K.A.: Welcome, J.F.! Thanks for stopping by. I'm eager to learn about the world of Astray. Before we dive in, tell us a bit about this first book in your Ariboslia Christian fantasy series for teens. J.F.: A mysterious amulet leads Fallon to everything she’s ever wanted…and possibly her death. After a lifetime with no … Continue reading Awakened by J.F. Rogers’ Astray
As the little girl traveled through the forest, she fought the wind, trying to hold on to her brightly colored balloon. She tried to keep it safe, but it bounced against the jagged branches. Claws clutched the tender sheath, popping the balloon. The girl emerged from the forest. A dingy bit of rubber trailed behind … Continue reading Winds of Time
Today, I'm excited to share the cover for Snow Globe Travelers: Samuel's Legacy, my debut middle-grade novel releasing this spring! Somehow, having a cover makes it more real. It's really happening! The Story Twelve-year-old Sarah Ann Reisende’s father left before her third birthday. She longs to find him, but she never expected the path would … Continue reading Snow Globe Travelers Cover Reveal!
I'm on Lands Uncharted today, talking about life, death, and loving other people. Grief sucks. IT. SUCKS! But death reminds us life is precious. We should love others as we love ourselves. Be kind and encouraging. Seek to serve and be forgiving. We should walk away when someone doesn't welcome us. Refuse to pour energy … Continue reading Get Angry, Fight Back (Lands Uncharted)
My story “Steampunk Circus” was runner-up in the Endless Press Realm Makers Scholarship Contest. The winner, Lisa Godfrees, became a staff member during the contest and graciously passed on the scholarship to me. I am going to Realm Makers this year! This is an answered prayer! Thank you, Lord! Thank you, Lisa! Thank you, Endless … Continue reading Endless Press Runner-Up
I have a soft spot for villains. To be clear, there's no sinister plot lurking here. I strive to love everyone, to be forgiving and kind. So then, why is it so easy to relate to the antagonist in a story, sometimes more than the hero? Villains are the antithesis of loving, forgiving, and kind. … Continue reading Love Thy Villain