A couple weeks ago, WestBow Press requested an article from me to be included in a catalog they are working on with the Munce Group. My book is supposed to be featured since it won their writing contest. Yay, book promotion!!
Anyway, the article showed up on WBP's blog! So here is the article. And the link to the WestBow Press blog, in case you want to see it.
Classic Sci-Fi Meets a Christian Worldview
I’m frequently asked, “How do you find time to write?” I’m a mom and a pastor’s wife. Sure, life is busy, but writing is my outlet. My identity. And I often joke about it being my therapy.
Since becoming a mom seven years ago, I’ve written a science fiction series titled The Circeae Tales. In the mainstream marketplace, sci-fi is peppered with explicit content. Speculative fiction, as the industry calls it, is on the rise with independent publishers, but walk into any Christian bookstore, and you’ll find mostly historical fiction or romance.
That’s wonderful for those who have a taste for such fiction. My preference, however, leans toward the fantastical. So I decided to write stories like those I’d want to read—fast-paced action set among solar systems. Characters who represent honor, chivalry, and light. Plots that reveal God’s hand at work and that share His truth. A family saga connected by a fluid storyline.
Asylum is one of ten Circeae Tales novels. Chase Leighton, already embroiled in a cosmic battle between good and evil, loses his wife to the governing faction of the Circeae system. Once he learns her death was a deception, he becomes obsessed with finding her. In the midst of agonizing trials, Chase’s faith falters, but God, as He always does, holds fast and leads Chase back to a path of righteousness.
It’s my prayer that Asylum—and eventually the other Circeae Tales novels—will pique an interest in Christian sci-fi. Perhaps it might even plant a few seeds in those readers who wouldn’t normally pick up a Christian book. Above all else, though, I pray that God will be glorified.
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