The Tolkien Society

Lord of the Rings protector Christopher Tolkien dies

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/17/20, 11:47 am

Christopher Tolkien, son of fantasy author J.R.R. Tolkien, has died at age 95. The Tolkien Society and HarperCollins UK on Thursday confirmed his death but did not provide additional information. His wife Baillie, his sister Priscilla, and his three children, Simon, Adam, and Rachel, survive him.

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Illustration by Diego Patiño

Invisible hands

Publishing | Anyone can be an author nowadays, but knowing who wrote the book may be a different story
by Jenny Rough
Posted 1/16/20, 02:29 pm

Writer Angela Hunt works fast. In her 30-year career, she’s published over 180 books. “I may not be the best writer in the world, but I do try to be fast and professional,” she says. In the early days, she took whatever assignments she could. “I wrote magazine articles, catalog copy, you know, anything anybody would pay me to write.” One day a ministry representative asked Hunt to ghostwrite the biography of a famous preacher. She accepted the gig, and her career as a ghostwriter took off.

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Picture perfect

Children’s Books | Five picture books
by Susan Olasky
Posted 1/16/20, 11:35 am

Wild Honey From the Moon by Kenneth Kraegel: How far would Mother Shrew go to make her son Hugo well? All the way to the moon and back if she has to. Since the only remedy for his ailment is wild honey from the moon, she’s determined to make the perilous journey. Carrying her red umbrella, she overcomes obstacles including a horned owl that wants to eat her, “night mares” that run like crazy, and a swarm of bees. “Silence,” she commands the bees.

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