Karina Fabian of the Catholic Writers Guild or A Preview of Blogging Attractions

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Karina Fabian of the Catholic Writers Guild or A Preview of Blogging Attractions

[cap­tion id=“attachment_108271” align=“aligncenter” width=“800”] A group photo taken with a Priestly author at CMG 2018[/caption]

It’s Sat­ur­day morn­ing and I’m just fin­ish­ing pack­ing as I get ready for a 8 hour drive back to Mass­a­chu­setts (with per­haps a slight detour on the way) at the end of the Catholic Mar­ket­ing Net­work 2018 event.

I’ve recorded 35 episodes of a new weekly radio show with catholic authors that will be going into pro­duc­tion at WQPH (the pre­mière date has not been set) and another 5060 video inter­views (I lost count) since Tues­day. All of them will be blogged here over the next two months so that each sub­ject will get a post as they deserve. We are start­ing this list with Catholic Sci-​fi author Karina Fabian.

Nor­mally authors go up in the order I inter­view them, but I decided to bump Karina’s inter­view to the top of the upload and blog list not only because Karina has a cool fedora but because she is a founder of the Catholic Writ­ers Guild which she talks about in the inter­view. Most of the writ­ers I inter­viewed and will post about are mem­bers. So since she elected to pro­mote the guild and the good work it does for cur­rent and poten­tial catholic authors rather than her own body of work (which every writer read­ing under­stand the nec­es­sar­ily of) I’m giv­ing her the first spot not only in her honor, but as a proper intro­duc­tion for all the guild mem­bers who will fol­low in sub­se­quent posts.

That Karina is a beau­ti­ful woman is self evi­dence from the video, that she is an excel­lent writer is self evi­dent from her books. That she is cool is self evi­dent from her fedora, but that she embod­ies the ser­vants heart of the catholic faith is showed by her desire to do what she can to advance oth­ers work over the chance to do her own.

A post­script. At mass that evening (there is daily mass every day at CMN and I con­fess while I made all the evening masses I slept through all the morn­ing ones) I ended up sit­ting next to Karina. While I of course had my fedora off women are allowed to wear hats at mass but her black fedora was replaced by a red mass veil, which was once tra­di­tional among Catholic women pre-​vatican 2 but has made a bit of a come­back. It was the first time I’d ever seen her with­out her hat for more that a brief moment and I asked her about it. This was her answer:

“When I wear my hat, it’s about me, when I wear the veil it’s about God”

THAT is what I call a Catholic woman!

PS Long­time read­ers might have noticed that unlike other trips I’ve only man­aged to upload 2 of said inter­views so far. For “The hard­est work­ing man in the blo­gos­phere” this is prac­ti­cally dere­lic­tion of duty, how­ever on this trip my wife joined me and she and the duties involved of being a good hus­band on such a trip has rein­tro­duced me to the joys of din­ner and sleep when the work day is done con­cepts pre­vi­ously unknown on such trips so I beg your indul­gence as I wait till I get home to begin uploads en mass to Youtube.

Update: My wife remem­bered Karina’s quote cor­rectly, fixed


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A group photo taken with a Priestly author at CMG 2018

It’s Saturday morning and I’m just finishing packing as I get ready for a 8 hour drive back to Massachusetts (with perhaps a slight detour on the way) at the end of the Catholic Marketing Network 2018 event.

I’ve recorded 35 episodes of a new weekly radio show with catholic authors that will be going into production at WQPH (the premiere date has not been set) and another 50-60 video interviews (I lost count) since Tuesday.  All of them will be blogged here over the next two months so that each subject will get a post as they deserve. We are starting this list with Catholic Sci-fi author Karina Fabian.

Normally authors go up in the order I interview them, but I decided to bump Karina’s interview to the top of the upload and blog list not only because Karina has a cool fedora but because she is a founder of the Catholic Writers Guild which she talks about in the interview. Most of the writers I interviewed and will post about are members. So since she elected to promote the guild and the good work it does for current and potential catholic authors rather than her own body of work (which every writer reading understand the necessarily of) I’m giving her the first spot not only in her honor, but as a proper introduction for all the guild members who will follow in subsequent posts.

That Karina is a beautiful woman is self evidence from the video, that she is an excellent writer is self evident from her books. That she is cool is self evident from her fedora, but that she embodies the servants heart of the catholic faith is showed by her desire to do what she can to advance others work over the chance to do her own.

A postscript. At mass that evening (there is daily mass every day at CMN and I confess while I made all the evening masses I slept through all the morning ones) I ended up sitting next to Karina. While I of course had my fedora off women are allowed to wear hats at mass but her black fedora was replaced by a red mass veil, which was once traditional among Catholic women pre-vatican 2 but has made a bit of a comeback. It was the first time I’d ever seen her without her hat for more that a brief moment and I asked her about it. This was her answer:

“When I wear my hat, it’s about me, when I wear the veil it’s about God”

THAT is what I call a Catholic woman!

PS Longtime readers might have noticed that unlike other trips I’ve only managed to upload 2 of said interviews so far.  For “The hardest working man in the blogosphere” this is practically dereliction of duty, however on this trip my wife joined me and she and the duties involved of being a good husband on such a trip has reintroduced me to the joys of dinner and sleep when the work day is done concepts previously unknown on such trips so I beg your indulgence as I wait till I get home to begin uploads en mass to Youtube.

Update: My wife remembered Karina’s quote correctly, fixed


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