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Friday, November 22, 2013

Rest in Peace C.S. Lewis: 50 Years Later

Today, across America, news shows on radio and television are spending a great deal of time talking about John F. Kennedy's death 50 years ago.

However, one hour before Kennedy was killed, the world lost a greater man.  That would be C.S. Lewis.  One of two juggernauts of fantasy fiction who inspired generations of writers since his time, Lewis was one of the two great Inklings--the other being J.R.R. Tolkien.

His books led many to Jesus Christ, and they still do to this day.  His most well-known anthology appears to be The Chronicles of Narnia, although my favorite work is his Space Trilogy, namely That Hideous Strength.

Two other great stand-alone works include The Screwtape Letters and The Great Divorce, the latter being one of my favorite depictions of Purgatory.

To honor him, a plaque bearing his name will be placed at Westminster Abbey's South Transept, famously known as Poet's Corner, where other English writers are either honored or actually buried.  Such writers include Shakespeare, Milton, and Chaucer, just to name a few.

God bless you, Clive Staples Lewis.

Eternal rest, grand unto him O' Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him.  May he rest in peace.  Amen.

And may his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Amen.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Bovodar and the Bears available on

Welcome to the official Jack Mikkelson blog page!

To start off this blog, we are celebrating the first publication of the entire book titled Bovodar and the Bears.

 Bovodar and the Bears, by Jack Mikkelson

This is the story that tracks the entire adventure of Bovodar Yarkery.  The tale begins with his first encounter with the bears of Cave Hall, and it follows his journey westward into the deserts, through underground roads, and along the sea coast to the land of Nixwild where lives a wicked lord named King Valemod.

Bovodar and the Bears is currently available for Kindle, and it can be purchased on for $2.99.