The Most Important Way to Support an Author

Promise’s Prayer has been published for two years! This calls for a celebration, so as a gift to you, I’ve reduced to the ebook price to less than a dollar for the week.
But I have something to share on the theme of Promise’s Prayer that’s far more important. If you can only help me on my writing journey in one way, don’t buy my books, review them, or even share them with others. Do this instead.

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Plotting Kingdom Adventure Fiction

Today my genre, Kingdom Adventure, is featured at Indie e-Con, and I’m here as a guest speaker to discuss the unique flexibilities of plotting this genre. Watch below!

Links mentioned in the video:

Comprehensive definition of Kingdom Adventure:

List of Kingdom Adventure books:

My book, Promise’s Prayer:

Current status of future Truth from Taerna books:

Indie e-Con:


Leave a comment: what intrigues you most about Kingdom Adventure? Have you ever tried plotting this genre? What sort of Kingdom Adventure world would you want to create?

2017 Indie Christian Book Sale!


It’s that time of year. The time for buying presents, making wish lists, and planning New Year’s Resolutions. If any of those activities involve books for you, Indie Christian Authors has a perfect event for you.
From Nov 25 through Nov 28, more than 70 independent Christian books are on sale. You can find free shipping$0.99 ebookspackage deals, and more! And if your budget is depleted from Christmas shopping, they’ve got you covered with some freebies!

What’s more, my book Promise’s Prayer is among those books offered this year! The paperback will be on sale for just $9.99 (regular $13.95) the entire week, and the ebook is only $0.99 Friday through Monday! If you’re interested in seeing what Promise’s Prayer is about, don’t miss this chance – the price will be returning to normal in December.

Think 70 books is overwhelming? Narrow it down and find the perfect books for you or someone on your Christmas list by using this quiz to generate a customized book list.
What awesome reads of 2016 are you grateful for? What books are you looking forward to reading in 2017?
A note on the Ebooks Only page. All books are listed as “Sold Out.” This only refers to paperback copies of these titles. Please click onto the product pages to find descriptions and links to discounted or free ebooks. Also, some of the authors this year chose to not sell their paperbacks directly through the site. Those books are also marked “Sold Out” but if you click them open, you’ll find a link to the site where they are on sale and a discount code for you to use at check out.
Acknowledgements: Thanks to Leah E. Good and Kendra E. Ardnek for their work organizing this sale, and Hannah Mills for her fantastic design work on the website graphics. Hannah can be contacted at hmills(at)omorecollege(dot)edu for more information about her design services.


Announcing the Sequel! And You Get to Decide!

You asked for it, I listened. This month, I’m writing a sequel to Promise’s Prayer!

Victory’s Voice

Seventeen-year-old Ellisia always loved books. That’s what she is thrilled when Caeleb invites her to attend Academy in the capitol city of Syorien. But when inner turmoil and dark violence begin to sweep through the city, Ellisia is forced outside of her books and caught up in a critical battle between light and darkness. A hidden gift grants her power she never knew existed – but it is this very Power that threatens the destruction of her family. Torn between her love of learning, her outspoken tongue, and her own emotional well-being, she faces the greatest crisis of her life – and a momentous decision with far greater impact than she could realize.



And for those of you who have read Promise’s Prayer or are familiar with it, I need your opinion. Because Victory’s Voice occurs nine years after Promise’s Prayer, Carita and Kaelan are grown and have family(ies) of their own. But here’s the question – would you like to see them married to each other or to someone else?

Let me know what you think by voting in the poll!

Add me on NaNoWriMo!

BONUS! If you have an idea for Victory’s Voice (regardless of whether or not you’ve read Promise’s Prayer), leave it in the comments and I’ll do my best to incorporate as many of your ideas as possible!

What are your thoughts on Victory’s Voice? Let me know in the comments!


Calling All Beta Readers!

It’s time for an update on Promise’s Prayer! My proof copy came in the mail, and I’m thrilled. Despite the formatting and editing tweaks still needed, it’s coming along quite nicely. I’m excited to finally hold a copy of it in my hands.

Promise’s Prayer follows Kaelan, a young man tired of the quietness of home and bent on “saving the world” from a downward spiral of lawlessness and fleshly pleasure, through his attempts to fulfill a promise made to his dying mother. Meanwhile, Carita realizes that she possesses the key the country needs, but she continually battles with crippling fears, inadequacies, lack of position, and the challenges of daily life. Will they come through for Taerna? Or will something else?

Kaelan. His eyes are not this dreamy.

Kaelan’s the adventurous one. He leaped off of the pages and took over the book before I knew what he was doing. He just won’t sit still. The picture above is of an indolent, pampered, stay-at-home sort of Kaelan, which is not the Kaelan I know. He looks like the above picture minus the dreamy, contented look. He’s action. He’s adventure. He’s for being the hero.

Author secret: There were times that scenes appeared on the page that I had NO INTENTION of writing. And it was only through severe effort that Kaelan is behaving as well towards Carita as he is…

Fun fact: Kaelan’s favorite food is sweet potatoes. I just found that out a few minutes ago.

Adventure versus quietness. Fulfilling promises. Sheer determination. Saving the world. Or…not. 

If you’d like to beta read Promise’s Prayer, just fill out the form below. It’s about 68,000 words/215 pages long. It is written for teenagers and young adults but is suitable for all ages. A strong Christian theme is present throughout the story. There is no magic, romance (though perhaps a sequel…? :)), or violence, though deaths do occur. I will send out Part 1 immediately and would like all feedback by the end of October.

Thank you very much!