Monday, November 17, 2008

A Visit from Christopher Hopper

I've always loved books. Growing up, authors were mysterious and amazing gifts to my little world. So once I became a novelist, one of my favorite perks was the opportunity to get to know other authors and spend time with them.

Each week I'm sharing a little about one of the authors from the Motiv8 Fantasy Fiction Tour. I toured with these authors from October 3-12, 2008, all over the West Coast. You get to know a lot about an author when they get up at 4:00 a.m. to hit the road for another long day of events, or you see them sit beside a child in an oncology unit to share a book, or you teach an English class side-by-side with them. I hope whatever genres you read, you'll enjoy hearing about the HEART of each of these authors.

Today I'm giving a shout out to Christopher Hopper. I got to know him on the first tour, and marveled at his ability to meet new people in the aisles of stores and within minutes be sharing God's love with them. He has a passion for worship, for youth (he's a youth pastor) and for making his life count. When I was a teen, I was blessed by a radio ministry and Christian community in upstate New York who were excited about using all the arts in worship and outreach. We discovered that he grew up in that community--which made us feel like spiritual siblings (a generation apart) :-)

If you haven't yet discovered his books, be sure to look for his White Lion Chronicles. You can learn about that at his website.



Anonymous said...

We had the privilege of meeting Christopher on the Motiv8 tour. He is an authentic person with a great heart! I especially enjoyed hearing his testimony about coming to faith.

Christopher Hopper said...

Thanks for your kindness, Sharon! I'm honored to be your lil' bro. So appreciate the shout out.