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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Teachinfourth said...

Rock on, Chris.

My sister will be excited to hear that the new book is currently being worked on.

Ammon said...

We (I speak for pretty much every fan that you have) are dying to know any tidbit you can offer about the new book. Your site is down, your frostcave site offers really nothing to the fans and the only tidbits we get are a mention here or there about this book.
Any chance you could start another blog like tennisshoes.blogspot or something like that for TS fans to begin again to finally gather and feel that kinship that we knew with your last website? I cant tell you how much I personally have missed it. the forums from your last site also are missed. We need another place to gather online and chat about good things.
Thanks Ammon

Anonymous said...

Wow! Exciting News all around, doing good in sales, a new marriage, baptism and missionary, God has bless you and your family..I wish you and your soon to be new bride all the happiness and success. Thanks for the wonderful update =D

S said...

ok, luved the book and the movie!!!! we watched it at mutual once :D. i got a question though, when is cheimerdinger.net going to b up and running? im soooo excited 4 the next tennis shoes book and the next eddie fantastic one! my whole family LOVES eddie fantastic, we found the book on tape at D.I. (deseret industries) and we love listening to it. even my brothers and my dad love it!! we saw the new one, well not the new one, but the reprinted one i guess in a bookstore yesterday and my mother and i were sooo excited. thanks for your books!!!!!

Beverley said...

Dear Chris,
I am a devoted fan- as I’m sure many others are!
I have been reading your books for as long as I can remember (I am currently 15 years old)!
I can’t wait to read the next installment of your series, as I have read the other books you have published.
I have enjoyed “Passage to Zarahemla” and I hope to see other books turned to movies!
Keep up the fantastic writing!
Your loyal fan,