Well, since I’ve just seen an explanation of my “top secret” project in a magazine, I think it’s safe to explain what I’m working on.

Here’s an excerpt from the article in this month’s ASPIRING RETAIL magazine:

Two years after Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, a new biblical film by mainstream Hollywood is set to release. New Line Cinema, which grabbed the brass ring with its exceptional “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, is filming THE NATIVITY STORY, a retelling of a two-year period in Mary and Joseph’s life leading to the birth of Christ and the arrival of the magi. The movie, with a screenplay by Finding Forrester, The Rookie, and Radio screenwriter Mike Rich, is slated to release December 1 . . .

Keisha Castle-Hughes, 16, who received an Oscar nomination for her role in Whale Rider, plays Mary. Oscar Isaacs is Joseph, and Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo plays Elizabeth. Catherine Hardwicke, who wrote and directed Thirteen, directs The Nativity Story.

Tyndale House Publishers is partnering to release a correlating novel, The Nativity Story, by best-selling author Angela Hunt, and The Nativity Story Picture Book, a gift book with film images (titles may change). Both books release November 1. Tyndale plans to work closely with New Line on promotional and marketing opportunities.

For the complete story, click here:

So . . . that’s it! I’m having a ball (I love historical research), and working very hard because my deadline is July 31st.

So . . . I may be brief on the blog in the next few days. But we are doing another BOM, and by request, we’re doing THE IMMORTAL. See you then!



  1. Carrie K.

    Wow – that is quick, considering how long we usually have to wait for one of your new books! Glad you “spilled the beans” – the curiosity was killing me!

  2. Deborah

    oh wow, that is so cool. i heard about the movie a few months ago and i am looking foward to it since i loved keisha castle hughes in whale rider. thanks for sharing the secret!

  3. Leslie

    That’s is so completely wonderful!

    I’m looking forward to seeing the movie (and book of course!)

  4. Ruth

    WOOHOO! I am so excited about this book! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Dick

    How did you find doing biblical fiction? This is Dick Soule from last year’s NANGIE in Philly. Did you ever get a chance to look through the copy of Peculiar People I sent afterwards? You’re on my list for appointments, and I’m hoping to run a very different project by you there…one that actually started with one of the exercises in Nangie. And don’t worry, I won’t wear my Nangie t-shirt again (if you remember that appalling sight)!


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