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Highlands Elementary School 5th Grade Linc

In this Post…

  • Highlands Elementary School 5th Grade Linc
  • Review DTQ and DSS on Amazon 
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest 
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

HES 5th Grade Linc

On Wednesday, March 20th, I had the wonderful pleasure of teaching the Highlands Elementary 5th Grade Linc students about writing books.

We had a blast!

During the last half of the class, they all tried their hand at planning out stories they would like to write, which they then shared with the class. These kids were brilliant and creative, and an awesome audience!

Thank you Mrs. Harden for the invite!

My only regret is that I have only one picture to share. But, one is better than none…

Mrs. Harden's class


 Read My Books? Please Review Them on Amazon!

If you’ve read either Daniel and the Sun Sword or Daniel and the Triune Quest and enjoyed them, please review them on Amazon! Here are the links:

Praise for Sons and Daughters Series

Christian Fiction Review by Peter Younghusband

5.0 out of 5 stars (Amazon)
Better Than Its Predecessor. Takes This Series To The Next Level. You Won’t Be Disappointed.
on September 15, 2017

Every author and every reader anticipate that a sequel will be just as good or better than the previous….Well, I can say that this is a better story than its predecessor (Daniel and the Sun Sword)….

Lumbatis has shown more of the biblical aspects of who God is, the Trinity, and the Gospel message….

The account where Daniel meets Jesus is powerful but gentle and bypasses the head and ministers straight to the heart….

I know Lumbatis researched the mythology and culture….[and] translated this research into the plot and setting of the novel very well. It is great world building….Makes it very credible and real.

Read the entire review here!

Reader’s Favorite Review by Sarah Scheele

 5.0 out of 5 stars (Reader’s Favorite)

 Daniel and the Triune Quest is a blast—a breathtaking thrill ride!

A blast—a breathtaking thrill ride! Tantalizing prose, and…deliciously well-written. I fell head-over-heels for the witty, sarcastic dialogue. Daniel and Ben’s adventures are action-adventure spelled out, along with a hefty dose of drama, comedy, and memorable characters.

The action-packed narrative undoubtedly has the power to lure kids away from video games, and the spiritual messages are core, buoyed by dazzling anime-like visuals presented through…clear-cut learning arcs for the two boys.

Parents…should jump at this one and bookmark Nathan Lumbatis for future reference.

Read the entire review here!

Wow! My husband and I couldn’t put this book down. It sure got our hearts pumping! Exciting, surprising, inspiring — but also arresting. It made me stop and think about the realities of God’s purpose for our lives, the very real “battles” we face, and His power & strength available to us in the midst of it all. Rich imagery. So good!
on June 15, 2016


 Purchase the Books via Amazon and Barnes&Noble

Amazon

Barnes&Noble

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Daniel and the Triune Quest Trailer


Find me…

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Instagram: Nathan.Lumbatis

Twitter: @NathanLumbatis 

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Write Stuff Radio Interview

In this Post…

  • Write Stuff Radio Interview 
  • Review DTQ and DSS on Amazon 
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest 
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

Write Stuff Radio Interview

On Tuesday night I had the privilege of speaking with Parker J. Cole, author of 11 books (I think she just finished her 12th) and radio talk show host. She interviewed me about Daniel and the Sun Sword and Daniel and the Triune Quest, life, and writing in general. It was a blast!

If you didn’t get a chance to listen live, here is the show again. The interview really starts around the 12 minute mark. Enjoy!

 

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 Read My Books? Please Review Them on Amazon!

If you’ve read either Daniel and the Sun Sword or Daniel and the Triune Quest and enjoyed them, please review them on Amazon! Here are the links:

Praise for Sons and Daughters Series

Christian Fiction Review by Peter Younghusband

5.0 out of 5 stars (Amazon)
Better Than Its Predecessor. Takes This Series To The Next Level. You Won’t Be Disappointed.
on September 15, 2017

Every author and every reader anticipate that a sequel will be just as good or better than the previous….Well, I can say that this is a better story than its predecessor (Daniel and the Sun Sword)….

Lumbatis has shown more of the biblical aspects of who God is, the Trinity, and the Gospel message….

The account where Daniel meets Jesus is powerful but gentle and bypasses the head and ministers straight to the heart….

I know Lumbatis researched the mythology and culture….[and] translated this research into the plot and setting of the novel very well. It is great world building….Makes it very credible and real.

Read the entire review here!

Reader’s Favorite Review by Sarah Scheele

 5.0 out of 5 stars (Reader’s Favorite)

 Daniel and the Triune Quest is a blast—a breathtaking thrill ride!

A blast—a breathtaking thrill ride! Tantalizing prose, and…deliciously well-written. I fell head-over-heels for the witty, sarcastic dialogue. Daniel and Ben’s adventures are action-adventure spelled out, along with a hefty dose of drama, comedy, and memorable characters.

The action-packed narrative undoubtedly has the power to lure kids away from video games, and the spiritual messages are core, buoyed by dazzling anime-like visuals presented through…clear-cut learning arcs for the two boys.

Parents…should jump at this one and bookmark Nathan Lumbatis for future reference.

Read the entire review here!

Wow! My husband and I couldn’t put this book down. It sure got our hearts pumping! Exciting, surprising, inspiring — but also arresting. It made me stop and think about the realities of God’s purpose for our lives, the very real “battles” we face, and His power & strength available to us in the midst of it all. Rich imagery. So good!
on June 15, 2016


 Purchase the Books via Amazon and Barnes&Noble

Amazon

Barnes&Noble

Double Sun Swords Transparent 2


Daniel and the Triune Quest Trailer


Find me…

Facebook: facebook.com/nathanlumbatis

Instagram: Nathan.Lumbatis

Twitter: @NathanLumbatis 

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Write Stuff Radio Interview Tonight at 7:00 Eastern/6:00 Central

In this Post…

  • Write Stuff Radio Interview 
  • Review DTQ and DSS on Amazon 
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest 
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 

Write Stuff Radio Interview

Tonight at 7:00 Eastern/6:00 Central, I will have the privilege of speaking with Parker J. Cole on her radio show. She’ll be interviewing me about the Sons and Daughters series and writing in general.

Hope many of you can listen in. If you can’t catch it live, the interview will be posted on the website for downloading after the show. Click on the Write Stuff Radio image below to be taken to the live interview tonight!

Write Stuff Radio


 Read My Books? Please Review Them on Amazon!

If you’ve read either Daniel and the Sun Sword or Daniel and the Triune Quest and enjoyed them, please review them on Amazon! Here are the links:

Praise for Sons and Daughters Series

Christian Fiction Review by Peter Younghusband

5.0 out of 5 stars (Amazon)
Better Than Its Predecessor. Takes This Series To The Next Level. You Won’t Be Disappointed.
on September 15, 2017

Every author and every reader anticipate that a sequel will be just as good or better than the previous….Well, I can say that this is a better story than its predecessor (Daniel and the Sun Sword)….

Lumbatis has shown more of the biblical aspects of who God is, the Trinity, and the Gospel message….

The account where Daniel meets Jesus is powerful but gentle and bypasses the head and ministers straight to the heart….

I know Lumbatis researched the mythology and culture….[and] translated this research into the plot and setting of the novel very well. It is great world building….Makes it very credible and real.

Read the entire review here!

 

Reader’s Favorite Review by Sarah Scheele

 5.0 out of 5 stars (Reader’s Favorite)

 Daniel and the Triune Quest is a blast—a breathtaking thrill ride!

A blast—a breathtaking thrill ride! Tantalizing prose, and…deliciously well-written. I fell head-over-heels for the witty, sarcastic dialogue. Daniel and Ben’s adventures are action-adventure spelled out, along with a hefty dose of drama, comedy, and memorable characters.

The action-packed narrative undoubtedly has the power to lure kids away from video games, and the spiritual messages are core, buoyed by dazzling anime-like visuals presented through…clear-cut learning arcs for the two boys.

Parents…should jump at this one and bookmark Nathan Lumbatis for future reference.

Read the entire review here!

 

Wow! My husband and I couldn’t put this book down. It sure got our hearts pumping! Exciting, surprising, inspiring — but also arresting. It made me stop and think about the realities of God’s purpose for our lives, the very real “battles” we face, and His power & strength available to us in the midst of it all. Rich imagery. So good!
on June 15, 2016


 Purchase the Books via Amazon and Barnes&Noble

 

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Barnes&Noble

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daniel and the Triune Quest Trailer


Find me…

Facebook: facebook.com/nathanlumbatis

Instagram: Nathan.Lumbatis

Twitter: @NathanLumbatis 

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Release Party (Reserve Your Books), Book Trailer, and Loads More!

In this Post…A LOT!

  • Release Party Date! Reserve Your Books
  • View the Trailer for Daniel and the Triune Quest
  • Peter Younghusband Reviews DTQ
  • Reader’s Favorite 5-star Review
  • Find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 
  • Review Daniel and the Sun Sword On AMAZON!

Release Party and Book Reservation

Sorry for the delays, Everyone. But, the labor pains and the wait are nearly over. Due to shipping time and venue availability, the book launch for Daniel and the Triune Quest will be on October 7th at Barnes and Noble from 1:00-4:00. If I can get a suitable venue sooner, I’ll let you know.

But, as you may know, the books are currently available for order through Amazon and Barnes & Noble! If you’d like to go ahead and order them, feel free.

If you’d rather wait until the book release party so you can get a signed cope, please let me know how many of each book you’d like.

I’ll be posting updates periodically.

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Barnes&Noble

 

 

 

 

 

 


And now…the DTQ Trailer!

 


Praise for Daniel and the Triune Quest

Christian Fiction Review by Peter Younghusband

5.0 out of 5 stars (Amazon)
Better Than Its Predecessor. Takes This Series To The Next Level. You Won’t Be Disappointed.
on September 15, 2017

Every author and every reader anticipate that a sequel will be just as good or better than the previous….Well, I can say that this is a better story than its predecessor (Daniel and the Sun Sword)….

Lumbatis has shown more of the biblical aspects of who God is, the Trinity, and the Gospel message….

The account where Daniel meets Jesus is powerful but gentle and bypasses the head and ministers straight to the heart….

I know Lumbatis researched the mythology and culture….[and] translated this research into the plot and setting of the novel very well. It is great world building….Makes it very credible and real.

Read the entire review here!

 

Reader’s Favorite Review by Sarah Scheele

 5.0 out of 5 stars (Reader’s Favorite)

 Daniel and the Triune Quest is a blast—a breathtaking thrill ride!

A blast—a breathtaking thrill ride! Tantalizing prose, and…deliciously well-written. I fell head-over-heels for the witty, sarcastic dialogue. Daniel and Ben’s adventures are action-adventure spelled out, along with a hefty dose of drama, comedy, and memorable characters.

The action-packed narrative undoubtedly has the power to lure kids away from video games, and the spiritual messages are core, buoyed by dazzling anime-like visuals presented through…clear-cut learning arcs for the two boys.

Parents…should jump at this one and bookmark Nathan Lumbatis for future reference.

Read the entire review here!


Find me…

Facebook: facebook.com/nathanlumbatis

Instagram: Nathan.Lumbatis

Twitter: @NathanLumbatis 

 


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Review D&SS on Amazon!

If you have read Daniel and the Sun Sword (and liked it), please go to my Amazon page and leave a review!

 

Wow! My husband and I couldn’t put this book down. It sure got our hearts pumping! Exciting, surprising, inspiring — but also arresting. It made me stop and think about the realities of God’s purpose for our lives, the very real “battles” we face, and His power & strength available to us in the midst of it all. Rich imagery. So good!
on June 15, 2016
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DTQ Update: The Last Step

In this Post…

  • DTQ Update: The Last Step
  • Release Party Poll
  • Find me on Instagram and Twitter 
  • Review Daniel and the Sun Sword On AMAZON! • 
  • Book Trailer •

 DTQ Update: The Last Step

We have a physical copy of Daniel and the Triune Quest in hand! See?

One last look-through to check that everything is in order and it’s off to the printer. Once that’s done, a release date will be set and the long wait will be over.

In the mean time, I’m getting things ready for the release party. So, don’t forget to vote below on what you’d like to see happen!


Release Party Poll

Also, thanks for everyone who’s voted so far!

If you haven’t already, let your voice be heard.

Vote now!

 


Find me…

Instagram: Nathan.Lumbatis

Twitter: @NathanLumbatis 


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Review D&SS on Amazon!

If you have read Daniel and the Sun Sword (and liked it), please go to my Amazon page and leave a review!

 

Wow! My husband and I couldn’t put this book down. It sure got our hearts pumping! Exciting, surprising, inspiring — but also arresting. It made me stop and think about the realities of God’s purpose for our lives, the very real “battles” we face, and His power & strength available to us in the midst of it all. Rich imagery. So good!
on June 15, 2016
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Ordering Links

Amazon

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 To purchase Daniel and the Sun Sword from my website

$15.00 + S&H and tax
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Local orders not requiring shipping…

$15.00 + tax

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Book Trailer


Daniel and the Sun Sword Review by Peter Younghusband and DTQ Updates

In this Post…

  • Daniel and the Sun Sword Review
  • DTQ Update and Trailer Teaser
  • Release Party Poll
  • Find me on Instagram and Twitter 
  • Review Daniel and the Sun Sword On AMAZON! • 
  • Book Trailer •

Daniel and the Sun Sword Review

Peter Younghusband regularly reviews Christian books at the Christian Fiction Review. Since D&SS debuted, I’ve wanted him to do a review, but he was too swamped. Finally, he was able to not only review it, but also Daniel and the Triune Quest! His DTQ review will be posted hopefully in conjunction with the book’s release. But, while you’re waiting, find a brief excerpt from his review below, as well as a link to the whole post.

Additionally, D&SS peaked on Amazon (probably thanks to Peter), and was in the Top 100 for one of its categories!

The Guru’s Review: 

The author asked me to review this novel in 2015 when it was about to be released but I was unable to due to a long list of author requested reviews. I have been able to now as he requested a review of the next novel in the series about to be released over the next few weeks.

Now that I have read this debut novel, I realise what I have missed. This is a wild ride for a debut novel in this genre. Lumbatis writes as one who is a seasoned novelist. It is very hard to distinguish that this is his debut. On all the infrastructure that makes up a novel, a tick can be applied. The pace never slows down, the action never stops, the characters are well developed. Worldbuilding provides a solid foundation upon which everything rests. This is developed well and believable. The supernatural elements are based firmly in Biblical foundations. They are also rooted in the mythology of the geographical location and culture depicted. This is not surprising seeing that Lumbatis is writing from a Christian/Biblical worldview.

In relation to the supernatural elements, I loved Lumbatis’s take on the Gospel message. The same for those of angels and demons and their various forms and names. Using poetic licence that includes artifacts that are supernaturally empowered by God to assist in defeating the power’s of darkness, does not detract from the Gospel message or compromise its tenets. To me, this shows Lumbatis’s motive to adhere to his faith and belief in the Bible and its doctrines.

Link to Complete Review


DTQ Updates

We are still waiting for the proof copy from the printer to ensure everything is formatted correctly. Once we get that, then a solid release date will be posted!

The book trailer, however, is finished. I’ll be posting that as soon as the book is available for pre-order!

Here are a few screenshots to whet your appetite.

 

 


Release Party Poll

Also, thanks for everyone who’s voted so far!

If you haven’t already, let your voice be heard.

Vote now!

 


Find me…

Instagram: Nathan.Lumbatis

Twitter: @NathanLumbatis 

 


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Review D&SS on Amazon!

If you have read Daniel and the Sun Sword (and liked it), please go to my Amazon page and leave a review!

 

Wow! My husband and I couldn’t put this book down. It sure got our hearts pumping! Exciting, surprising, inspiring — but also arresting. It made me stop and think about the realities of God’s purpose for our lives, the very real “battles” we face, and His power & strength available to us in the midst of it all. Rich imagery. So good!
on June 15, 2016
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Ordering Links

Amazon

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 To purchase Daniel and the Sun Sword from my website

$15.00 + S&H and tax
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Local orders not requiring shipping…

$15.00 + tax

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Book Trailer


Daniel and the Triune Quest Tour

In this Post…

  • Daniel and the Triune Quest Visual Tour
  • Release Party Poll
  • Find me on Instagram and Twitter 
  • Review Daniel and the Sun Sword On AMAZON! • 
  • Book Trailer •

Daniel and the Triune Quest Tour

Some of you may recall that prior to Daniel and the Sun Sword’s release, I posted a video touring the ruins and towns featured in the book. Well, here’s your complementary (2.5 minute) visual tour of the backdrop for Daniel and the Triune Quest. 

Enjoy!

 

 

You can also check out the video on my Videos page.

 


Release Party Poll

Also, thanks for everyone who’s voted so far!

If you haven’t already, let your voice be heard.

Vote now!

 


Find me…

Instagram: Nathan.Lumbatis

Twitter: @NathanLumbatis 

 


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Review D&SS on Amazon!

If you have read Daniel and the Sun Sword (and liked it), please go to my Amazon page and leave a review!

 

Wow! My husband and I couldn’t put this book down. It sure got our hearts pumping! Exciting, surprising, inspiring — but also arresting. It made me stop and think about the realities of God’s purpose for our lives, the very real “battles” we face, and His power & strength available to us in the midst of it all. Rich imagery. So good!
on June 15, 2016
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Ordering Links

Amazon

Amazon image

 To purchase Daniel and the Sun Sword from my website

$15.00 + S&H and tax
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Local orders not requiring shipping…

$15.00 + tax

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Book Trailer


Daniel and the Triune Quest Tour

In this Post…

  • Daniel and the Triune Quest Visual Tour
  • Release Party Poll
  • Find me on Instagram and Twitter 
  • Review Daniel and the Sun Sword On AMAZON! • 
  • Book Trailer •

 Daniel and the Triune Quest Visual Tour

Some of you may recall that prior to Daniel and the Sun Sword’s release, I posted a video touring the ruins and towns featured in the book. Well, here’s your complementary (2.5 minute) visual tour of the backdrop for Daniel and the Triune Quest. 

Enjoy!

 

 

You can also check out the video on my Videos page.

 


Release Party Poll

Also, thanks for everyone who’s voted so far!

If you haven’t already, let your voice be heard.

Vote now!

 


Find me…

Instagram: Nathan.Lumbatis

Twitter: @NathanLumbatis 

 


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Review D&SS on Amazon!

If you have read Daniel and the Sun Sword (and liked it), please go to my Amazon page and leave a review!

 

Wow! My husband and I couldn’t put this book down. It sure got our hearts pumping! Exciting, surprising, inspiring — but also arresting. It made me stop and think about the realities of God’s purpose for our lives, the very real “battles” we face, and His power & strength available to us in the midst of it all. Rich imagery. So good!
on June 15, 2016
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Ordering Links

Amazon

Amazon image

 To purchase Daniel and the Sun Sword from my website

$15.00 + S&H and tax
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Local orders not requiring shipping…

$15.00 + tax

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Book Trailer


Cover Reveal for Daniel and the Triune Quest!

In this Post…

  • Cover Reveal and Poll
  • Find me on Instagram and Twitter 
  • Review Daniel and the Sun Sword On AMAZON! • 
  • Book Trailer •

Cover Reveal

You’ve waited patiently…you’ve suffered…and now (drum roll please), here is the cover for

Daniel and the Triune Quest!

 

 

And while I’m waiting on the official 3d version from the publisher, here’s my own attempt at one:

 

 


Release Party Poll

Vote now!

 


Find me…

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Twitter: @NathanLumbatis 

 


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Review D&SS on Amazon!

If you have read Daniel and the Sun Sword (and liked it), please go to my Amazon page and leave a review!

 

Wow! My husband and I couldn’t put this book down. It sure got our hearts pumping! Exciting, surprising, inspiring — but also arresting. It made me stop and think about the realities of God’s purpose for our lives, the very real “battles” we face, and His power & strength available to us in the midst of it all. Rich imagery. So good!
on June 15, 2016
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Ordering Links

Amazon

Amazon image

 To purchase Daniel and the Sun Sword from my website

$15.00 + S&H and tax
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Local orders not requiring shipping…

$15.00 + tax

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Book Trailer


Editing…My Life

In this Post…

  • Editing…My Life
  • Review Daniel and the Sun Sword On AMAZON! • 
  • Book Trailer •

Editing…My Life

As I’ve begun editing again, I’ve been thinking about how characters in young adult stories—even really believable characters—have very clear steps toward growth. Even in a series where growth happens slowly over the course of several books, there is usually a satisfyingly clear progression from callous to sensitive, cynical to trusting, and/or cowardly to courageous.

Think about Harry Potter: I could’ve punched him in the forehead in The Order of the Phoenix, but by the end of Half-Blood Prince I was his friend again. And then there’s Edmund in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. What a turd. But once he’s rescued from the witch and Aslan gives a lecture, he’s fast-tracked to army commander in the service of the Lion. And who could forget the tortured growth of Katniss Everdeen, Percy Jackson’s epic path to heroism, or Daniel’s flight from orphan to son. But…

(more…)


Daniel and the Triune Quest…It’s Official!

In this Post…

  • Updates: Daniel and the Triune Quest…It’s Official
  • Review Daniel and the Sun Sword On AMAZON! • 
  • Book Trailer •

It’s Official

Earlier this week, I signed a contract with Dove Christian Publishers, and Daniel and the Triune Quest has been slated for publishing this May! Needless to say, I’ve already been busy with pre-publication, which is always exciting.

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And, in seeming celebration, Daniel and the Sun Sword was once again in the Amazon Top 100 for my categories!

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It’s been an exciting week, and I look forward to sharing the process with you once again.

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DANIELandtheSUNSWORD_2D_books_largeReview D&SS on Amazon!

If you have read Daniel and the Sun Sword (and liked it), please go to my Amazon page and leave a review!

 

Wow! My husband and I couldn’t put this book down. It sure got our hearts pumping! Exciting, surprising, inspiring — but also arresting. It made me stop and think about the realities of God’s purpose for our lives, the very real “battles” we face, and His power & strength available to us in the midst of it all. Rich imagery. So good!
on June 15, 2016
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Ordering Links

Amazon

Amazon image

 To purchase Daniel and the Sun Sword from my website

$15.00 + S&H and tax
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Local orders not requiring shipping…

$15.00 + tax

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Book Trailer


Amazon Ranking, Updates, and Thanks

In this Post…

  • Amazon Ranking, Updates, and Thanks
  • Please vote for D&SS Cover Contest at Authors DB • 
  • Please review Daniel and the Sun Sword On AMAZON! • 
  • Book Trailer • 
  • Ordering information • 

♦ Amazon Ranking, Updates, and Thanks♦

 You know the book rankings on Amazon.com? The ones you may or may not even know exist because you’re a normal, well-adjusted person with more important things to do with your time? Well, authors obsess over them, and being in the top 100 in your browsing categories is something to celebrate. And this past week (drum roll please…) Daniel and the Sun Sword was #66!

D&SS Amazon Ranking

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Also, I had a lot of fun talking with budding authors at the book signing at Red House Bookstore last weekend. Keep writing. Keep writing. Keep writing.

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And finally, a hearty thanks to Teressa Nyman at Red House Bookstore for having me!

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Authors DB

Also, for those who haven’t voted yet, please please please don’t forget to vote on D&SS’s cover in the AuthorsDB Cover Contest. And remember, you actually have to “VOTE,” you can’t just click the Facebook “LIKE” button.

Click on the image below to be taken to the site:

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If you have read Daniel and the Sun Sword (and liked it), please go to my Amazon page and leave a review!

 

This tale’s a wild ride with spiritual warfare, monsters, demons, action, adventure, coming of age, orphans, adoption, abuse, and the kitchen sink. This is Raiders of the Lost Ark in Machu Picchu. It’s action/adventure way over the top—great fun.

David Bergsland, 5-star review

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 Ordering Links

Amazon

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 To purchase Daniel and the Sun Sword from my website

$15.00 + S&H and tax
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Local orders not requiring shipping…

$15.00 + tax

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Live at Lunch and Book Signing

In this Post…

  •  Live at Lunch and Book Signing
  • Written a book? Submit a query for a critique! 
  • Please vote for D&SS Cover Contest at Authors DB • 
  • Please review Daniel and the Sun Sword On AMAZON! • 
  • Book Trailer • 
  • Ordering information • 

♦ Live at Lunch ♦

Last week I had the opportunity to go on WTVY’s Live at Lunch segment to plug the book signing at Red House Bookstore on June 11th.
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Writers usually prefer to be hidden behind a computer screen or bent over a notebook scrawling out ideas for their latest chapter, not up in front of people and definitely not on TV! But, I survived.

So, come on down to the book signing on June 11th from 11:00-1:00 at Red House Bookstore in Dothan.

Get a book.

Get it signed.

Find out how you can get published.

Bam.

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Written a Book? Submit a Query for Critique!

Red House Books Facebook Event Photo

Got a dusty manuscript somewhere that’s dying to be published?

Writing a query letter but need some direction?

Well, come on down to Red House Books on June 11th from 11:00-1:00 to get some tips on how to see your book through from start to finish. The first twenty to submit query letters* will receive a critique!

Copies of Daniel and the Sun Sword will be available through the bookstore, so click here for the Facebook Event page where you can RSVP. You can also do so by calling (334)-792-1475.

*Submissions can be sent to nathan.lumbatis@gmail.com and will be given back to authors in person on the day of the book signing and publishing presentation.

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Authors DB

Also, for those who haven’t voted yet, please please please don’t forget to vote on D&SS’s cover in the AuthorsDB Cover Contest. And remember, you actually have to “VOTE,” you can’t just click the Facebook “LIKE” button.

Click on the image below to be taken to the site:

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DANIELandtheSUNSWORD_2D_books_largeAmazon Is Open For Reviews!

If you have read Daniel and the Sun Sword (and liked it), please go to my Amazon page and leave a review!

 

This tale’s a wild ride with spiritual warfare, monsters, demons, action, adventure, coming of age, orphans, adoption, abuse, and the kitchen sink. This is Raiders of the Lost Ark in Machu Picchu. It’s action/adventure way over the top—great fun.

David Bergsland, 5-star review

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 Ordering Links

Amazon

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$15.00 + S&H and tax
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$15.00 + tax

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Gator in Real Life

In this Post…

  • Gator in Real Life •
  • Written a book? Submit a query for a critique! 
  • Please vote for D&SS Cover Contest at Authors DB • 
  • Please review Daniel and the Sun Sword On AMAZON! • 
  • Book Trailer • 
  • Ordering information • 

♦ Gator in Real Life ♦

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. It’s true! Last week, I was sent these pictures from a reader who did a book report on Daniel and the Sun Sword. She dressed up like Gator, Daniel’s obnoxious and barbaric adoptive sister.

I have it on good authority that she made a 103%. And rightly so. Well done!

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Written a Book? Submit a Query for Critique!

Red House Books Facebook Event Photo

Got a dusty manuscript somewhere that’s dying to be published?

Writing a query letter but need some direction?

Well, come on down to Red House Books on June 11th from 11:00-1:00 to get some tips on how to see your book through from start to finish. The first twenty to submit query letters* will receive a critique!

Copies of Daniel and the Sun Sword will be available through the bookstore, so click here for the Facebook Event page where you can RSVP. You can also do so by calling (334)-792-1475.

*Submissions can be sent to nathan.lumbatis@gmail.com and will be given back to authors in person on the day of the book signing and publishing presentation.

Double Sun Swords Transparent 2


Authors DB

Also, for those who haven’t voted yet, please please please don’t forget to vote on D&SS’s cover in the AuthorsDB Cover Contest. And remember, you actually have to “VOTE,” you can’t just click the Facebook “LIKE” button.

Click on the image below to be taken to the site:

DANIELandtheSUNSWORD_2D_books_large


DANIELandtheSUNSWORD_2D_books_largeAmazon Is Open For Reviews!

If you have read Daniel and the Sun Sword (and liked it), please go to my Amazon page and leave a review!

 

This tale’s a wild ride with spiritual warfare, monsters, demons, action, adventure, coming of age, orphans, adoption, abuse, and the kitchen sink. This is Raiders of the Lost Ark in Machu Picchu. It’s action/adventure way over the top—great fun.

David Bergsland, 5-star review

Book TrailerTrailer image for website


 Ordering Links

Amazon

Amazon image

 To purchase Daniel and the Sun Sword from my website

$15.00 + S&H and tax
Buy Now Button
DANIELandtheSUNSWORD_3d_paperback_LARGE

Local orders not requiring shipping…

$15.00 + tax

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God Is in Those Moments

In this Post…

  • God Is in Those Moments •
  • Written a book? Submit a query for a critique! 
  • Please vote for D&SS Cover Contest at Authors DB • 
  • Please review Daniel and the Sun Sword On AMAZON! • 
  • Book Trailer • 
  • Ordering information • 

♦ God Is in Those Moments ♦

It’s easy to read about scary, fearful, or intense things. Sometimes it’s actually entertaining. Some of us even prefer books that are frightening (Stephen King; Dean Koontz). Even if we’re not reading suspense or horror per se, the characters in almost all plots will experience fear and anxiety.

But why do we enjoy it? Heck, how many of us spend our days protecting ourselves and our families against accidents, pain, loss, failure, and death, only to then willingly immerse ourselves into a fictional plot via book or TV which contains those same things?

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It’s because of what comes after. Resolution, peace, safety. If you think about it, that’s the truly entertaining part—the moment when salvation arrives, the tide turns, the hero shows up, and evil is thwarted. This resonates with all of us because, regardless of what we say we believe, on a cellular level, we are wired to expect God to work out all things.

Over the next few weeks, look for His hand to “turn the tide.”

Notice the stories playing out in front of you everyday, and don’t forget to

pay attention to the part where help arrives.

God is in those moments.

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Written a Book? Submit a Query for Critique!

Red House Books Facebook Event Photo

Got a dusty manuscript somewhere that’s dying to be published?

Writing a query letter but need some direction?

Well, come on down to Red House Books on June 11th from 11:00-1:00 to get some tips on how to see your book through from start to finish. The first twenty to submit query letters* will receive a critique!

Copies of Daniel and the Sun Sword will be available through the bookstore, so click here for the Facebook Event page where you can RSVP. You can also do so by calling (334)-792-1475.

*Submissions can be sent to nathan.lumbatis@gmail.com and will be given back to authors in person on the day of the book signing and publishing presentation.

Double Sun Swords Transparent 2


Authors DB

Also, for those who haven’t voted yet, please please please don’t forget to vote on D&SS’s cover in the AuthorsDB Cover Contest. And remember, you actually have to “VOTE,” you can’t just click the Facebook “LIKE” button.

Click on the image below to be taken to the site:

DANIELandtheSUNSWORD_2D_books_large


DANIELandtheSUNSWORD_2D_books_largeAmazon Is Open For Reviews!

If you have read Daniel and the Sun Sword (and liked it), please go to my Amazon page and leave a review!

 

This tale’s a wild ride with spiritual warfare, monsters, demons, action, adventure, coming of age, orphans, adoption, abuse, and the kitchen sink. This is Raiders of the Lost Ark in Machu Picchu. It’s action/adventure way over the top—great fun.

David Bergsland, 5-star review

Book TrailerTrailer image for website


 Ordering Links

Amazon

Amazon image

 To purchase Daniel and the Sun Sword from my website

$15.00 + S&H and tax
Buy Now Button
DANIELandtheSUNSWORD_3d_paperback_LARGE

Local orders not requiring shipping…

$15.00 + tax

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The Literary Fellowship on YOUTUBE

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In case you were unable to see me be a nerd live, the video from the September 20th Literary Fellowship is now on Youtube.

GO WATCH IT!

Diana T. Benson, Bill Pottle, Rochelle Carter, and I all discuss the writing process, getting published, and book marketing.

Click on the box below to be taken to the video.

Enjoy!

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Reminder: The Literary Fellowship at 10:00 CST

This is your friendly reminder that you can catch me and three other Ellechor authors (including my publisher) on The Literary Fellowship this morning at 10:00 A.M. CST.

All Authors

 

It will be a LIVE broadcast on Google Hangouts On Air. Around 9:45 A.M. I will post the URL for anyone who would like to join.

Hope to see you all there!

Google Hangout


Join Me On the Literary Fellowship This Saturday at 10:00 A.M.

Join me this Saturday (September 20th) at 10:00 A.M. CST on The Literary Fellowship, a place where Christian authors gather to share their passion for writing.  We meet the third Saturday of each month on Google Hangouts on Air. I, my publisher, and two other Ellechor authors will be guests and will be discussing what it means to be an authorpreneur.

What’s an authorpreneur you ask? Come on over on Saturday and you’ll find out.

Hope to see you all there!

Click on the box below to be taken the promo video.

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Slugs, Torture, the Publishing Process, and Other Horribly Slow Things…

While I wait for Daniel and the Sun Sword to hit the presses NEXT SUMMER, I’ve been working on the second book in the Sons and Daughters series, and I recently hit the 100-page mark! For some reason that’s always been a major milestone for me. So…Huzzah!

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On a different note, I’ve had several people ask about the publishing process in general. It’s quite fascinating, really. That is, if you love learning about how millions of people subject themselves to cruelly slow tortures devised by the literary industry.  Here’s a break-down for those who can stomach it:

 

Some people (like yours truly) skipped the literary agent steps and submitted straight to publishers. And I have to say, Ellechor was awesome and quick getting back with me, but that has been the exception, in my experience.  If you’re interested in those big NY publishing houses,  don’t even think about submitting your book unless you have an agent. They’ve exiled writers to the moon for less. I swear.

So there you have it. Throw in a few racks, thumb-screws, and public burnings, and you’ve got the picture.  But despite all that…it’s worth it!

Writers are crazy.

Oh yeah, and just so the title of this post is accurate: I have some stupid slugs in my garden. There.