I blame my recent absence from the blogosphere on being sucked into not one, but two alternate universes.
The first universe comes along every September: education!
Hm, I wonder if Robert Frost is referring to learning, or teaching? I definitely hear a lot of interesting things from my class!
School has started up again, so I’ve been busy sorting out my new, awesome batch of students and diving into learning. By some awesome blessings and moving up a grade or two, I’ve actually had these kids before, so as a class we’re all very happy to be reunited for another year of learning.
The second universe is one I’ve never encountered before, and Lord Willing, involves exciting solar systems filled to the brim with stories! I’ve entered into a collaborative speculative fiction project with a few other creative minds, including an illustrator. Right now I can’t give out details, except to say that it is an urban fantasy and is giving us lots of work in terms of world-building and character creation. For any other hints, feel free to check out my boards on Pinterest, and see if you can piece anything together!
In addition, I have received positive and helpful feedback for City of Refuge, so that’s also on the work agenda.
However, I believe I’ve managed to adjust my schedule so that I can hop on here on a more regular basis. Right now, I actually have a backlog of cool news! Here are links to just a few tidbits:
Hayao Miyazaki Retires - “Japan’s Walt Disney”, creator of classics like The Secret World of Arietty, Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle. Sadness!
Enter Castle Gate Press - new Christian speculative fiction press features books set in the real world with “just a touch” of magic–think magical realism, etc.
Amish Vampires In Space – published by Marcher Lord Press, one of the leaders in Christian Speculative Fiction. The title is so much fun.
Jebediah has a secret that will change his world forever and send his people into space.
The Amish world of Alabaster calls upon an ancient promise to escape destruction. Then end up on a cargo ship bound for the stars.
But they are not the only cargo on board. Some of it is alive…or used to be.
Now, with vampires taking over and closing in on the Amish refugees, these simple believers must decide whether their faith depends upon their honored traditions or something even older.
Hm, lots of stuff. I need to stop dropping off the face of the planet!