Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Passage to Zarahemla Update

Sales of the DVD for "Passage to Zarahemla" continue to be strong. We have been the no. 1 selling LDS movie in the LDS market since early June--that's nearly four months! Though we may soon be replaced in the top spot by Emma--another fine LDS film--we cannot complain to have found ourselves at the top of the heap for so long.

Some personal information to keep my fans in touch. Currently I am working on the new Tennis Shoes novel tentatively called "Thorns of Glory." In the future, I plan on writing more books, as well as making additional movies, and writing more music. I love so many art forms that it's sometimes difficult to choose. But rest assured that Tennis Shoes Book Eleven is next. I like to express that the object of my life and my art is always to celebrate my religious and spiritual convictions as taught by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Since this has been the focus and thrust of my career for over 20 years, it is unlikely that this will ever change. Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the Tennis Shoes Adventure Series! No better way to celebrate that than with the release of the next novel in the series.

Many have asked about my current life and circumstances. I presently live in Draper, Utah with my four children who are under the age of 18. Though currently single, that won't be the case for long, and I anticipate a temple wedding to my fiance', Emily, before the end of the year. My oldest son, Steven, who recently turned 19, is soon headed on a mission!

Perhaps also of interest, after being a member of the Church for more than 25 years, I finally baptized my mother, Anna Cecelia Bartz, into the Church in May 2005. I also accompanied her in her first attendance at an LDS temple in Alburquerque, NM in December 2007. My mom also has a bit part in my film, Passage to Zarahemla, as the "laughing old lady" during the scene when all the Gadiantons walk through town.

More updates will be forthcoming. For now, back to writing!

Chris Heimerdinger

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