Tag Archive | Alara’s Call

Alara’s Marcher Lord Roots

Alara’s Marcher Lord Roots

What can I tell you NAF followers about Alara’s Call that I haven’t already? Some of you have been with me on this journey since the days of the Marcher Lord Select contest. When we announced the release date for Alara’s Call, Becky Minor—NAF alumn and founder of the Realm Makers conference—asked me if that […]

Review of Alara’s Call

Review of Alara’s Call

Celebrating the Release of Kristen Stieffel’s Debut Novel I am so excited about the release of our own Kristen Stieffel’s Alara’s Call, The Prophet’s Chronicle Book 1. Although Alara’s Call fits into the fantasy category of speculative fiction as a “sword opera” set in a fictional world, there is no magic. Alara’s visions, and other characters’ […]

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, […]

Unexpected Turn in the Journey to Publication

Unexpected Turn in the Journey to Publication

Many of you have walked with me lo, these many years, ever since the Marcher Lord Select Contest of 2009, when Alara’s Call (then known by a much lamer title that shall not be spoken here) was voted off the island in the first round. You may remember when I announced that OakTara had given […]

10 Questions and Answers About Alara’s Call

10 Questions and Answers About Alara’s Call

Over at her Zyearth blog, R.A. Meenan tagged everyone in our Facebook writers group in this Q&A game. So in the hopes that this will give you a slightly less controversial view of Alara’s Call than we had last time, here goes: 1. What is the title of your next book/work? Alara’s Call, book one […]

Why Alara’s Redeemer Is a Woman

Why Alara’s Redeemer Is a Woman

I’ve started pitching Alara’s Call this way: It’s about a clergywoman who becomes a prophet. She’s called to prophesy to world leaders, starting with her father, about how God expects Her people to be governed. More than half the time, that “Her people” gets totally ignored. Either people think it refers to Alara, or they’re […]

Character Spotlight: General Rariden

Character Spotlight: General Rariden

Alara sat next to Palon and filled three cups from the tall silver pot. She handed one to General Rariden. He cradled the china saucer in his brawny, weathered hand. Though retired and more than seventy years old, he was as robust as a man half that. Only thinning gray hair and a deeply lined […]