Saturday, September 20, 2008

A Good Day

So far, today has been a very good day--and it's only half over!

At the Mall of America, the Christian Fiction Writers Association had a book signing. There were 120 Christian Fiction Writers there, among whom was one of my favorite authors, Tosca Lee.

Tosca is a friend of my Aunt Kris, and she and I have exchanged email on several occasions, but I had not yet had the chance to meet her. She wrote a book last year called Demon: a Memoir, that stands alone in the relatively sucky world of Christian Fiction. It was really fun to get to meet her because, like I said, she stands out. If I were to write a book, I would want it to be on the edge and make people think the way Tosca's does. Too many Christian books are sugary sweet and don't deal with real issues and spiritual battle. Tosca is not afraid to go there, which I greatly appreciate.

I have not yet written a review on Demon, but I think I will in the near future. It is up for the AFCW 2008 Book of the Year. Good luck, Tosca!

I also got to meet John B. Olson who was one of the writers for Ben Stein's Expelled that came out earlier this year in theaters. Verrrry cool.


Carla said...

That is so awesome!
Don't laugh, but is that Tosca holding SJ?

erin said...

Yes, I'm sorry--maybe I should have captioned the photo?

kristi noser said...

Can I borrow that book? Sounds good.

Jenny said...

I'll have to look for her book. I don't normally read Christian fiction either. I don't want to read books full of violence and bad language, but a little reality would be cool. Two books you might like, by the way: The Princes of Ireland and the Rebels of Ireland by Edward Rutherford. I'm getting ready to read them again.

Cute picture. Exactly how big is the Mall of America?

LauraLynn said...

I can not believe how much you do with a new baby! I swear. It is amazing! When Mikayla was our first and only baby I stayed home for around 12 months. I think I was in shock. You are truly a SUPER Mom Erin!
Glad you have so much fun :)

swirlingeddy said...

I guess it's appropriate that a writer of Expelled would be at a meeting of FICTION writers. :) I followed the link in your blog and it looks like he has written some books about fossil hunters. I can only imagine -

"I can't believe it! This dinosaur fossil we just found is . . . six thousand years old!!!"

erin said...

He writes fiction, too, Eddy.