Proud moments for authors, plus a Catholic saint’s image—Tweeted by Kanye West.
Katy Carl, Editor in Chief: “Congrats, Karen, on the mention! Nice to see our own Eleanor Nicholson on there too.” Jennifer the Damned by Karen Ullo, Managing Editor, is listed at the linked article, as is A Bloody Habit by Eleanor Bourg Nicholson, who is identified on her author page at Ignatius Press as Assistant Executive Editor for Dappled Things.
Believe Entertainment has purchased the film rights to Cinder Allia, Karen Ullo’s second well-received book after Jennifer the Damned! Believe Entertainment is a Christian film company that recently had a break-through success with the dramatically gripping movie Unplanned, which reached both religious and nonreligious moviegoers to great reviews. The film company is moving into fantasy, and it’s hard to imagine a film company that would be more capable of making an equally successful movie from this book.
Natalie Morrill, Fiction Editor, recommended this photo of author, Paul J. Contino, holding the first copy of his book Dostoevsky’s Incarnational Realism fresh out of the shipping box—an important moment for an author when he or she holds the baby, I mean the book, for the first time.
Father Michael Rennier, Dappled Things Web Editor, recommended this image from a Tweet by rapper Kanye West, a.k.a Ye, “Ye gets it.” West is an outspoken born-again Christian, and lately he has been Tweeting icons and paintings of Catholic saints. This one, Tweeted September 25, is “St. Catherine of Siena Invested with the Dominican Habit,”(c. 1640). It’s by Giovanni di Paolo and it’s in the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.
In her vision, Catherine was offered the habits of three religious orders: Dominican, Augustinian and Franciscan, by the founder saints of those groups. She chose the order of St. Dominic.” —From Ad Imaginem Dei: Thoughts on the history of European art, from a Catholic perspective