been a while….

by John McNichol on July 26, 2019

hi all. it’s been a while, I know.



i’ll be trying to post more soon.

still working on Where The Red Sands Fly- thank you for your encouragement!

God bless, and please pray for my family,


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Like to hire me as your speaker?

by John McNichol on September 27, 2018   <—————- click here. :)


by John McNichol on February 2, 2018

Hey, Everyone!
Please help us with our Gofundme page!

My Daughter, Susanna, wants to go on a mission trip to Nicaragua with her awesome school!
The Highlands School will be going on March 9th, bringing a number of high school students to serve some of the country’s poorest citizens.


Hello Everyone!

My name is Susanna McNichol, and I have a chance to serve the poor, the orphaned, the elderly and the imprisoned this summer in Nicaragua, South America!
The Mission trip is being sponsored and organized by my high school, The Highlands School, in Irving, TX, USA.

The $1450 will go to cover:

Plane Fare ($515)
Online registration fees ($645)
2 Night’s accomodation during the trip $75.00)
Spending money ($75)
Passport fees ($140)

It’s my passion to serve and help others. Together with the priests, brothers and Consecrated of my school, your assistance will enable me to follow Christ’s calling for us to help those most in need.

I am the middle child of seven, wonderful siblings, but my mother has been in recovery from a catastrophic stroke, and unable to work until recently. As we are a large but single-income family, full funding would be difficult to come by without your help.

Please give generously! Anything you send will be appreciated, and our family will keep your intentions in our daily prayers.

Thank you!

Susanna Christine McNichol

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Check out Chesterton Press!

by John McNichol on November 24, 2017

Hey all! Check out the great deals at Chesterton Press! Happy Black Friday!  :D

God bless,

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1/2-way there!

by John McNichol November 14, 2017

Hey, all! Kick! Contribute! Or like & share! We’re 1/2 way to the end, and need a lot more pledged! Let’s go, folks! WHoo hoo!….almost made it to the 1st Thousand bucks! Half way there! Let’s make this happen, folks! JDM

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by John McNichol October 30, 2017

Hey, all! Yep, been a while. Lots, lots has happened in the last few months, Family stuff, Job Stuff, Medical stuf, and….. GILBERT STUFF! Check it all out below- hit the kickstarter, toss in some dough….maybe I could drop by your house & do a reading! Click below and come on by…. —- Hey, all! […]

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Tripods has a new Home!

by John McNichol July 2, 2017

7/2/17 Hey, all! Good news: Tripods has a new home! After two good printings with Sophia Press, the fine gentlemen there agreed to shake hands and turn the reins of my first novel over to the good people at Hillside Publishing, the folks who also currently have The King’s Gambit in their stable of excellent […]

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Summer’s Here!

by John McNichol June 23, 2017

  6/22/17 Hey, all!! Summer’s here! <—–still my favorite version of this song, from my high-school years. South Americaaaaaaa! So, what’s been happening: -Dano got a job! Yes, in a world where a) 40 hour/week summer jobs are hard to find for teens, and b)some teens now see the summer job as a violation of […]

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Hey! Summer is here!

by John McNichol June 12, 2017

c6/11/17 Hey, all! Big couple of days. Had a surprise visit from my sister-in-law from the West Coast. A lovely, lovely time. Nailed down when Jeanna, kids and I will be visiting the coast; we had initially planned for the whole family to go out at the same time, but a) some family issues b) […]

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Oh, yeah! Prom! And his Grad speech!

by John McNichol May 22, 2017

5/22/17 Hey, all! Oh, yeah! My son Danny went to prom & graduates from high school this Friday! …Dano asked a lovely young lady from his class to be his date, with a small bouquet of flowers and a sign saying “I saved the best for last!” Huh? Y’see, a week before prom, Dad (me) […]

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