5 Ways Star Wars Shaped My Fantasy Novel “The Crescent Stone”
May04

5 Ways Star Wars Shaped My Fantasy Novel “The Crescent Stone”

My first fantasy novel for young adults, “The Crescent Stone,” releases this August. It’s the first book in the Sunlit Lands trilogy, and tells the story of two teens, Madeline and Jason, who are catapulted (not literally) into a magical world where they must battle the forces of evil and their own preferences and desires to try to do the right thing. It’s about friendship, and impossible situations, and...

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The Crescent Stone Cover Reveal!
Jan10

The Crescent Stone Cover Reveal!

It’s time for you to see the cover to THE CRESCENT STONE!

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Best Books of 2017
Dec28

Best Books of 2017

JR. counts down his favorite books of 2017

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Beyond Colorblind with Sarah Shin
Dec22

Beyond Colorblind with Sarah Shin

It’s the StoryMen Season 8 finale! We go out with a bang, welcoming author Sarah Shin to discuss why being “colorblind” just isn’t good enough. We do a deep-dive into what it looks like to seek out cross-cultural friendships without being “that person” who offends and wounds when we’re trying to heal. 

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Herod the Great: The Original Grinch of Christmas
Dec18

Herod the Great: The Original Grinch of Christmas

How could Herod the Great order the deaths of the infants of Bethlehem? JR. Forasteros explores what made Herod the original Grinch who tried to steal Christmas – and how we can avoid walking in his footsteps.

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Cover Reveal: “Good News for a Change” coming in June from NavPress!
Nov14

Cover Reveal: “Good News for a Change” coming in June from NavPress!

I’m excited to share the cover to my upcoming book, “Good News for a Change!”

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