Life and Such

Go buy a book

I returned from my first writer’s conference with a short stack of new books. I perused the book store, met with a couple of the authors, and chose books that looked interesting. I gobbled them up when I got home. Each book blew my mind. These were some of my jumps into christian science-fiction and […]

Brain Dead or Realm Makers 2018 recap

Following close on the heels of my “What I’ve learned from Realm Makers” series was my time spent at Realm Makers 2018. I know I talk about this conference a lot, but this is my second family. These people get me, and not just “they’re nerds and like Star Wars.” They get my struggles, my […]

What I learned from Realm Makers – part 2

The Realm Makers conference is one of my most-looked-forward-to moments of the year. Last week I talked about my first trip to St Louis and how my creative process was so greatly impacted. The following year I made a late night trek to Philadelphia, PA and spent my first night in the airport. Yup, my […]

Trucks, Planes, and Canoes

Trucks, Planes, and Canoes

Photo by Gretchen E.K. Engel Zippy Longtail and I are off to Realm Makers. Our journey began last Monday after work. Zippy took a half day from his job interpreting extraterrestrial satellite transmissions from the Very Large Array (VLA) satellites near Socorro, NM and came to my house so we could leave a bit early […]

The Story of Comics

The Story of Comics

Last week here on the New Authors Fellowship, I posted about several up and coming books that I was excited about. In that post I talked about a couple video games that had amazing stories, but before video games, and before books, I was reading about some marvelous heroes and their penchant for saving the […]

Motivation

Motivation

“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty…” Teddy Roosevelt Let’s drop a little nugget of truth to start off today: It’s a lot easier to hit “play next episode” than it is to sit down and spit out a thousand words of imaginative prose. There are […]

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 […]