Wow ~ I got back from the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writer's Conference on Saturday night. It was an amazing conference! I met several fellow fantasy writers, who I hope will join us here on Fairies, Fantasy and Faith. The faculty was great and everyone I talked to learned a lot and felt encouraged.
My 16-year-old daughter, Mary, went with me. Dr. Ted Baehr (Movieguide.org) taught a three-day screen writing class and she attended that. She learned so much more about the industry that she ever dreamed and has the opportunity to go out to CA next summer as an intern! We will be getting all the details before we make the decision to send her all the way across the country.
Jeff Gerke from Marcher Lord Press was there. He was great fun and his continuing workshop was amazing. I talked with him about Fairyeater and he was encouraging and showed me some places I needed to work on. That's always a good thing.
I also have the opportunity to send a proposal to an agent and another publishing house, so I'll be working away over the next few weeks to whip everything in shape before I send it all out. Of course, I want to send it NOW!! But that would not be wise, so I'll do what I have to do and be patient. It's all in God's timing anyway, so what do I have to worry about?
Next Monday, I'll be leaving for vacation, so I will not be posting again for 2 weeks. But when I get back, I want to start really looking into the various parts of fantasy writing and the Hero's Journey and character development. I'm hoping we'll get some really good discussion going.
If you're a Christian who writes fantasy, is thinking about writing fantasy or wonders if a Christian should even enjoy fantasy, this is the place to talk about it.
I'll be introducing a topic or question once a week (or maybe two weeks) for discussion. So, thanks for stopping by. I'm looking foward to some good conversation.
Meet the Artist
The header of Fairies, Fantasy, and Faith is the orginial artwork of illustrator, Kim Sponaugle. Kim has illustrated more than 20 children's books. Her bright, colorful style and delightful expressions give her illustrations warmth and whimsey. Kim has a gift to be able to capture the essence of a story and enhance it with her illustrations. She is fun to work with, easy to talk to and willing to help brainstorm every part of the artwork process. See more of Kim's artwork at http://www.picturekitchenstudio.com/
I'm a former home-schooling mom.
I have three children, two grandchildren and one husband.
I was born on Valentine's Day.
Besides writing and reading, I enjoy cooking, quilting, gardening and wine tasting.
I've met boxing legend, Joe Frazier and bestselling author, Frank Peretti.
My favorite place to be is the Jersey shore.
I once touched a tarantula. Once.
I have no desire, whatsoever, to bungee jump.
I'm a fabriholic.
I've read The Lord of the Rings twelve times.
Every fantasy author needs a magical place to relax, think and dream. I'm building a Fairy Garden in my back yard and will be posting pictures and information as I go. To follow the progress of my Fairy Garden ... Click here
Fantasy Photo Friday
Fantasy sites are everywhere! Do you have any pictures that reflect fantasy? Fairy rings, troll caves, magical scenes ... email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a description and I'll post them on Fridays. Click here to view the pictures.