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  1. Ignatius Press Novels

    The Freshest Love Story This Season Isn’t a Romance

    October 29, 2014 11:52 am 3 Comments

    In the wake of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, there has been a renewed interest in talking about marriage and family—especially marriages and families that are in irregular situations. In Roger Thomas’s new novel, The Accidental Marriage, he traces a coupling that follows a highly irregular path. Scott and Megan… Read more »

    Tags: love marriage Roger Thomas romance sex The Accidental Marriage

  2. Rose Trabbic

    The Crusades: Fact and Fiction

    October 21, 2014 5:27 pm 5 Comments

    A few weeks ago I posted about how I discovered the riches of the novels of Louis de Wohl here. A few readers suggested that I read The Last Crusader, about Don Juan of Austria. It was perfect timing, since I recently had a conversation with my mom about the… Read more »

    Tags: crusades historical fiction Louis de Wohl The Last Crusader

  3. James Casper

    The Forty-Year Challenge

    October 16, 2014 5:51 pm Leave a Comment

    Not long ago, a former student asked me when I had first ‘gotten serious’ about writing stories. This, of course, is a ‘loaded’ question, and so I replied that I no longer remembered. At my age, now seventy-three, you can get away with evasions like that. In truth, it was… Read more »

    Tags: creative process creativity Everywhere in Chains James Casper writing

  4. Novel Thoughts: "Fear: The Inspiration Killer"

    Fear: The Inspiration Killer

    September 25, 2014 11:39 am 2 Comments

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    Criticism. We all hate it. For those of you who say you ‘love’ it…. well, you’re lying or you’re a weirdo. By ‘love’ it, you probably mean that it helps you improve/grow/better yourself etc. But no one enjoys hearing that their creative work has issues or is just plain bad. This is where pride and fear enter in. Fear is the devil’s ultimate inspiration killer. Read more »

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  5. Ignatius Press Novels

    You can find The Accidental Marriage details here and buy it online (hardback or ebook).   Roger Thomas switches hats from pro-life advocate to fiction writer in this interview. Thomas, who has two books of fiction with Ignatius, is promoting his latest, The Accidental Marriage, which covers an unconventional couple in… Read more »

    Tags: family life friendship interview IVF marriage Roger Thomas same-sex attraction The Accidental Marriage

  6. Ignatius Press Novels

    IP Novels Digest: First Day of Fall!

    September 22, 2014 9:32 am Leave a Comment

    Today is the first official day of Fall and what better way to celebrate than to curl up with one of our novels!  Mark Nowakowski of Communities Digital News suggests Lucy Beckett’s The Leaves are Falling: Lucy Beckett may be a retired English literature professor, but she definitely doesn’t write like… Read more »

    Tags: digest Do No Harm novels reviews The Leaves Are Falling The Quiet Light The Rising Tobit's Dog

  7. Rose Trabbic

    Discovering the treasures of novelist Louis de Wohl

    September 15, 2014 7:30 am 7 Comments

    Several years ago, I bought a novel by Louis de Wohl as a birthday present for my husband. At the time, I was a little burned out on stories about the saints, so I gave no thought to reading it myself. Fast forward three years, and I am given the… Read more »

    Tags: historical fiction history Louis de Wohl novelists recommendations saints St. Augustine St. Francis of Assisi St. Helena St. Ignatius of Loyola St. Thomas Aquinas The Golden Thread The Joyful Beggar The Living Wood The Quiet Light The Restless Flame

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    Iota: A Review

    September 3, 2014 6:30 am Leave a Comment

    This review originally appeared in Ignatius Novels author Roger B. Thomas’s personal blog, A Prince of the West (post here). Reprinted in full with permission. I’ve heard it said that if the world made sense, men would ride sidesaddle. I’m going to up that by claiming that if the world… Read more »

    Tags: historical fiction history Iota novelists reviews T.M. Doran Terrapin Toward the Gleam World War II

  9. Ignatius Press Novels

    IP Novels Digest

    August 27, 2014 9:15 am Comments Off

    Summer is almost over and these bloggers have some great end of summer reading suggestions! Sarah Reinhard  at the Snoring Scholar suggests Do No Harm by Fiorella de Maria: “Enter Do No Harm, by Fiorella de Maria (Ignatius Press, 2013). It covers topics I am praying about and pretty sick-to-my-stomach about, topics… Read more »

    Tags: blogs digest Do No Harm Everywhere in Chains reviews The Leaves Are Falling The Rising Tobit's Dog

  10. Ignatius Press Novels

    An Interview with Roger Thomas

    August 21, 2014 3:08 pm 1 Comment

    Roger Thomas is a lifelong Michigan resident, has been married to his wife Ellen since 1981. They have six grown children and eight grandchildren. He is a self-employed computer consultant. He loves reading, and his favorite authors include C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Rudyard Kipling, and P.G. Wodehouse. He has had… Read more »

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