Kristen Stieffel

Cover reveal: Tales of the Phoenix

Cover reveal: Tales of the Phoenix

Some of you may remember the Medieval Mars anthology that came out in 2015. This shared-world project is the brainchild of Travis Perry at Bear Publications. The premise is that a thousand years in the future, after humans terraformed and colonized Mars, a societal collapse has thrown the planet back into a dark age in […]

Join Tosca Lee and Other Realm Award Finalists at Facebook Party

Join Tosca Lee and Other Realm Award Finalists at Facebook Party

On June 15, eight of the finalists from the Realm Awards will present a Facebook Party. This will give you a chance to chat with me and some of the other finalists, including bestseller and former Realm Makers keynote speaker Tocsa Lee. Also, contests! Grand Prize: $50 Amazon Card Runner Up Prize: 8 featured books […]

Help an NAF Alumna

Help an NAF Alumna

The post “Blah! Blah! Blah! Another Year” by NAF founding member Diane Graham is consistently one of our most-viewed posts, mainly because her hair apparently turns up in image searches:  (And Robynn calls me lioness… Like many of the founders, Diane was a contestant in the Marcher Lord Select Premise Contest, in which her book I am […]

Q&A with Amy Brock McNew: Can Christians write steamy stories?

Q&A with Amy Brock McNew: Can Christians write steamy stories?

Q: Tell us about your new book, Sleeper. A:How about I just share the blurb? A throne with no ruler. A beast stretching awake. A goddess unleashed. Makenna is a self-proclaimed freak with abilities she can’t control. She’s clawed her way through life, fighting to maintain her sanity. Her lonely existence has only fed the […]

Review of Mantle by Keven Newsome

Review of Mantle by Keven Newsome

Winter and I go way back. Keven mentioned the other day that Winter was entered in the Marcher Lord Select Premise Contest back in 2009. For those of you who weren’t around for that, this was an online contest where readers voted on which stories they wanted to see more of. When the contest got to […]

Conference Notes: Tosca Lee in Florida

Conference Notes: Tosca Lee in Florida

I’m at the Florida Christian Writers Conference this weekend, where Tosca Lee is our keynote speaker. Here is the barest sample of her brilliance, based on my sketchy notes. This is my paraphrase, not verbatim. Her sessions were recorded; when those become available, I’ll let you know. Keynote One Creativity is a divine expression. It’s […]

NAF Year 8: Onward and Upward

NAF Year 8: Onward and Upward

New Authors Fellowship debuted January 16, 2010, with the goal of helping Christian speculative fiction authors develop the elusive “platform” we’re all told we need. Our founder, Keven Newsome, realized that by pooling resources, authors could reach more people than any of them could alone. When we began, our Featured Authors were all unpublished writers […]