Important People

stars and stripesHappy Labor Day! Did you know that Labor Day was originally started as a way to acknowledge the “social and economic achievements of American workers.” (Dept. of Labor) So, I thought we’d acknowledge some of the achievements of our current writers here at NAF!

Ren Black: This year, Ren welcomed another baby. Yay! While she hasn’t been doing much on the writing front, she still helps to keep our monthly WIP reports going.

Kristen Stieffel: Kirsten is our trusty go-to moderator. She keeps us on our toes. She won’t be with us as a featured author much longer, though, as OakTara has signed her! She also recently joined the ranks with Avily and I at Splickety Publishing Group as Havok’s Assistant Editor. Go, Kristen!

Avily Jerome: Another fellow Splickteer, Avily is the Editor for Havok, a speculative flash fiction magazine. This year, she was also one of the co-hosts for Realm Makers. Did you know she also homeschools? Just like me! Uh, at least I think she does. You do, right, Avily? Wow, I’ll be so embarrassed if I’m wrong.

H.A. Titus: Heather has a story coming out in an anthology releasing in October. We’re so proud of her! She’s also started a blogging through the alphabet series for her Wednesday posts here on NAF.

William Ramirez: Well, Will had a pretty busy year, but he still manages to get his posts up here! He’s another one that’s contracted to OakTara as well. Looking forward to seeing big things from him.

I’d just like to say I am so proud of my friends here at NAF. It has been such an honor to grow with them and watch them draw closer to their dreams. We’re quite a different crew from the original team, but we each have a unique voice, a heart for writing, and the gumption to keep going!



About Ralene Burke

Whether she’s wielding a fantasy writer’s pen, a freelance editor’s sword, or a social media wand, Ralene Burke always has her head in some dreamer’s world. And her goal is to make it SHINE! She has worked for a variety of groups, including Realm Makers, The Christian PEN, Kentucky Christian Writers Conference, and as an editor for a number of freelance clients. Her first novel, Bellanok, is being published as a 4-part serial! When her head’s not in the publishing world, she is wife to a veteran and homeschooling mama to their three kids. Her Pinterest board would have you believe she is a master chef, excellent seamstress, and all around crafty diva. If she only had the time . . .

2 comments on “Important People

  1. Thanks for the peek behind the veil! Congrats to all who are finding success and all who are working hard to get there….

  2. Aww, thanks for the shout-out Ralene! 🙂 *big hug*

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