Tag Archive | Jeff Gerke

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 […]

My JaNoWriMo Update or Why Realm Makers Suddenly Seems Not Far Away

My JaNoWriMo Update or Why Realm Makers Suddenly Seems Not Far Away

After setting aside the manuscript I worked on for five years, which included writing two sequels, I started a project for NaNoWriMo. I’m doing JaNoWriMo this month to finish the draft. If you don’t know what that is, read Brittany Valentine’s awesome post. My plan is to have two manuscripts to pitch at Realm Makers. […]

Hair of the Dog Part 2 (Or Gift Ideas for Realmies Suffering Withdrawals)

Hair of the Dog Part 2 (Or Gift Ideas for Realmies Suffering Withdrawals)

We’re not even halfway to Realm Makers 2017 but we are approaching the Christmas season, so what better way to help Realmies with withdrawals and provide gift ideas? So there’s that saying the cure for a hangover is the hair of the dog that bit you. Realm Makers is the dog and there’s a lot of […]

All the Craft Books

All the Craft Books

I mentioned in my last post that I’m working on a new manuscript. My first completed manuscript and its sequels were written totally by the pantser method with the only outline being a rough one in my head. Last year I decided to use Jeff Gerke’s Write Your Novel in a Month. It’s a basic […]

Ready, Set, Go

Ready, Set, Go

It’s November which means men and women everywhere will be putting razors aside for “No Shave November”. It’s also a time when writer types or those who think they might want to try the writing thing dive into National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). This is my fourth year. I “won” (made the 50,000 word goal) […]

Fifteen Reasons why I fell in love with Realm Makers

Fifteen Reasons why I fell in love with Realm Makers

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. The list was pretty huge. I narrowed it down to fifteen. 1. Likeminded People: When I walked into the conference room on Thursday night and saw Jeff Gerke as Luke […]

Marcher Lord Press sold

Marcher Lord Press sold

The Christian Speculative Fiction community has been all a-flutter this week over news that Jeff Gerke, founder of Marcher Lord Press, sold the five-year-old company to Steve Laube. Here’s a roundup. Laube is a literary agent with an appreciation for Christian Speculative Fiction, having represented Bryan Davis, Sharon Hinck, and Tosca Lee. Gerke intends to […]

Editorial Preferences and Feet

Editorial Preferences and Feet

Artwork rotates at our office. We’re a state agency, so we showcase local artwork on our walls. I don’t normally mind this, until The Dirty Feet. That wasn’t the actual name but I don’t remember the actual name. This was a 2 x 3 foot canvas oil painting of the artist’s feet in mud. The […]