SFF Blog Tour: Donita K. Paul

Elizabeth Goddard Uncategorized 10 Comments

Today we begin our discussion about Donita K. Paul, her books and her website, in our effort to promote the science fiction and fantasy genre within the Christian market. Mrs. Paul has had phenomenal success with her Dragon Keeper Chronicles. Though written for the YA market, Dragonspell and Dragonquest have entertained both young and old alike. With various races that inhabit the land, as well as numerous dragon types such as minor dragons and meech dragons, there’s never a dull moment.

Many writers have expressed an interest in writing a Harry Potter type of series for the Christian market. I believe that Mrs. Paul has done this with her books, whether that was her intention or not. The novels are filled with wizards and magic. Yet, she goes to great lengths to define all things within the law and wisdom of Wulder—the equivalent of God within the world she has created. The stories are wonderful tales that both teach and reveal many deep truths without being didactic.

For her latest installment, DragonKnight, she has captivated me with her hero. Bardon comes into his own as he seeks to fulfill his calling. Watch the trailer for the book here.
To quote her website:

Return to the land of dragons and magic you discovered in Dragonspell and DragonQuest, in this finely crafted and memorable work of fantasy fiction with a core of eternal truth.

Be sure to visit the other blog tour participants:

Sally Apokedak
Valerie Comer
Johne Cook
Janey DeMeo
Mary E. DeMuth
Rebecca Grabill
Leathel Grody
Katie Hart
Sherrie Hibbs
Marcia Laycock
Shannon McNear
Matt Mikalatos
Becky Miller
Mirtika Schultz
Stuart Stockton
Steve Trower


Comments 10

  1. sally apokedak

    Hmmm I was all excited about the video trailer but the link is bringing up an error page for some reason.

    I’m glad to hear what you say about book three. I’ve not gotten to read my copy yet. =0)

  2. Beth Goddard

    I dont’ know what’s wrong with that link. No matter what I do, it won’t work. Hmmm.

    Also, I’ll hae to put your name into the list. I copied that list direction from Becky’s. 🙂

  3. Donita K. Paul

    Hi, Everyone,
    Yes, Mir, I am having fun! Let me tell you a little story if you don’t shoot me for bragging.

    For this week I will feel like a “real” author. I have booksignings and internet interviews and yesterday a reader recognized me while I was shopping at Walmart.
    In the produce aisle, next to the organic veggies, I heard a gasp. “You’re that author, aren’t you?”
    Never quick to acknowledge I am “that” author, I answered, “I am an author.”
    “You spoke at the classical academy, right?”
    Since I did speak at the classical academy, I relaxed. Perhaps I am “that” author.
    I smiled a gracious, author-being-recognized smile. “Yes,”
    Another gasp. (Really this is equal parts embarrassing and great for my ego.) “You were great. The kid’s even listened to you.”
    A look of bewilderment crosses the face of this fantastic fan. She placed both hands to her face, flat palms squeezing her cheeks. “I don’t remember your name.”
    *sigh* That’s all right. One can expect only so much awe and admiration at Walmart’s. I told her my name, gave her my bookmark (The shiny new one of the book that came out today), and picked out a head of lettuce.
    Guess I’m not forced to shop in sunglasses, scarved, and disguised yet.

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