Eight Hobbits

A home for Catholic fantasy and sci-fi enthusiasts

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”    ~J.R.R.Tolkien

Hi, I’m Erin!

I am a wife, mother of 8 beautiful children, copy editor, and author. Although I have edited and written books in a number of styles, I am a Tolkien fan through and through, which is why I created this online home for fellow Catholic fantasy and sci-fi enthusiasts. Welcome!

God Made the Moonlight with Seal of Approval

God Made the Moonlight

My book, God Made the Moonlight, is perfect for toddlers learning more about the moon and its Creator through a little girl’s fascinated eyes.

Book Reviews

I am an avid and eclectic reader, so if you’re looking for a new read – from Tolkienesque to faith to children’s books – my recent reviews can help you select your new favorite!


My professional training is in copyediting, and I have been blessed to work with McGraw-Hill/SRA, Virtue Works Media, and the Catholic Textbook Project. If you’d like to learn more about my copyediting services, please contact me!

Suggested Book for May:

Against the sprawling backdrop of the Civil War, Southern belle Brigid McGinnis comes of age. When she happens upon a wounded Confederate soldier on her father’s estate, she faces a huge dilemma: how do you hide a man in a house full of servants and family? To make matters worse, the soldier, Dominic, has lost his memory.

As she nurses him back to health, Dominic falls for the young fraulein. Tragic events in their past bring them both together in a time of massive uncertainty. Both must go on in the war, as duty and honor work to separate them. Brigid wrestles with a crumbling society and values that are questioned. Is her father truly a slave owner? What are the mysterious sounds from the root cellar at night?

Dominic’s past haunts him, and his present is confused with his slowly returning memory. As Sherman prepares to attack Atlanta, Dominic must negotiate with Catholic priests, dodge old enemies, and survive in battle. Will he ever find Brigid again? Meanwhile, Brigid must tread among slaves, nuns, and bounty hunters. Their lives depend on their shared faith in God and surrender to Him is the only way to get through their turmoil. From Georgia to Arkansas, to the plains of East Texas, this story will sweep you right along with it.  Book Two in Amanda Lauer’s Heaven Intended series is just as exciting as the first one, and you may need a tissue or two before the dramatic ending.

I Am Mark

My chat with a brilliant acting teacher who created this riveting one-man show. He presents the entire Gospel of Mark. Watch it for Lent on CMAX.tv.

Book Review of the Month

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It’s Good to Be Here Review

This month, we are highlighting a book on special needs written by a fellow Catholic author,

Christina Chase.

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