f a i t h * i n * f i c t i o n: Good News, Bad News

f a i t h * i n * f i c t i o n

Thursday, April 01, 2004

Good News, Bad News

The good news first. After months of negotiating, BHP is ready to announce the first title in its new Groundswell imprint. This publishing venture will allow us to publish cutting-edge fiction that pushes the established CBA boundaries. Our first title is going to be an urban romantic comedy penned by notable and controversial rap sensation 50 Cent. Mr. Cent has recently devoted himself to the Lord and wants to put his gangsta ways behind him. The story revolves around a wounded rap star who finds himself falling for the no-nonsense nurse who leads him to Christ.

We're also in negotiations for two other books.

One would be with Roberto Visconti, who played "Scornful Roman" in The Passion of the Christ for a biblical history novel that follows the life of the Roman soldier who won Jesus' garment.

The second book would be a novel from Max Lucado. Well, not so much a novel, as just a blank book with his name on the cover. We're predicting modest sales in the low 240,000s.

So that's the good news. The bad news is that I'll be closing shop here soon. It's the hardest thing I've ever had to do, but I need to put the needs of my children and the future of my family first. I've been asked to write the novelizations of Rick Warren's Purpose Driven Life and Purpose Driven Church. We're also talking with Andrew Lloyd Webber about turning them in lavish Broadway musicals. Matthew Broderick is being mentioned as a possible lead. Keep your fingers crossed. In the meanwhile, I thank you for your support through the past months and wish you Godspeed in the future.