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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Greetings, Bearers (and others)!

You all know me as being pretty much a sci-fi/fantasy author, but today I’d like to talk to you about a different direction I’m taking with my writing.

As I’ve stated before, I’m a Christian, and while I don’t ram Christianity down the throats of others, so to speak, I won’t hide it either.  As a Christian, I take great interest in the so-called “worship wars” of the church, where the discussion between contemporary and traditional advocates centers around what is best for Sunday worship.

This has prompted me to write a book in my “spare time” (HA!) about the topic.  I’ve submitted the book to the Christian Faith Publishing Company, and the good news is that they like the book.  The bad news is that the initial cost of publishing, marketing, and distribution is a bit higher than I can afford at the moment 😦

But there is good news.  I have started a Kickstarter campaign for covering the cost of the book, and I would invite you (especially if music in the church is a topic that interests you) to consider pledging an amount to help me in financing the cost of the book.   Of course, as a thank you, I’ll have a couple of nice offers for those who make pledges.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to quit the fiction genre.  I have too much fun writing in it.  But this is something I take very seriously, and I wanted to add my voice as one of clarity in this current debate about music (something that isn’t always heard from either position on the matter).  As enjoyable as fiction writing is, sometimes we have to switch gears and tackle more serious matters, especially when they can make a real difference for the good of others.

So check out the link below for more information, and please consider helping us out!

I’ll be putting some more updates out soon, both on this and the Vein world, so stay tuned!

See you in (or out of) the Vein!

J. Dean

KICKSTARTER LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/990717443/the-beneficial-project

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