Author’s Journey

Cover reveal: Alara’s Call

Cover reveal: Alara’s Call

Some of you have been with me on this long, long publishing journey ever since the founding of NAF back in 2010. At that point, I’d already been shopping Alara’s Call for several years. I’ve already written several posts about the process of getting Alara’s Call published. Now I have a new publisher, Love2ReadLove2Write Publishing, […]

Wednesday Inspiration

Wednesday Inspiration

“Yeah, but broken isn’t the same as unfixable.”
Marissa Meyer, Winter

My New Favorite Hero

My New Favorite Hero

I have a new favorite hero (sort of). If you’ve followed me on NAF for any length of time, you will know that my ultimate hero is Gilbert Blythe from the Anne of Green Gables series. That has not changed, at all. You just cannot top the handsome, intelligent, earnest, and hard-working Gilbert. He missed […]

Fifteen Reasons why I fell in love with Realm Makers

Fifteen Reasons why I fell in love with Realm Makers

Since Realm Makers  is right around the corner, I thought I’d share this post again. I wrote this one right after I came back from my first year at RM! The night I made it back from the conference I grabbed a notebook and started writing down all the things I loved about Realm Makers. […]

Review of Kat Heckenbach’s Relent

Review of Kat Heckenbach’s Relent

NAF alumna, Kat Heckenbach has a new book out, Relent. I fell in love with Finding Angel and the whole Toch Island Chronicles series, so I snapped up a copy of Relent the second she posted a link on Facebook. I then abandoned a library checkout to read it. And will admit to staying up […]

What is Noblebright?

What is Noblebright?

Guest Blogger: C. J. Brightley   Noblebright fantasy has at least one important character with noble, idealistic motives who does the right thing out of principle. The character is flawed, but his or her actions are generally defined by honesty, integrity, sacrifice, love, and kindness. The story upholds the goodness of the character; the character’s […]

Wednesday Inspiration

Wednesday Inspiration

“And Ronan was everything that was left: molten eyes and a smile made for war.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves