Catholic Author

Apr 5, 2022

Combat veterans, exorcists, & serious storytelling with Douglas Ernst

Catholic Author

For mature audiences | Sometimes writing serious storytelling for Catholics feels like a minefield – ‘it’s not Catholic enough!’ or ‘it’s too Catholic!’ Douglas fused some crazy fun ideas together, drawing on his faith and his time in the military, to dramatize how exorcists engage with demons. His goal? To tell a darn good story, and share how he sees the world.

ABOUT Douglas Ernst
Douglas Ernst is the creator and writer or the Soulfinder series at Iconic Comics. He’s a former Army guy who believes success comes through hard work, honesty, optimism, and perseverance. He believes seeing yourself as a victim creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. He’s a USC Trojan with an MA in Political Science from American University and the creator of the Soulfinder series.  Website | Patreon | YouTube | Twitter 

BOOK: SoulFinder
Retter is a combat veteran reluctant to accept his calling as a parish priest. But the evil he encounters in his investigation — a sinister cult and the demons it worships — may convince him otherwise. There are many tales to tell about this band of brothers and their clashes with evil. ‘Soulfinder: Demon’s Match’ gives readers, by the last page, a taste of the vast and unexplored spiritual battlefield that these men face. Learn more

ABOUT THE CATHOLIC AUTHOR SHOW
The show about Catholic fiction for ordinary, modern authors! We talk creed, craft, and co-creation, rooted in grit, grace, gods, and dragons. Let’s inspire your faith and your fiction!

(Used to be ‘Silhouettes of the Truth,’ now renamed in 2022 to the CatholicAuthor Show)

We’re inspired by the words of St Basil to see the silhouettes of the truth’ in secular literature. In crafting fiction, we are also haunted by and hunting these ‘silhouettes’ of truth, beauty, and goodness that are dimly seen through stories. Human beings and human stories are full of flaws and fascination. As authors, we are drawn to dramatize the realities of the spiritual, mystical, and mortal life.

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Writing a YA fantasy novel – the Sands of Nall (Announcement!)- with Jacqueline Lucca

Writing a YA fantasy novel – the Sands of Nall (Announcement!)- with Jacqueline Lucca

Jacqueline Lucca is an author and adventurer with a passion for words and stories. We’re lucky to have her announce for the first time ever her upcoming novel, ‘The Sands of Nall.’ With a Bachelor’s degree from St Thomas University in English Language and Literature, by day she creates courses to help writers build critical thought, develop writing skills, and have fun! By night she works on creating stories and novels.

WEBSITES:
https://www.adventuresinexcellence.com
https://jacquelinelucca.wordpress.com

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ABOUT THIS SHOW: The Catholic Author Show
The show about Catholic fiction for ordinary, modern authors! We talk creed, craft, and co-creation, rooted in grit, grace, gods, and dragons. Let’s inspire your faith and your fiction!

ABOUT CATHOLICAUTHOR
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00:00 What book character is Jacqueline?
02:06 Jacqueline’s origin story
5:32 The Sands of Nall – Announcement!
09:10 What inspired this novel
10:30 Dream journaling for inspiration?
16:55 Courses in writing and editing
19:37 Key things that impacted her writing
22:40 Being real with your characters
27:23 Writing for an audience
30:45 Favorite legends: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
36:30 Worldbuilding the Sands of Nall
42:33 Jacqueline’s 1 minute message of encouragement

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Self-Publishing Young Children’s Picture Books as a Homeschool Mom with Madeleine Carroll

Self-Publishing Young Children’s Picture Books as a Homeschool Mom with Madeleine Carroll

ABOUT MADELEINE CARROLL
Madeleine is a Catholic, homeschooling mother, catechist and author in the United Kingdom.

WEBSITE: www.isaiahbooks.co.uk

ABOUT THIS SHOW: The Catholic Author Show
The show about Catholic fiction for ordinary, modern authors! We talk creed, craft, and co-creation, rooted in grit, grace, gods, and dragons. Let’s inspire your faith and your fiction!

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ABOUT CATHOLICAUTHOR
The creative community for the modern Catholic author. We’re helping Catholic authors grow, connect, and keep writing! Start your 30 day free trial with our community, then $5 per month. https://legendfiction.com/
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FREE COURSE: How to be a Catholic Author
Helping authors write exciting novels, connect faith with fiction, and be a better Catholic! https://legendfiction.com/free-course

00:00 Madeleine as a book character is…
02:08 Madeleine’s origin story
06:00 Creating nature story books for children
08:24 Where story ideas come from
10:19 Homeschooling special needs children
13:55 Creating a book and collaborating with an artist
16:06 Producing and marketing children’s books
19:01 Where to find Madeleine online
20:37 Madeleine’s 1 Minute word of encouragement to Catholic Authors

CATHOLICAUTHOR | A SMARTCATHOLICS PROJECT
If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your one friend you think would really like to see it. Come and join us in the free, Catholic community on https://smartcatholics.com | We’re free of trolls and ads and toxicity, faithful to the Holy Father Pope Francis and the Church, and committed to a culture of kindness and learning. Sound like you? Come and join us.

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