #42 : Art is God

A stake president once took me aside, a week or so after a stake conference, and in his own gruff but loving way, asked me a few questions. He had led me into the High-Council room, and then asked me … Continue reading

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Do we have art that responds to Recent Events?

. The other night I followed a link to a blog I hadn’t been to in years, Mormon Child Bride. Although it looks much as it ever did, since I was last there, it has changed from a more knowing … Continue reading

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The Business Side of Writing: Marketing Swag

If you’ve ever been to a convention or signing, you’ve likely seen swag. It can take the form of bookmarks, pens, magnets, pins, postcards, trading cards, posters, coffee mugs, chocolate bar wrappers, keychains – the list goes on. In romance … Continue reading

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Books in the Hands of Children — Children’s Lit Corner

I have no idea how many books I have in my house. There must be thousands, and they’re crammed everywhere: in the bookshelves of course, sometimes two deep, stacked in the bedrooms by beds and tables, on the top of … Continue reading

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