30 November 2012

Radio spots this month

November has been a busy month for Daniel. A lot of radio and podcast shows had him scheduled to appear as a guest. On the 2nd, he appeared on the Spiritually Raw podcast as part of on episode entitled Alpha to Omega. A number of guests were scheduled for short interviews about their particular specialties. Daniel was up first and fielded some challenging questions. That episode is now online and listeners vote for which guest they want to have back on for a full-length interview. If you would like to hear Daniel back on, go to the website and vote!

On the 23rd, Daniel was invited to be a guest on Tehilla Radio in Trinidad and Tobago. The show is called The Truth Forum with host Irvin Paddier. This is a Caribbean Christian radio show, working at spreading the word of God in that part of the world. The appearance had been scheduled earlier in the month, but had to be changed because of some technical difficulties. This was Daniel's first time on a radio show broadcast from outside the U.S. Aside from some minor audio snags, it went fine and was an interesting experience. We do not know if this interview was recorded and will be available later, but we will let you know if we receive any new information.

Earlier this week on Monday the 26th, Daniel was on PRT Paranormal Talk, a podcast based in Riverside, CA with Phillip Pearse. As you might guess from the name of the show, it deals just with paranormal and other mysterious topics. Phillip was curious to hear the Mormon view about topics like hauntings, cryptids like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster, UFOs, and other such things. Obviously, we have something to say about some of these subjects, but others are left to speculation. Daniel and Phillip had a great conversation and we will be sending Phillip a copy of An LDS Guide to Mesoamerica for him to give away in a contest that he holds between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Click here to listen.

As you can see, the appearance on Strange Days Indeed was just the last in a long line of spots Daniel did this month. Currently, nothing new is scheduled, but several of these guests have asked him if he would be willing to come on again and hosts from other shows have expressed interest as well. As always, we will keep you updated on what eventually happens.

Click here to listen to Alpha and Omega on Spiritually Raw.
Click here to register and vote for Daniel.
Click here to listen to PRT Paranormal Talk.

29 November 2012

More radio show guest spots

Tonight, Daniel is scheduled to appear on the podcast Strange Days Indeed with host Cara Marie. This appearance was planned quite a while ago, so he is excited that it is finally here. The show can be found at the Blog Talk Radio website. Strange Days Indeed Radio is dedicated to exploring how God and Spirit work in our lives. Cara  has a lot of questions and topics she wants to talk about, so Daniel is looking forward to having a stimulating discussion with Cara and her listeners.

Daniel has been quite busy with radio and podcast interviews these days, including one a few days ago to The Truth Forum, a show broadcast from the country of Trinidad and Tobago. As these shows get archived and available, we will post links to them so that you can listen at your convenience.

Click here to listen to Strange Days Indeed Radio with Cara Marie live.

11 November 2012

Get our new book for Kindle, or not

An LDS Guide to the Yucatán is now available as a direct download for Kindle from Amazon.com. We were very excited to receive this news; now both books can be downloaded digitally. However, we must admit that we were a bit disappointed with the results. Viewed on a Kindle Fire, the download from Amazon.com leaves a lot to be desired. All of the information is there, but it seems that the Kindle format is not so great for graphics-intensive publications. Many of the pictures are distorted, some are incorrect, and the whole look of the original book is lost. If you buy the Kindle version, hoping it looks like An LDS Guide to Mesoamerica, you'll be in for a bit of a surprise. Our original files look good, but something happened in the conversion process for the Kindle format.

They are supposed to be correcting some mistakes, but until they do some major improvements to the format, it just won't look that good on Kindle. If you already have our first book, then getting the Kindle version so you can have the info with you digitally is a good idea, but to really see An LDS Guide to the Yucatán as we intended, we recommend you purchase and download it directly from Cedar Fort. They will e-mail you a PDF, so it can be viewed on any device, even on a (gasp) computer. The PDF keeps all the correct formatting and you can zoom in to see more detail on the pictures and graphics. If you haven't already done so, buy it and enjoy it today! For those of you interested in Daniel's presentation at this year's BMAF conference, much of it is found in the chapter on the Caves of Loltún.

Click here to buy the book as a PDF from Cedar Fort.
If you must, click here to buy the Kindle version from Amazon.com.