Tag Archive | marcher lord select

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 […]

Review of Mantle by Keven Newsome

Review of Mantle by Keven Newsome

Winter and I go way back. Keven mentioned the other day that Winter was entered in the Marcher Lord Select Premise Contest back in 2009. For those of you who weren’t around for that, this was an online contest where readers voted on which stories they wanted to see more of. When the contest got to […]

Closing the Book on “Winter”

Closing the Book on “Winter”

I turned forty last February. It just so happens that my birthday is just six weeks after Winter’s birthday. Her birthday is on December 22…the first day of winter, or so it was the year she was born. It snowed the day she was born, and on her birthday just a few months ago the […]

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 […]

Why Overnight Success Would Have Been Bad for my Novel

Why Overnight Success Would Have Been Bad for my Novel

Guest Blogger: Dennis Brooke God’s timing is perfect and it’s always later than ours. —Mrs. Maria Ann Hirschmann Ten years ago I pitched an idea for a television show to a Hollywood screen writer. He was sold and shopped the idea to several studios, hoping they would snap up my faith-based series. The concept was […]

Six years of Fellowship

Six years of Fellowship

January 16 is our birthday. That was the day, back in 2010, that Keven Newsome launched this site with a simple goal: unite seven writers to drive traffic to one site, rather than to seven different sites. He knew we’d be stronger together than we would be separately. It has been and continues to be […]

Interview: Kenneth Bliss, author of Eric’s War

Interview: Kenneth Bliss, author of Eric’s War

As we approach the third anniversary of the Marcher Lord Select contest, I’ve been eager to catch up with other MLS-ers, especially those whose books have been published. When I saw an ad in a recent issue of ACFW Journal for Eric’s War: The Cougar and the Lamb, a main contest entrant, I grabbed the […]