First illustration from The Lighthouse Thief!!!

Here it is: the first illustration from my middle-grade novel, The Lighthouse Thief! The book is set for a release in mid-June. The illustrations are by the talented Josiah Dooley.

Like it on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bo-Burnette/512039548910398.

In Christ,
Bo

My current reading list:

  • Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
  • The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Tolkien: An Authorized Biography by Humphrey Carpenter
  • The Medieval Fortress by H.W. Kaufmann and J. Kaufmann


The Trip…and The Title!

First, some good news: my research trip to Saint Simons Island was fantastic! My illustrator and I were able to explore all the highlight of The Island, and I uncovered some much-needed information for my book. Saint Simons is a beautiful, enchanting place, and it is always a privilege to visit. I think the weekend can best be understood in pictures, so I’ve included several below.

Second, some more good news: I have decided on a title for my book, and it *should* remain as the final title. The novel (geared towards the middle-grade audience) is titled The Lighthouse Thief. I hope to release it by this summer.

And, my current reading list:
  • The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Saving Leonardo by Nancy Pearcey
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • The School Story by Andrew Clements

Saint Simons Novel: A Brief Update

Things are looking good for my next book, a middle-grade novel set on Saint Simons Island, Georgia.

Along with my illustrator, I will be trekking down to The Island this weekend for more research and inspiration. We’ll be touring all the highlights of Saint Simons and enjoying the fabulous coastal atmosphere. Stay tuned for more posts and pictures of the trip!

If all goes well, I hope to release the book this summer. The whole process has been, and, I hope, will continue to be an adventure.

In Christ,
Bo

My Current Reading List:

  • Georgia’s Land of the Golden Isles by Burnette Vanstory
  • The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Part One) by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E.B. White
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis