Thursday, October 30, 2008

Senator Obama - Either Stand Up or Step Down

I am adding my voice to many others who are demanding that Senator Obama prove that he is “a natural born Citizen” of the United States, as the Constitution requires as a qualification for president, and he must do so with conclusive documentary evidence.

To this date, he is fighting in court to keep his birth records from being made public. What is he trying to hide?

As many of you know, I'm not supporting Senator McCain for president, so this isn't an attempt to sway people in that direction. I'm just extremely concerned about the ramifications of electing a man who seems to be swindling the American people with a media-aided run for the White House while concealing his background and lack of necessary credentials.

Electing a man who might eventually prove to be constitutionally unqualified will have grave consequences, and electing a man who is actually hiding his past might well mean that we will have a usurper in the most powerful human office in the world, one who has evil motives and could spell disaster for our republic.

So, Senator Obama, we the people demand that you come clean, show official documentary evidence of your qualifications, or step down as the Democrat candidate for President of the United States.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Echoes from the Edge Special Deal

This is a quick note to let you know that I am offering the first two books in the Echoes from the Edge series for $15 plus shipping. That's only $7.50 per book. Signed copies would make a great Christmas gift for the readers on your list.

Click here to go to the page for this sale, or click here for my complete ordering page.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Motiv8 Tour Sponsor - Real Armor of God

Wielding swords and wearing medieval clothing was one of the highlights of our tour. At many of the events, Sir Wayne and Sir Christopher put on mock sword battles that proved to be very popular with everyone.

In the photo the two knights are going at it in a mall in Medford, Oregon. They put on a great show.

Kids and parents alike stared at our swords with wide eyes, especially when we let them hold our blades. What a treat!

Where did we get the swords, scabbards, belts, and much of our clothing? At a great online store called Real Armor of God. John Cooper of Real Armor, a tour sponsor, provided the swords as well as much of our garb. We can't thank him enough for his generosity.

Do you want battle-ready swords? Realistic clothing from a variety of historic eras? Chain mail? It's all there at Real Armor of God. And the prices are reasonable. What a great Christmas present for the warrior or sword maiden on your gift list!

Here is the link: Or just click here.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Motiv8 Contest Results

The Motiv8 Fantasy Fiction Tour is over, and so is the contest. I will be posting photos and videos from the tour soon, but now it's time to post the contest results.

First place is KeenEye with 1939 points. He wins books for life.

Second place is Daughter of Thigocia with 1768 points. She wins five books. Since she won three books in the previous contest, one of which she has already received, she now gets the next seven books I publish.

Third place is Galadriel with 1577 points. She wins three books. Since she won two books in the previous contest, one of which she has already received, she now gets the next four books I publish.

Here is a list showing the rest of the top ten. They win The Bones of Makaidos when it comes out. If they won any books in the previous contest, this will increase their book winnings by one.

Iluvhorses - 1168
Makaidos - 1028
Katie G - 857
Shiloh - 835
Malfhok - 633
NoahR - 631
Jessica H - 590

Congratulations winners! Please be sure to keep me up to date on your postal mailing address. If you move and don't tell me, I won't be able to send you the books.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Movtiv8 Tour - Day Four

Today, October 6, we drove from Medford, Oregon, to Sacramento, California, which ended up being about a six-hour journey. Our first stop was Trinity Christian School where we spoke to a great group of fifth through seventh graders.

Next, we went to a Barnes & Noble and spoke to quite a sizable group, most of whom stayed for the entire two hours. We introduced our books, Wayne Batson did a reading from Isle of Swords, and we took questions from the audience for nearly an hour. It was really a great time.

Tomorrow we head for Fresno for two charity events. We're very much looking forward to this new adventure.

For your entertainment, I'm embedding our videos from the first two days of Motiv8 events.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Movtiv8 Tour - Day Three

Yesterday, we left the Seattle area at about 7:00 a.m. and drove to Portland, Oregon, where we met readers at Bridgeport Village. Although it was raining, and we gathered at an outside gazebo, many came out to see us. As you can see in the photo, the authors stood around and chatted with people as they arrived. You can see me on the right in a black sweatshirt.

After that, we drove to Medford, Oregon, where we had a fantastic even at a mall. Dozens and dozens of readers showed up to watch Wayne and Christopher cross swords in a heated duel, ignited by a controversy over who had the proper hair style--Christopher sporting the bald look, or Wayne with the long hair and ponytail. Everyone had a great time.

This morning we will drive to Sacramento for an assembly at Trinity Christian School and then a signing event at a Barnes & Noble bookstore.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Movtiv8 Tour - Day Two

Day two of the Motiv8 Fantasy Fiction tour was fantastic! We had a great interview at a TBN affiliate, then a signing event at Harvest Logos Bookstore in North Seattle. Many readers came, some spending the entire two hours visiting with us.

After that, we drove to Enumclaw for another super event at the Salt Shaker Bookstore. The staff there had decorated the store like a castle. It was amazing! I hope to have photos in a later blog post. Jonathan and Wayne did readings from their books, then Wayne and Christopher drew swords and fought. The place rocked with laughter.

Today we travel to Portland for lunch with local fans, then on to Medford for another bookstore event. We're already tired, but after such great turnouts yesterday, the adrenaline is pumping.

Don't forget that you can watch many of the events from wherever you are. If we can get an Internet connection, we will stream them live at our tour site. Click here to go to the fantasy fiction page.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Movtiv8 Tour - Day One

The Motiv8 Fantasy Fiction tour began yesterday with a great stop in Abbotsford, British Columbia. First we spoke to classes at MEI Middle School, then had pizza with students who won an award for writing a book report, and finally had a wonderful assembly for students and parents.

Christopher Hopper was our master of ceremonies (he's a natural for that!). First the Miller Brothers, authors of the new Hunter Brown series, spoke. They shared funny stories about how they grew up with tales of adventure and how that led them to write. Donita Paul told a story about how truth was better handled by hearers if it was wrapped in the clothing of story telling. Jonathan Rogers explained how fiction is such a great vehicle for leading readers to the goal of learning. I told two stories about how God taught me how He was leading me through my writing journey.

Finally, we took questions from the audience, both in the room and on-line. Remember, we're streaming every event we can to the Internet. You can see our events at this website. Please take part!

One non-tour note that I want to add: Remember that October 1 marked the launch of Marcher Lord Press, the new publishing company dedicated to Christian fantasy and science fiction. Marcher Lord Press is the brainchild of Christian publishing industry veteran Jeff Gerke. Be sure to head on over to to take advantage of the free bonus books being given away with the purchase of Marcher Lord Press novels. See also the great prize giveaway and other Launch Day fun.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Eternity's Edge is Out

Eternity's Edge, book #2 in the Echoes from the Edge trilogy is now available. Although today is the official release date, that doesn't necessarily mean it will be on the shelf of your bookstore, so please call before you go out to try to buy it.

I noticed that it is showing up as "in stock" at and, so it is now readily available online, as well.

I hope you'll pick it up soon, but you really need to read book #1, Beyond the Reflection's Edge, first. When you read it, please send me a review.

If you want to buy an autographed copy from me, click here. You'll find a link for Amazon here, and I have provided a link for below.

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By Bryan Davis / Zonderkidz