Tag Archive | Kristen Stieffel

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’ […]

An Extrovert Among Introverts – The Good, the Great, and the Never Again

An Extrovert Among Introverts – The Good, the Great, and the Never Again

At one point during Realm Makers, I sat with a fellow extrovert and we started counting. Of the 180 attendees, the count was 11 by the end of the conference, the count soared to 13. By this proportion, NAF is teeming with writerly extroverts. Brittany Valentine is another in this count. Even among us extroverts, our […]

A little change for that jar on your washing machine…

A little change for that jar on your washing machine…

Change is inevitable. NAF has been on the interwebs for two years now. Great things have been happening, and greater still will happen in the future. And the more we grow, the more we recognize things that need to be tweaked and changed. Obviously, the site has had a face-lift, and the final touches will […]

The Art of Witness, or a Huge Can of Worms

This week, our dear Kat Heckenbach attacked the topic of Christian writers attacking Christian writers in her post titled Put Down Your Sword…And Write. Then it sort of blew up. The comments I read were all on topic and graciously civil. I thank the readers of NAF for that. I mean, why attack each other […]

My ink and paper daughter

It must have been fifth grade when I began my writing journey. I was really into this NES game called Dragon Warrior. It was your standard medieval fantasy with blobs, wyverns, and other assorted monsters that need to be fought on a -Fight- -Run- -Spell- -Item- turn based system in stunning 8 bit graphics. Standard […]

Year One at NAF

With this little post our blog began.   JANUARY 15, 2010 This is our official birthday, even though you’ll find a few posts dated prior to this.  That’s because when we started, several of us moved and back-dated posts from other locations. So we missed our anniversary last month.  But now I wanted to give you […]