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