10 Great Stories to Read Right Now

10 Great Stories to Read Right Now

10 Great Stories to Read Right Now I was in my twenties before I discovered and fell in love with J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. A little later in life than many other Tolkien fans, perhaps, but it was absolutely the right time for me — reading his richly...
Merlin’s Seven Magical Words: Courage

Merlin’s Seven Magical Words: Courage

Merlin’s Seven Magical Words: Courage Merlin has been a part of my life for more than 20 years. Though he may be but a mythical being to some, and a great character in an epic story for many more, after more than 12 books devoted to his life and the telling of...
Merlin’s Seven Magical Words: Belief

Merlin’s Seven Magical Words: Belief

Merlin’s Seven Magical Words: Belief “Belief is a powerful elixir. It offers strength, renewal, and peace to those who drink it. And your cup can be forever refilled.” Belief, one of Merlin’s seven most magical words in the universe, can give us comfort in times of...
My Favorite Villain

My Favorite Villain

My Favorite Villain Much of the focus of my stories is on the path of heroes, since, as Joseph Campbell so wisely taught, every great and enduring adventure involves the journey of a hero who works toward a worthy goal. But some of the most memorable stories have...
Wrapping up my Atlantis Lost Book Tour

Wrapping up my Atlantis Lost Book Tour

Wrapping up my Atlantis Lost Book Tour As I wrote about in my last blog entry, I’ve been dashing around the country this autumn in celebration of the release of the third and final book ofThe Atlantis Saga. Last weekend, after an amazing Thanksgiving with family...
From the Atlantis Lost Book Tour

From the Atlantis Lost Book Tour

From the Atlantis Lost Book Tour I’m more than halfway through the book tour for Atlantis Lost – and what an adventure it has been! I’ve been to 6 cities in 5 states and have been thrilled to meet so many of you and sign your books. And I’ve...
Atlantis Lost Book Tour!

Atlantis Lost Book Tour!

Atlantis Lost Book Tour! I’m very happy to share that the third book in The Atlantis Saga, Atlantis Lost, is coming to bookstores everywhere on November 8th. In honor of this final installment in the tale of the mysterious, magical island, I’ll be visiting...
Celebrate Reading!

Celebrate Reading!

Celebrate Reading! The magic of books is that they allow you to travel wherever you like in your imagination. You don’t even need a ticket… or a toothbrush! The very best stories spark the imagination, empower us, provide comfort, and help us understand...
The Real Magic of Merlin

The Real Magic of Merlin

The Real Magic of Merlin Wizards are full of surprises. They change faces, personalities, and forms at will. They grow younger, older, or stay forever the same age. They appear when least expected, and often vanish when most needed. In the sheer ability to surprise,...
Book Tour Update – East Coast Adventures

Join Me On My May Book Tour

Join Me On My May Book Tour I’m excited to announce my upcoming tour celebrating the release of my two newest books — The Wisdom of Merlin which was released in March and the latest book in The Atlantis Saga, Atlantis in Peril, available on May 5th. I find...
Merlin Returns to Answer Even More

Merlin Returns to Answer Even More

Merlin Returns to Answer Even More Hello again, my friends. Thanks to the great hospitality of my friend, T. A. Barron, I am once again able to have a conversation with you here — a fact for which I am truly grateful. As for your questions… the truth is, I adore...
Merlin Answers Your Questions

Merlin Answers Your Questions

Merlin Answers Your Questions My goodness! When my good friend T. A. Barron told me that he had recently gathered several questions for me from around the world, I never expected quite such an overwhelming number. I must tell you all that it has been truly delightful...
More Bloggers Inspired By The Wisdom of Merlin

More Bloggers Inspired By The Wisdom of Merlin

More Bloggers Inspired By The Wisdom of Merlin I’m delighted that more bloggers are sharing their thoughts on Merlin’s magical words in celebration of the March 24th publication of my book, The Wisdom of Merlin: 7 Magical Words for a Meaningful Life....
Wisdom of Merlin: Bloggers Get Inspired

Wisdom of Merlin: Bloggers Get Inspired

Wisdom of Merlin: Bloggers Get Inspired My upcoming book, The Wisdom of Merlin: 7 Magical Words for a Meaningful Life is being released on March 24th. In celebration, I reached out to a number of bloggers from all different backgrounds, and asked them to share their...
Questions from Readers About Merlin

Questions from Readers About Merlin

Questions from Readers About Merlin It seems natural that since I’ve written many books about Merlin (and I’m also working on Merlin: The Movie!), you all have many questions for me about Merlin and his magic. I love answering your questions, so here are some of the...
More Awards for Atlantis Rising!

More Awards for Atlantis Rising!

More Awards for Atlantis Rising! I’m excited and humbled to share with you the news that Atlantis Rising has been selected to receive two great awards! Atlantis Rising was awarded a silver medal from the 2013 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards (Celebrating Youthful...
More of Merlin’s Most Magical Words: Courage and Knowledge

Merlin’s Seven Most Magical Words

Merlin’s Seven Most Magical Words I’m excited to share with you my latest video — Merlin’s Guide to a Meaningful Life: The Seven Most Magical Words.  This video is both a preview of an upcoming book… and the start of my video series that explores how...
Atlantis Rising Tour Wrap Up

Atlantis Rising Tour Wrap Up

Atlantis Rising Tour Wrap Up My Atlantis Rising book tour has come to an end. From Seattle to New York, with 22 events (not including my trip across the pond to Oxford!) in almost as many cities it has been a wild adventure indeed! But I have had so much fun meeting...
Atlantis Rising Tour Wrap Up

Atlantis Rising Tour Continues!

Atlantis Rising Tour Continues! It has only been six days since my last post…but in that short time I’ve been through 8 cities in 5 states, and I’ve only just begun! My week started in the Pacific Northwest with stops in Seattle and Portland. Then I did a tour of the...
Atlantis Rising Tour Wrap Up

Atlantis Rising Book Tour Begins!

Atlantis Rising Book Tour Begins! The weeks leading up to a book release are always a bit hectic. None more so than this year, when in addition to launching a new book in a brand new trilogy – and working on the Merlin movie project – I was also planning and launching...
Introducing Atlantis Rising

Introducing Atlantis Rising

Introducing Atlantis Rising I’m thrilled to introduce you to my newest “baby” – my book Atlantis Rising! This will be the first book in a new series – The Atlantis Saga.  When you read it, you’ll discover that it’s different...
Merlin the Movie Update: December 2012

Merlin the Movie Update: December 2012

Merlin the Movie Update: December 2012 Good news! Warner Bros. Studio recently renewed its option to develop this film. That’s a good sign of their excitement about this project — though still a long way from the Merlin movie we all want to see. More good news:...
Merlin the Movie Update: December 2012

Merlin the Movie Update: September 2012

Merlin the Movie Update: September 2012 Just received the first draft of the script. It’s coming together nicely. Most important, it remains true to the spirit of our friend Merlin. On top of that, I am delighted with the visionary leadership of my producer,...
Merlin the Movie Update: December 2012

Merlin the Movie Update: June 2012

Merlin the Movie Update: June 2012 Warner Bros. has just hired a new, highly acclaimed script writer, Ed Whitworth. He brings excellent writing skills, and even more important, a genuine passion for young Merlin’s adventures. Expect a first draft of the script...
Merlin the Movie Update: December 2012

Merlin the Movie Update: January 2012

Merlin the Movie Update: January 2012 Excellent news! Donald DeLine, a terrific producer, has just signed onto this project. He brings huge experience as a highly successful producer – including several films that have each grossed almost $200 million worldwide (which...
Merlin the Movie Update: December 2012

Merlin the Movie Update: July 2010

Merlin the Movie Update: July 2010 We have reached, at long last, a crucial stage — going out to directors. We now have a short list of terrific, absolutely top filmmakers. Any one of these directors would do a brilliant job. Our goal is to bring one of them onto the...
Merlin the Movie Update: December 2012

Merlin the Movie Update: January 2009

Merlin the Movie Update: January 2009 Having just returned home from a creative meeting at the Paramount studio in California (the third such meeting in three months), I can tell you there is great excitement for this project. We still have much to do to achieve the...