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Church in Ghana needs help!

Posted April 2, 2024 By Mrs. Wright

Jagi, here.

I have a friend in Ghana, a young man I met because he is a fan of my writing. We e-chat often and encourage each other in our pursuit of Christianity and our walk with God.

Last fall, during a particularly torrential storm, the church he is a member of, Kpalun Church of Christ, collapsed.

Since then, their congregation has suffered constant mockery from the surrounding Muslims, who are the dominant religion in the area, for the fact that God has not yet provided them with a new church. On top of the hardship of a national recession, which means they all often go without meals, this is a great deal for the congregation to bear. He reports, heartbroken, that members are losing their faith and leaving.

This is so painful for my friend, but he and his pastor refuses to be daunted.

I convinced them to start a GiveSendGo, so that people can help in a clear and simple way.

If any of you can give even a small amount, I will be very grateful!

If not, if you could share this link on your own social media, that would be a great help, too!

Much gratitude!!


GiveSendGo for Kpalun Church of Christ, Ghana

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Lamplighter on Formatting

Posted April 1, 2024 By Mrs. Wright
A community service post, by my lovely and talented wife,  who writes under her pen name, L. Jagi Lamplighter, on how to format a manuscript:

This is the format that, until recently, all editors wanted stories to arrive in. Nowadays, what different editors want may differ more, but this is till the default, should the specific place you are submitting to not give instructions.

  1. Name and address in the upper left. On the right, the number of words.
  2. About five spaces down, the title.
  3. One space, then author’s name.
  4. About another five spaces…putting it at the center of the page, the first page starts. (Pages after that are normal, no extra spaces needed)
  5. Every paragraph should be indented five spaces.
  6. Double space—all lines. No extra spaces between paragraphs.
  7. One inch margins.

What you do not want to do, ever, is send a manuscript to an editor or typesetter in Blog Format—i.e. no indent, extra space between paragraphs.

One manuscript was delivered to Superversive Press this way. The typesetter did not realize this and typeset it as is—with an extra line between every paragraph.

When the error was detected and the book reformatted (after the first dozen or so had sold), it shortened the final paper volume by well over 150 pages—which allowed the publisher to cut the price.

So this is not a small matter.

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At Long Last…Guardians of the Twilight Lands

Posted September 4, 2023 By Mrs. Wright

Jagi here.

The Unexpected Year of Rachel Griffin

When I started writing this series, in 2011, I decided to set it in the same year as the roleplaying game it was based on–the far-future year of 2023.

Rachel Griffin’s first day of school, when she wakes up to hear the Lion talking to the Raven, takes place in the wee hours of the morning of September 4th, 2023.

Which is today.

In honor of Rachel’s first day at Roanoke Academy for the Sorcerous Art, here is The Sixth Book of Unexpected Enlightenment: Guardians of the Twilight Lands:

An old enemy returns!

With the Heer of Dunderberg dead, Rachel Griffin is determined to save her beloved Roanoke Academy before time runs out, but to do this, a new covenant must be forged with the island’s fairies. On top of this, an old enemy has escaped and might reappear any moment

Rachel has learned not to wish on stars, but what should she do when she yearns for help? She is troubled by other questions, too: Where do the dead go? What became of her beloved late grandfather? Most annoying of all, with such a wonderful boyfriend, how can she be in love with two boys?

As her fourteenth birthday approaches, the answer to these questions awaits her, along with wonders such as she has never seen.

But there are terrible things ahead, too.

Read Guardians of the Twilight Lands today!


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At Long Last: The Secret of the Perilous Wood

Posted May 4, 2023 By Mrs. Wright

Jagi here.

Five years ago, back in 2018, I wrote a series of articles on Defending the Wood Perilous. Or rather, I wrote four articles and then declared that I would write one called The Secret of the Perilous Wood.

I never got to it.

Ever since, John has been asking me to write it. He wanted to read the rest of it.

Well, I finally finished it, and I am glad I waited. I would not have been able to write this article in 2018–or if I had, it would not have meant as much.

As it turns out, this is not the end of the series. There will be more. But, for now, finally, here it is:: The Secret of the Perilous Wood!

(For those who want to read the series from the beginning, here is Part One. )

Here is an excerpt:

Now, finally, what is the Wood’s secret? To answer that question, I must tell you a story.

This is a true story. It happened long enough ago that travel from America to India was by ship, but it happened. If you wish to hear it yourself, I’ll put a link at the end, though it isn’t told by the person it happened to. Still, the person who tells of the experience also includes some related experiences of his own. It’s worth listening to.

A man wished to understand mesmerism better and how to fight it. He was so interested in this that he traveled to India to study with an Indian mystic and learn about their methods.

As he settled onto the ship, he met another traveler, a Hindu, and asked him if he believed in mesmerism.

The two of them were standing overlooking the front of the ship. It was a lovely day. Stevedores were loading baggage. The docks were busy.

Suddenly, a huge tidal wave struck the ship. The stevedores were swept away. Baggage was washed everywhere. The man had to hang on for dear life. It was a huge disaster.

Then, just as suddenly, it was over.

There was no tidal wave. The stevedores still worked on the deck. The baggage was still there.

The man’s fellow traveler smiled and asked, “Is that what you meant?”

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Best of Planetary!

Posted April 7, 2023 By Mrs. Wright

Hey, all! Jagi, here.

You may remember the Planetary anthologies that came out a few years back. While those anthologies are no longer available, a new Best of Planetary has been compiled. It features two of the best stories from each planet, and the planet Mercury belongs entirely to John and I.

So if you have not read John’s crazy time travel story about a young woman who has forgotten where she left the memory eraser helmet or my tale of how Erasmus Prospero came to know Tristmagistis (a.k.a. the god Mercury), now you can!

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Delayed Gratitude

Posted December 2, 2022 By Mrs. Wright

Jagi, here.

I realize I am a week late, but I just wanted to give thanks for all of you. You keep up our spirits and read our books. You make being a writer worth the effort!

In particular, I would like to give thanks to everyone who has supported us in the last few years. With John out of work at the moment and us living from miracle to miracle, we are so grateful for you all!

God bless. A late Thanksgiving and Happy Advent!

Mrs. John C. Wright

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Jinjang — YA Science Fiction on Sale Today

Posted February 12, 2021 By Mrs. Wright

This Chistian YA Science Fiction, Jinjang, is published by my son and written by a lovely Catholic woman who is a loyal supporter of mine who has done great good for our family through the years.

On sale this weekend for 99 cents.

As different as Night and Day.

Tender One lost her beloved brother, and now someone in this unfamiliar, underground Night Dweller community wants Tender One dead. If she can overcome her culture shock, maybe she can discover the truth before anyone else is harmed.

Nub is fascinated by Tender One and her people—he has never met a Day Dweller before—but he is also the prime suspect. Will Tender One reject this stranger who looks nothing like her people? Or will she find the courage to follow her heart?

As cultures clash, love is kindled on Jinjang, the world where a year is but a single day.

Buy it now!

Get Jinjang today!

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For Those In Need of Hope…

Posted January 20, 2021 By Mrs. Wright

An Article by my Lovely and Talented Wife:

Never Give Up:

The Battle Is Not Yours…

There are times when we feel as if nothing we attempt will ever succeed.

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Chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card

Posted January 5, 2021 By Mrs. Wright

Jagi, here.  John and I are helping to launch a new Christian YA Science Fiction novel, JINJANG. This charming story of cultures clashing on a distant world where a day is as long as our year, written by a lovely Catholic fan of John’s who has been tremendously supportive of our family for some time now,  is being published by our son, Orville through Wisecraft Publishing.

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Live Tonight with Jon Del Arroz

Posted December 2, 2020 By Mrs. Wright

We go live at 10.00 pm EST. Please join us.


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Huge Black Friday/Cyber Monday Booksale

Posted November 27, 2020 By Mrs. Wright

Enormous Book Sale, all 99 cents or FREE.

The selection includes top science fiction, fantasy, and adventure authors like C.J. Carella, Larry Correia,  Jon del Arroz, David Drake, Eric Flint, Declan Finn, Amie Gibbons, Sarah Hoyt, Daniel Humphreys, Tom Kratman, Robert Kroese, Phillip Ligon, Jon Mollison, Andre Norton, Richard Paolinelli, John Ringo, Cedar Sanderson, Adam Lane Smith, David Weber, David J. West, Michael Z. Williamson, John C. Wright, and a wide range of other established and emerging talent.

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Signal Boost: The Hidden Truth

Posted November 6, 2020 By Mrs. Wright

Plugging The Hidden Truth today. My review of this excellent YA science fiction book is here.  If you have already read it, share this post with a friend who might enjoy it.

They’ll do anything to hide the truth.
When high school student Peter Burdell uncovers a subtle clue in a dusty book buried deep in a forgotten Appalachian library, he realizes someone altered history. Who’s been lying, and why?

His discovery lands Peter in the cross hairs of the deadly Cabal whose Deep State agents changed the past to control the present, so they can rule the future. Aided by family and friends, Peter races against the odds to expose the conspiracy and uncover the answer to the most important question of his life:

What is The Hidden Truth?

Praise for The Hidden Truth:

  • “…the best science fiction techno-thriller since whatever Neil Stephenson’s lastbook was.” -Ken Holder, L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise
  • “…quite literally the best book I’ve read this year. Great fresh sci-fi approach, stylistically similar to a Heinlein juvenile with X-files intrigue.”-Daniel Humphreys, author of A Place Outside the Wild and Fade
  • “A geeky delight!” -Francis Porretto, author of the Spooner Federation series
  • “An original contribution to the thriller genre!” – C.J. Carella, author of The Warp Marine series

Get The Hidden Truth today

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Jagi, here.  Signal Boost for fellow Superversive author David Hallquist launched his first novel to #32 on Amazon yesterday. Let’s see if we can push it up even further!

Back from the dead on a dead world…

Left for dead in the Lunar underground, Brandt Wills wakes up to find out his problems are only beginning. Before being dumped, a shadowy organization called “Singularity” implanted an alien parasite in him which is now devouring him from the inside out.

In searching for Singularity, he inadvertently alerts them to his condition—he didn’t die like he was supposed to—and now Singularity wants him back. At all costs. They will do whatever it takes to capture Brandt, including going to war with Luna if it’s required, and if they can’t recover him, they will kill him rather than let him get away with the alien symbiont.

But the Singularity doesn’t know that the symbiont is able to mold and adapt Brandt’s body into something better than he was before and, as a prior member of the Special Security forces of Terra, he was already a lethal weapon.

With a wise-cracking cyber ghost of a former friend and lover, Brandt will have to find out the secrets of Singularity and the alien symbiont before the monster kills him. Singularity’s secrets could mean the death of everyone on Luna…or worse.

Get your copy today!

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Hot off the Press: Combat Frame XSeed: S

Posted October 30, 2020 By Mrs. Wright

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Not Your Parents’ Christian Fantasy

Posted October 23, 2020 By Mrs. Wright

A book by my publisher, Russell Newquist of Silver Empire, edited by my beautiful and talented wife:

When he came home, so did they…

Driven by vengeance, Michael Alexander enlisted in the Army the day after 9/11. Five years later, disillusioned and broken by the horrors he witnessed in Afghanistan, Michael returns home to Georgia seeking to begin a new life. But he didn’t come alone. Something evil followed him, and it’s leaving a path of destruction in its wake.

The police are powerless. The Army has written Michael off. Left to face down a malevolent creature first encountered in the mountains of Afghanistan, he’ll rely on his training, a homeless prophet, and estranged family members from a love lost…

But none of them expected the dragon.

Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden collides with Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter International in this supernatural thriller that goes straight to Hell!

See War Demons on Amazon

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