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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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Enclave Publishing Signs New Series with Authors Sharon Hinck and Ronie Kendig

The official press release from Gilead Publishing, publisher of Enclave Imprint   Enclave Publishing Signs New Series with Authors Sharon Hinck and Ronie Kendig WHEATON, Ill. (July 23, 2018)—Enclave, the speculative imprint of Gilead Publishing, has announced new series contracts with established authors Sharon Hinck and Ronie Kendig. The official announcement came this weekend during Realm Makers, a Christian speculative …

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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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Seven Questions with Paul Regnier

Hey everyone! This month we have our very own Paul Regnier for our seven questions interview. Paul is a technology junkie and web designer with a fascination for all things futuristic. He has turned his childhood love of storytelling into a professional pursuit. Please join me in welcoming Paul today! 1) What is your favorite part of speculative fiction? There’s no …

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