I am very excited to welcome Avily Jerome into the Fellowship today! She will be a fresh new voice and personality on this blog, and I hope that all of you give her the same support and love you’ve given the rest of us over these past six months! She has a personality and style that fits right in with this crazy family, and I just hope we don’t scare her off!
Avily Jerome is a married, stay-at-home mom of three living in Phoenix, AZ. She is active in her church on the worship team and serves as the coordinator of the quarterly newsletter. She writes Christian speculative fiction, her ideas ranging from almost-real-world action/adventures to supernatural thrillers. When she’s not writing or parenting, she loves to read, go hiking with friends, and crochet baby blankets.
And I have it from a reputable source that she is a fan of Firefly.
Along with our own Diane Graham and myself (Keven Newsome), Avily was also a 2009 Marcher Lord Select Premise Contest finalist with her novel Dying for Dragons. Check out her Profile and Portfolio page to read more about her work.
Now that the introduction is complete, I’d like to turn my attention to my previous post. There were a lot of unpleased people at the fact that I left such a cliffhanger. A couple NAF members even resorted to passive-aggressive coercion to try and get information out of me and my wife.
Shame on you. You know who you are.
But in truth, the information everybody wanted was there all along. Paul found it, but it seems it was too well hidden for everyone else to figure out. Where was the clue, you may ask? Clue? Nay… I said the ANSWER was in the post! How?
I used “invisible ink.” Allow me to teach you something. In a moment there will be a blank space in which I will write with my “invisible ink.” Simply place your cursor on one side and highlight the area the way you would copy and paste something. Ready to practice? Here it is -> YAY! You did it! Now go back to the other post HERE, find the half inch of white space between my last sentence and the red herring, and do likewise.
Now wasn’t that fun?
Before I sign off on this post, I want to send out another special thank you to the other two final candidates that we considered (you know who you are). I think you are both immensely talented and I hope to find a way to involve you with NAF in possibly a guest capacity at some point in the future. Thank you for your patience and cooperation through this process. I, for one, will be following (and have been) your blogs and your careers for a long time to come!
To everybody else, don’t forget to welcome Avily to NAF and check out the info on her book! She’ll begin blogging just as soon as I get everything setup with her and WordPress! Be on the look out!