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Seven Questions with Chawna Schroeder

  Today we are excited to have fantasy author Chawna Schroeder with us! Chawna loves stretching both the imagination and faith through her novels. Living in Minnesota, she dreams of far-off places, daring swordfights, magic spells, and princes in disguise. When she isn’t committing her dreams to paper, you can find her studying the biblical languages, working with fiber, or teaching …

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Allegories: Dated and Dusty or Relevant and Rich

By Joan Campbell Jesus’ parables were allegorical. An allegory is a story where symbolic figures, actions or representations express deeper truths. In the parable of the prodigal son, for instance, the father represents our heavenly Father, while the son represents every person who has ever wandered off the right path before returning to the Father’s welcoming arms.   Early Christian …

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Seven Questions with Steve Rzasa

This month we are excited to Steve Rzasa with us! Steve is the author of several novels of science-fiction, steampunk, and fantasy—with a bunch more in progress. His third novel, Broken Sight, received the 2012 Award for Speculative Fiction from the American Christian Fiction Writers. The Word Reclaimed (Enclave, 2009/2016) was a finalist for that award. The Word Endangered (Enclave, 2016) and Man Behind the Wheel were …

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Chosen For a Quest – Will You Go?

By Joan Campbell You have been chosen for a Quest. Adventure is sure to await but the path will also be perilous and filled with obstacles and enemies. Are you willing to go? Fragment of Truth in Fantasy Fiction explored how fantasy writing often reflects fragments of biblical truth. Quests are such a fragment. The fantasy genre’s most common plotline …

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Seven Questions with John W. Otte

Today we have the amazing John W. Otte with us! John is a life-long writer. He started with badly drawn comic books in the fifth grade. When he realized that he was a lousy artist, he moved on to badly written novels in middle school. He’s tried his hand at screenplays (don’t ask), stage plays (a little better), fanfic, teen mysteries, …

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Fragments of Truth in Fantasy Fiction

By Joan Campbell We are all myth-weavers and lore-tellers. Perhaps we tell our children fantastical stories. Perhaps we spend long months and years crafting them into a manuscript. If we aren’t telling or writing them, perhaps we are the listeners or the readers, allowing the stories to come alive through our imaginations. Tolkien argued that fantasy stories in particular evoke …

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Seven Questions with Nadine Brandes

Hi everyone! Today we are excited to have Nadine Brandes with us! Yeah! She’s an adventurer, fusing authentic faith with bold imagination. She writes about brave living, finding purpose, and other worlds soaked in imagination. Her dystopian trilogy (The Out of Time Series) challenged her to pursue shalom, which is now her favorite word (followed closely by bumbershoot.) When she’s not taste-testing a new chai or editing …

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Transformation of a Character

By Gillian Bronte Adams Picture Bilbo, if you will, at the start of The Hobbit. Comfortable in his waistcoat and jacket with a pocket handkerchief never far from hand, living in a house decorated with doilies and with pantries (he does, after all, have several) all very well stocked. He dreams of adventure from the warmth of his hearthside but …

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Seven Questions with Gillian Bronte Adams

Today we have the lovely Gillian Bronte Adams with us! Gillian is a sword-wielding, horse-riding, coffee-loving speculative fiction author from the great state of Texas and the dreamer behind the Songkeeper Chronicles. During the day, she manages the equestrian program at a youth camp. But at night, she kicks off her boots and spurs, pulls out her trusty laptop, and transforms into …

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Villains: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Villains: without them, there would be no heroes. But where do villains come from? What causes a person or a being to go down that dark path? And do they realize what they’ve become? I once read that a villain is the hero of his or her own story. I’m not sure if that is true for every villain. After …

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