CSFF Blog Tour – Vanished, Day 2

Well, we got off to a good start yesterday. There are several brief reviews, an interview, and other blogs posting reviews in multiple parts. For those of you with limited time, I’m going to red star the ones I think are especially notable.

I’ll also mention, for humor, be sure to catch Steve Trower’s posts. He is one funny guy. It doesn’t really matter if he’s read the book we’re featuring or not or whether his posts are lengthy or short—his wit comes through.

Since I’m not one who enjoys the chiller genre, not even the Christian version, I decided my role on the tour for Vanished would be to help readers learn more about the author. After all, Kathryn Mackel has been writing for some time—full-time for the last twelve years (a fact I learned in her interview with Christopher Hopper). Yet it seems she is one of those writers, talented as she is, who is somewhat anonymous. Maybe it’s just me.

Here’s the reality. Kathryn has been a speaker at several writers’ conferences and is slated for more. She has been in the writing profession long enough to complete four adult novels, two YA novels, six books for children, and numerous screenplays. She has worked for Disney, Fox, and Showtime; was part of the story team for Left Behind: The Movie; and was the credited screenwriter for Frank Peretti’s Hangman’s Curse (with Stan Foster). In other words, she is an experienced, talented writer. But still somewhat of a secret to many Christian readers, even to me. This is the third Kathryn Mackel book tour I’ve participated in, and I feel like I am for the first time becoming familiar with her.

For one thing, last November she started a blog. Well, you must know how I feel about blogging! 😉 Here is one of Kathryn’s posts that will give you a peek at her heart (writing makes us so vulnerable).

Also, take time to visit some of the other tour participants to learn more about Kathryn and her latest release, Vanished.

Brandon Barr
Justin Boyer
Jackie Castle
CSFF Blog Tour
* Gene Curtis
D. G. D. Davidson
** Jeff Draper (someone actually dared to discuss Christian horror!)
April Erwin
Karina Fabian
Beth Goddard
Andrea Graham
Todd Michael Greene
Katie Hart
* Christopher Hopper (has an excellent interview with Kathryn Mackel!)
Joleen Howell
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Mike Lynch
+ Magma (Note: new member; not on the list posted by other participants)
Terri Main
* Shannon McNear (check out the special news Shannon has released)
* Melissa Meeks (also has an excellent interview with Kathryn Mackel)
* John W. Otte
Deena Peterson
* Steve Rice
Ashley Rutherford
Mirtika or Mir’s Here
* Chawna Schroeder (Day 2 is another excellent interview with Kathryn Mackel, very different from the others)
Stuart Stockton
* Steve Trower
Speculative Faith (There’s a short quiz)
Laura Williams
Timothy Wise

A “+” indicates a blogger left off the original list
Bold type indicates a site I know has posted.
An “*” indicates “must read” content.
“**” indicates “must read” content, an intriguing discussion you might want to join.

Published in: on June 24, 2008 at 12:01 pm  Comments Off on CSFF Blog Tour – Vanished, Day 2  
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