Sunday, June 24, 2012

Tales of Life

Hello once again. Nothing much has happened lately with the christmas play. However the title has just been announced. It is called A Big Misunderstanding. And let me tell you, this play is full of misunderstandings! At church this morning, our pastor has announced to the rest of the congregation that we will be doing the play. The casting call is scheduled for the 14th of next month (July). I hope we get lots of participation.

A few days prior to today, I received my very first copy of the book! I thought that was pretty cool. Soon we will starting marketing (that's what my mom will mostly be doing). The book is available on websites such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, but if you want the best price, go to and look up the King on a Cross (but why do that when all you have to do is press this link Author House).

At our church (Vassar Road Baptist Church) we will also be doing other events for the summer (haven't thought of the right name yet) sometime after VBS, and another event in the fall called Trunk-or-Treat (I'll go more into detail about that when the time comes).

On a ledge on our back "patio", we have a little robin (we named her Rehab) who decided to make her nest there. This is her second time since we've been in this house. Her first brood (of four) fared well. Now she is on her second brood of the year, also with four chicks. At least there were four chicks. When we came home the other day, we saw the little body of a robin chick. Unfortunately, it was already dead. My mom thinks maybe it stretched out of the nest too far and fell out. I think either 1) it tried to fly early and fell to its death (somewhat unlikely), or 2) it died in the nest and mommy robin removed it, or 3) the more horrific theory: it was kicked out by its siblings and plummeted to its death. Sibling rivalry is common in some bird species when food is scarce. Pelicans and herons do it. I'm not sure if robins do this, I don't think so, but I will do my research. Either way, the baby robin chick is dead and is a grim reminder of the sin-cursed world we live in. The original earth was perfect as described in the book of Genesis in the Bible until Adam and Eve rebelled against God and brought sin and death into the world. However, we can also remember that Jesus will come back and restore His creation one day!

That's all for now! See you next time!

PS: The other three baby robins are doing well. They still have downy feathers

PS 2: Have a puzzling question about animals (including dinosaurs), Christianity or etc? Feel free to ask or send me an email to

PS 3: Close enough to help with A Big Misunderstanding? Send me an e-mail.

PS 4: Check out my wiki website at: Exploration Books.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Progress, Progress, Progress . . . and more Progress!

Hi again! The Christmas play in production is going smoothly. I'd say it is about 30% finished. We have almost got the script perfect. However, we still need actors. We expect a casting call somewhere within the end of this month and the first week or two of next month. Like I already mentioned in a previous post, it is a sequel to the first play we produced in 2010 for Easter. Back then, we called it Worthy is the Lamb, but we are thinking about changing the name to the same one as the book: The King on a Cross.

Today, I have decided to give you a sneak peak of the play: like I said in another post, Kim, Zoey and Ben will be in it, but we are also adding a few characters. These new characters are friends of Kim, Zoey and Ben. If it seems rather early to you to be starting to work on a Christmas play, let me tell you something: now is the PERFECT time to start! Because, it can take weeks just to get scripts finalized, you have to get permission to use a place to produce the play, and not to mention you need to give the actors time to memorize lines.

In case anyone's wondering what else my family does, well, I will tell you. God has gifted us with good singing voices and my family and I sing a quartet. We especially enjoy singing contemporary Christian music. Some of our favorite music writers are people like the Easters, Charlotte Richie, Casting Crown and etc. We even sing at our home church, Vassar Road Baptist Church. My sister Halle and I are also on a praise team rotation. We sing once a month.

As for writing, I also write puppet skits with Biblical lessons in them.

There are a few other kids at the church we go to, but there are still many more that don't come. So my family will this summer be assisting our church with outreach. I hope we get a lot of participation from other youth in the church, 'cause we need it!

That's all for now, may God bless you and have a great day!

PS: If you want to ask me a question about (e.g. animals, including dinosaurs, my church projects, The King on a Cross book or play, the Christmas play etc.) feel free to ask. If you would rather send me an email, send it to I will respond as soon as possible.

PS 2: Check back often to get the latest scoop!

PS 3: To check out my book, go to this link: The King on a Cross

PS 4: Why are there so many PS's????

These are a few pictures from the play we produced called Worthy is the Lamb:
Jesus (right) in His trial before Pilate (left), the chief priest is watching in the foreground
Jesus being crucified, his mother is weeping at the cross
A man (left) is asking Peter (right) if he is one of Jesus's disciples

Friday, June 15, 2012

The King on a Cross is published!

Hello again. I have some great news today: "The King on a Cross" is officially published!!!
 I am so excited. The book's description page is on (or you can do it the easy way and click on this link: authorhouse). The book is in color and is 36 pages long. It can be used as simply a reading book for young children . . . OR you can use it in a classroom setting. There are discussion questions at the end of each chapter. This book is great for Sunday Schools, Christian Schools, Bible studies, you name it!

Many of you are probably wondering if I am working on my next book now. Well, the answer is: I am. I won't give too much away, but I will tell you that it is about everyone's favorite extinct reptiles, the famous (and infamous) dinosaurs! I will let you know when that book is coming out and how it is coming along. For now though, my family and I are working on a Christmas play, once again featuring Kim and Zoey. By the way, did you know that the book "The King on a Cross" is inspired by a play I wrote? Yep, we produced it for the first time in 2010. It was a terrific outcome.

So back to the next book. The dinosaur book probably won't come out until sometime after we produce the Christmas play, be sure to check back here often for the latest news! Bye for now.

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Hello, welcome to my blog! I would enjoy chatting with you about my current book ("The King on a Cross"), I will also give you sneak peeks on future books, plays and etc. "The King on a Cross" is about three precocious children named Ben, Kim and Zoey, who go back in time to film the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. They want to prove to their non-Christian friends in their home town that Jesus really did exist and continues to live in heaven with God the Father. But will it be Kim, Zoey and Ben who learn a lesson?

PS: If you would like to ask me a question, please feel free. Also, if you prefer, you can send me an email. You can send it to