J.R.R. Tolkien

Trinian is Available for Pre-Launch!

I’m so excited! Trinian is now available for purchase on Amazon! You can buy the Print Version for $21.99 or the Kindle Version for $3.99. My dear wordpress followers, you guys have supported me and been behind me on all of this, and I cannot thank you enough! I wanted to make sure you knew all about the exciting offers we’re including for a very limited time… If you buy now, before July 11th, which… Read More »Trinian is Available for Pre-Launch!

Reclaiming Catholic Culture through Classic Literature

An Interview with StAR Magazine’s Editor, Joseph Pearce You may know him as the acclaimed expert on J.R.R. Tolkien, or you may know him for his Ignatius Press critical editions of the classics, but Joseph Pearce is also the dedicated editor for St. Austin Review (StAR), a publication comitted to reclaiming culture. Getting to Know the Great Works of Our Civilization is Akin to Embarking on a Great Adventure Joseph Pearce The magazine centers on… Read More »Reclaiming Catholic Culture through Classic Literature

Fairy Tales: More Real than Real Life

Heralding a Distant Truth To write of fairy tales is, as J.R.R. Tolkien once asserted, “a rash adventure.” For fairy tales are enigmas, difficult to define and impossible to believe. And yet we believe them, because they are ultimately more real that real life. They offer us a glimpse of a distant, approaching reality that we cannot see. This is by far the most important aspect of the fairy tale. It is what makes it… Read More »Fairy Tales: More Real than Real Life

Why Legolas is Unnecessary

Literary Panic So, I called my brother in a literary panic the other day. Let me explain. I have realized that I read books differently than most people. Even, possibly, differently than most authors – though I don’t personally know enough authors yet to confirm this. I like to read in order to hone and perfect my own writing. So I read masters. I tend to avoid anything that is subpar in every way. If… Read More »Why Legolas is Unnecessary