The Architect by Jonathan Starrett — Book Review by Lou Allen (Christian Faith and Fiction)

Hi, everyone! To those of you who read and commented on my short story “Puma Claw” last Monday on Havok’s site, thank you! I appreciate your support and your passion for battling horrible monsters (even the monsters inside us). Here is a review on the Christian middle-grade book The Architect. I haven’t read the bookContinue reading “The Architect by Jonathan Starrett — Book Review by Lou Allen (Christian Faith and Fiction)”

A Christmas Book Review and Music

Merry Early Christmas, everyone! I wrote a review on a sweet story called Nick, the Christmas Coyote. You can find it on Jennifer Hallmark’s blog “Off the Beaten Track,” where you can read other reviews written by me and others. What are your favorite Christmas carols? For an extra festive treat, here’s a version ofContinue reading “A Christmas Book Review and Music”

A Feathery Book Review and a New Puppy!

Hi, all. A new book review, written by yours truly, is posted on Jennifer Hallmark’s blog. It’s Birds of the Air by S.E.M. Ishida. You may recognize Ishida’s name, as I re-blog some of her posts here on this site. And here’s a fun fact: she and I used to be in the same writingContinue reading “A Feathery Book Review and a New Puppy!”

Book Review — The Captive Maiden by Melanie Dickerson

Originally posted on Lou Allen – Christian Faith and Fiction:
I just finished reading The Captive Maiden by Melanie Dickerson. Description: “Gisela’s childhood was filled with laughter and visits from nobles such as the duke and his young son. But since her father’s death, each day has been filled with nothing but servitude to her…

Be Gritty? Or Be Optimistic?

It’s good to be realistic about how corrupt our world is. But how realistic is too realistic, particularly when it comes to writing stories? Should we be as gritty as today’s news and reveal all the world’s evils? Or be the opposite extreme, too optimistic? My book review on Laika: Astronaut Dog shows a bookContinue reading “Be Gritty? Or Be Optimistic?”

New Book Review: Fluffy Fox and The Little Turtle

I wrote another book review for Jennifer Hallmark’s blog! This time, it’s about a fox with a big problem but helps someone else in the midst of it. What is this fox’s problem? Hint: it has to do with her tail.