Welcome to Stabs of Joy, the online home of author and speaker Kevin Ott:

"Shadowlands and Songs of Light: An Epic Journey into Joy and Healing," Ott's debut book, was released on Nov. 1, 2016 (BroadStreet Publishing) and is now available wherever books are sold. To learn more about the book, click here.

Text LIGHT to 54900 to get a preview of Shadowlands and Songs of Light

Also, if you join Kevin on his Shadowlands email list you will get a free copy of his new e-devotional:

Devotions with Tolkien: 5 Days of Biblical Wisdom from Middle-Earth

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My life's mission statement: "To pursue a radical hunger for God and to inspire others to be radically hungry for God in a way that transforms their lives for the better. If there was one modern book that I could call my manifesto for life, it would be A.W. Tozer's 'The Pursuit of God.'"


Besides writing non-fiction and fiction books, I have a podcast called Aslan's Paw. Here are my interviews with actor David Oyelowo, singer Dolly Parton, Mark Henn, Disney animator of "Moana," and Todd Karmicki, the screenwriter of the Tom Hanks film "Sully":

Click here to go to the official podcast page for Aslan's Paw where you can check for new episodes or subscribe to the podcast.

My Background

In the days when Mark Zuckerberg was still in his Harvard dorm room coding "the Facebook," I was busy on the other side of the country earning a B.A. in Music Composition at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where I was also studying literature and film scoring on the side. I'm fascinated by astronomy, Jack Black movies, Oxford, England (where I wish I grew up), California (where I actually grew up), the Beach Boys, California's Central Coast, the Monterey aquarium, and mountains--to name a few things--and I was trained in wing chun kung fu by sifu Rafal Brzozowski in Santa Barbara, CA. (Yes, I have "bo staff skills," as Napoleon Dynamite would say.)

Besides books and podcasts, I contribute content to RockinGodsHouse.com.

I've also been an inbound marketer and ghostwriter for many digital marketing agencies and companies, including Zondervan Books, FrontGate Media, and others.

Here is one of my favorite places in the world (and, yes, that is a labyrinth):


Last but not least, here are a few of my favorite sites: Great Links →