Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy Holidays and a Great Coming Year

Thanks for the support of my literary endeavors.


I am sharing this again because people continue to ask what age group are my books aimed at. Anyone of any age who likes magical adventures and fairy tales that can read at an eighth grade level should be able to read it very easily. Although I do have some 10 year olds that really like the books.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

New review of Enchanted Circles

NEW Review of First Book
Customer Review
I really enjoyed Medinas first novel, December 21, 2015
By Amazon Customer

This review is from: Enchanted Circles: The First Novel of The Enchanted Circles Series (Volume 1) (Paperback)
I really enjoyed Medinas first novel. It was original, creative and magical. As a story about a 12 year old boy and a magical adventure, it's simple honest and true. It's been a long time since I was 12, but I could relate to Zachs anxieties, fears and his hope that everyone and everything would be OK. I thoroughly enjoyed all the characters (even the evil ones). I loved the fact that the characters had personal flaws, but were filled with hope. It made me want to know more about their background and the adventures to come. All in all great book. Can't wait to read the next installment.

Thanks and Happy Holiday

*I want to say thank you to everyone who bought either of my books for the holiday and supported my book endeavor. The sales have been better than last years release. REMEMBER, you can still pick them up locally at JRB@ the Elms Gallery on Paseo and at Full Circle Book Store. If any of you want them signed, just send me a message or call and we can make that happen. Again, thanks for the great response.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Local Buying Locations

For those who like to buy local, Full Circle Book Store and JRB at the Elms Gallery are carrying both of my books and the larger, Special Color Illustration Edition of Enchanted Circles.
Just in time for Christmas.
Below is an illustration from my new book, Unbroken Circles.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

More than a Kid's Book

A few people have asked me if this is a kid's book. Although both of my books are considered "young adult" reading , that really indicates reading levels. Unbroken Circles and the original Enchanted Circles are for everyone who loves fairy tales and magical adventures. Available at Full Circle Book Store, JRB at the Elms Art Gallery and on

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Brand new review on

This is a brand new review from a reader from the Netherlands. JRB at the Elms Gallery is carrying all editions of my books through December. Of course, you can pick them up at Full Circle Book Store and on too.

5.0 out of 5 stars...
Fantastic book!!
By Lovebooks on December 12, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

I was not sure what to expect but I liked the blurb so I took a chance and bought the book, and I am VERY glad I did. This book is fantastic! The story is about a lonely 12 year old boy Zak, who finds out some of the quirky people living near his aunts home in the mountains are sorcerers, and they need him to help them fight 3 crazy and evil sorcerers. Vivid detail and lots of magical action make this a page turner. The twists and turns of the plot kept surprising me!

The author paints a warm and rich world where the extraordinary and the ordinary seem equally natural and real.

The characters are believable and likeable (except for the villainous sorcerers!) they are all well fleshed out. I really loved Zak, aunt Millie, Cole, miss Hannah and all the others!
Serious topics like losing a loved one, a distant parent, loneliness but also questions like what is right, and how do we know we are making the right decision, are expertly touched upon and explored without making the story sad or slowing the action, it gives the story great depth.
The 6 gorgeous illustrations with glowing jewel like colors give the book an extra richness. They are extraordinary! And people who are into coloring will no doubt find lots of inspiration in them. Every illustration is separately mentioned in the table of contents, you can simply tap one to study, admire and enjoy it!

The story was a stand alone, everything was very satisfyingly wrapped up, but I was very glad a new story was hinted at, and I have already bought the next installment!

This is a fabulous book for young and old. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes fantasy or just a good story!!

Saturday, December 12, 2015


A review of last years, Enchanted Circles.
You can get this book and my new book, Unbroken Circles at
By Terri Bailey on December 23, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Enchanted Circles is truly an enchanting story. It is evident that Paul Medina is an artist as he writes like a painter creating a setting for all to visualize, bringing this fantastical adventure of young Zak Evan to life for the reader. Zak is a normal twelve year old boy who has endured his share of tragedy in life, but when he meets a family of sorcerers, his life is forever changed in thrilling ways. While this book is indeed a fairytale of sorts, its penchant for making the reader question what is right and what is wrong is what makes it so special.
Though it was written with young adults in mind, readers of any age will be enthralled with this story. It has a sophisticated humor that spans the generations, and the poetry subtly woven throughout the scenes is so captivating with a certain sorcery of its own. I have absolutely loved reading this book and being a part of its magic. Medina has created such a unique story, and I can’t wait for other readers to discover it!

Friday, December 11, 2015

IAO Podcast comments

David Smith tagged you in a post.
David Smith
December 11 at 10:18am
SO the second episode of Individual Artists of Oklahoma's podcast is up on the interwebs!

In this episode we sit down with the amazing Paul Medina to talk about his varied and amazing career!

It was a great honor to get to sit down with him and talk about his history, his future, gallery work, his two novels (available on Amazon)... we talked about so much and barely touched the surface of who he is
and the lasting force he has become in Oklahoma's artist community!

On a personal note, Paul is an inspirational figure in my life in many ways! He was one of the first people
to show me that my poems were worth sharing and provided one of the earliest stages for me to do so!

He's also a go-to for me when it comes to trying to find a voice for my visual art.

I'll stop being all fan-boy now and just post the link...

Thursday, December 10, 2015


When you buy either of my books, Enchanted Circles (7.99) and the new, Unbroken Circles (8.99) from , you get the Ebook for free. The larger Enchanted Circles: Special Color Illustrated Edition is also available as well. Check them out.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Oklahoma Metropolitan Library

Just got some great news...The Oklahoma Metropolitan Library confirmed that my new book, Unbroken Circles, has been accepted into their collection. So soon, you guys can check both Enchanted Circles and Unbroken Circles from the library...BUT, actually, everyone needs to own them.
Thanks library system!

Sunday, December 6, 2015


              Individual Artist Of Oklahoma, a wonderful art organization here in Oklahoma City, just produced a podcast about my creative life as an artist and writer.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

BOOK REVIEW of Enchanted Circles

Medina's background as an artist truly shines through in this enchanting tale. Medina continually describes the setting in a very beautiful, visual manner which encouraged me to put the book down periodically and let my imagination conjure up the images he described. His writing also conveys many sensory experiences -- we can imagine the sights, sounds, textures and aromas of each scene.

This book is also wonderful for children of many ages, as the story is extremely family friendly. The tale centers around 12-year-old Zak, who possesses impeccable manners and concern for everyone around him, and is truly a model of good virtues such as patience, respect for elders, and compassion. At the same time, Zak is a character to which many children (and adults!) can relate. He struggles somewhat with feelings of self-worth due to an emotionally distant father, but he faces this particular demon (and many others), to find that he can grow tremendously through persistence and the support of close family and friends.

This is a refreshingly beautiful must-read book!

Amazon Review by Erin Schalk

Friday, December 4, 2015

Another Illustation

This is another illustration from my new novel, UNBROKEN CIRCLES
Available locally at Full Circle Book Store and at JRB Gallery in the Paseo and on

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Full Circle Book Store

Full Circle Book Store, Oklahoma City's premiere independent book store, now carries my new novel plus the newly formatted first novel Enchanted Circles and the larger Special Edition Color Illustrated Enchanted Circles...ready for Christmas

Sunday, November 29, 2015

New look for Enchanted Circles

An excerpt from an interview about Enchanted Circles
by Molly Brown, 2014

If you wanted to convince someone to read this book using only one sentence, what would that be?
"Oh's a unique little tale about a magical adventure, forbidden fruit, schizophrenic twins and chocolate chip cookies, and not necessarily in that order."
Thanks Paul!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Gearing Up

Gearing up for some  local distribution, sending out press release, starting to schedule book signings, lots of work and prep. Can't wait. Thanks for support.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


A shipment of the new book for some local vendors.
 Love that new book smell.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Free Ebooks

Hopefully, all the ebook offerings will be up tomorrow. Ebook for both Enchanted Circles and Unbroken Circles will be free with purchase of the hard copy. If bought separately, the ebook of Enchanted Circles will be .99 and Unbroken Circles will be 1.99

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Unbroken Circles in now available on

Unbroken Circles is available on
Please check it out and perhaps pick up one or two for Christmas gifts.

Thursday, November 19, 2015


We are awaiting for the proofs of my new book, Unbroken Circles and the new addition of my first book, Enchanted Circles. The new size format will have black and white illustrations and will cost considerably less than the previous additions of similar size. Can't wait. I already have a demand for the new book at various places...ready for the holiday shopping.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Monday, November 9, 2015

Unbroken Circles info

Unbroken Circles is the sequel to Paul Medina's magical novel, Enchanted Circles, published in 2014. In this new adventure, Zak, the young hero of the series, continues to grow as a new found sorcerer in the mountains of New Mexico. Zak learns that life as a magical person isn't just about turning yourself into animals or changing rainy skies into perfect sunny days, it 's also about staying one step ahead of power and wicked warlocks that try to kill you at every turn.

This edition includes 6 black and white illustration by the author.  Readers can view the full color illustrations from both of Medina's books at his website and blog,
                               and down load them for free.


This is one of six new illustrations for my new book, Unbroken Circles, coming out this week. Very exciting. New size, new format, hope you'll check it out

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Hopefully, we are less then 2 weeks away from my next book, Unbroken Circles. It is a sequel to Enchanted Circles, the story of young Zak, whose life was changed forever when he meets a family of sorcerers in the northern mountains of New Mexico. 
The smaller 8"X10" editions will include black and white illustrations. You will be able to check out the website and down load the color illustrations for free.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015


We will be releasing the sequel of Enchanted Circles, UNBROKEN CIRCLES by mid November. This is one of 6 illustrations in the new book. 

Library Series

First Oklahoma Metropolitan Library workshop, discussing story telling and teaching
Book Illustrations. I have another one scheduled next month.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Enchanted Circles Doing Well

For those of you who haven't bought or read the book already,
Enchanted Circles can still be purchase at Full Circle Book Store and at

Thursday, August 27, 2015

New Cover Art

Just got my illustrations back from being photographed, thanks Ann Sherman with
you're the best.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Sneak Peek at New Cover Illustration

Working on the new cover illustration of the new book Unbroken Circle, the second in the Enchanted Circles Series. Hopefully coming out November the 1st.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

15 hrs ·
Just finished Paul Medina's book "Enchanted Circles". Kudos my friend to a fantastic achievement. I encourage everyone who want to be captivated by a great magical story to go to Amazon and buy it today. Love, love, loved it!

Thanks Jo for the kind words.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015


New illustration of my new book, sequel to the first,
UNBROKEN CIRCLE, coming out in November.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

New Illustation Posted

This is the illustration of an incident that occurred at Miss Hannah's house in front of the giant fireplace. I don't think I ever posted here before.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Its been awhile since I posted. Things are good and the new book UNBROKEN CIRCLE,
the first sequel, is coming along wonderfully. Started the illustrations about a month ago. Still have a long way to go. As of this posting, we will be publishing around the 1st of October of this year. Keep your eyes open for more progress reports.
Thanks for your continued support.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


JUNE 20, 2015, 3pm to 5PM

I will be a part of a Full Circle Bookstore in Oklahoma City monthly event, NEW INK. It is a late Saturday afternoon event for new Oklahoma authors. I will be there with both editions of my book and giving away free posters of the book's illustrations...while they last. For those who haven't gotten a book yet and waited for me to be at Full Circle, please join me.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Request for Reveiws on

I have a request from those who have read my book, Enchanted Circles, and liked it. Could you please take a minute and review the book on It does help people make the decision to buy. I would much appreciate it.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Enchanted Circles Hit Oklahoma's Top 10 Best Sellers List Today

My dad just called me to inform me that my book, Enchanted Circles made the OklahomaTop10 Best Seller lists in the Oklahoman newspaper today. That's kind of cool. If you haven't checked it out yet, check out for more info. You can buy the book locally at Full Circle Book Store and on in 3 different formats. Thanks for the support everyone.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Art Exhibition @ 108 Contemporary

Paul Medina's photo.

 Hope to see a few of you tomorrow night in Tulsa for the second opening of ACT3, an exhibition I am involved with at the beautiful gallery, 108 CONTEMPORARY. It will be going on during the Brady Districts First Friday Art Walk. Can't wait to see the show. It will be my first time to see it in person.

Library Book

I am so excited. I just got word that my novel ENCHANTED CIRCLES, was accepted into the collection of the Oklahoma Metropolitan Library System and will be available in the local libraries very soon. It is an honor. Thanks to everyone who has supported this literary venture of mine, a venture I am still trying to learn.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Great News...Audio Book in Production

Scott Keeton and I are producing the audio book of Enchanted Circles. We just started production and it's going to take some time but I'm excited. A long time, dear friend, Robert Burch is narrating the book. He has an amazing rich story telling voice, perfect for the story. Very Cool, all the way around. I will keep you posted.

Weekend Book Sale and Signing

Hope to see you out this Saturday, April 18 @2pm at JRB ART at THE ELMS on Paseo in Oklahoma City. Not only will there be books and conversations, I'll be giving away free posters of the illustrations from the book and special paper origami swans. (people who have read the book will get the reference.) There will also be food provided by Catering by Bo and Grace, my wife, will be baking some theme related cookies. Come on out and support my second book event. Thanks for the incredible support.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

OETA Video

This is not book related but it just became available on YouTube so I thought I'd post in.


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Art Exhibition

This is not book related but I have 2 art exhibitions this Friday, April the 3 starting at 6pm...not only in Oklahoma City at JRB Art at the Elms but also at 108 Contemporary in Tulsa. Crazy busy right now.

The body of work, Balancing Acts, is a large clay series of work that naturally shifted imagery during the process. The first work will be showcased here in OKC and the latter work, the more contemporary work will be in Tulsa. I will also be showing 3 installations as well.



Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Book Signing

Sorry, book signing at JRB at the Elms is on
April 18, 2015...sorry about the exclusion.

Slice Magazine' article

Thanks to the editor and crew of SLICE Magazine for the article. It is small but written with a lot of love and tenderness and I am grateful. It also announces a book signing here in Oklahoma City at JRB at the Elms, a wonderful gallery. The signing is from 2pm on a Saturday. Not only will there be books to buy and sign,  I will also be on hand to answer questions and discuss the book. Free posters of the book's illustrations will be given away with a purchase of a book. Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

I meet today with a few people to discuss turning the book into an audio book. Kind of exciting. We'll see how if all works out...wish me luck.

Best Review So Far

Thanks 10 year old Tommy Lyons for the kind words.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


Here's a few pics from last night book presentation and book sign at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Here I am with my dear friend Nat Lee, a major supporter of this whole endeavor. Thanks for coming out.

The wonderful Kelly Riha reading several passages from the book. Thank you so much, my dear. Great pic too.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Video Invitation

Enchanted Circles
Local artist Paul Medina holds a book release at UCO.
Thanks so much James for the press. Click on the link for a short video invitation.

Friday, February 13, 2015


Well, a big day to me. I received my first honest-to-goodness royalty check in the mail today. After years of working on this book and struggling through the publishing, promoting and selling of the book, it was great to see that check I the mail box. It wasn't a huge check but still, it felt like a milestone of sorts. I can now call myself a professional damn. Thanks for everyone's support.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Thanks Kelly

I have hired a wonderful actress, Kelly Riha to read from my book at the March the 2nd  UCO event. I am not a great reader in public so for everyone concerned, this is a good thing. Hope to see you there.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

University of Central Oklahoma Invite

Follow this link to hear all about the Book event at University of Central Oklahoma
very excited, been invited to present my book, discuss, answer questions, sell and sign books. Also, I will be giving away posters of the illustrations from the book and there will be reading from the book by professional actors cause god knows I can't do it. Please come out and support my first public event as a writer.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

FULL Circle Book Store

Got an email from the premier book store here in Oklahoma City, Full Circle Book Store, requesting my book for one of their customers. That was very exciting for me because it meant that the word of my book is slowing getting out there. I delivered a book to them, which they bought and I ordered several more for them to carry in their store. Now I will have a physical presence in a book store here in town, which is so cool. I have realized that this book game is a marathon, not a sprint and that it all takes time and a lot of planning.  

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Somethings Brewing

I have been invited to do a presentation about my book at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond Oklahoma on March the 2 of this year. I don't have all the details yet but will post them when they get finalized. I do know it will be at the Pegasus Theater and it will be a book signing too. Very cool.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Busy Busy

It's only the 3rd and it's been very busy already. I have taken duel art exhibits for April the 3rd, one in Oklahoma City and one in Tulsa, insane, I know but both are great spaces and I already have the work for both shows. On April the 18, I will have my first book and print signing at JRB Art at the Elms in Oklahoma City. It is a wonderful art gallery in the heart of the arts district here in OKC.

The book has already sold a few copies since the first which I find interesting because I haven't done any real advertising/social networking in about a week so...hopefully we can keep that going.