• Publishing,  The Crossover Alliance

    Beyond Me

    It’s been a struggle. Life. My life. I can’t say that I’ve had it the worst. No, I’m blessed beyond reason. I just mean that God’s been teaching me and guiding me through a lot of stuff lately. Confusing stuff. Hard stuff. Very emotional stuff. I still don’t understand it all, but in the end, my understanding of it isn’t completely necessary for me to get to the other side. I just need to trust God, God’s Word, and God’s way. One of the things I have been working on for months now (and essentially for many years) is turning The Crossover Alliance – a once-small online community for readers/writers…

  • Kickstarter,  Publishing,  The Crossover Alliance

    My Upcoming Kickstarter Campaign

    I’ve been hidden in the shadows as of late because I’ve been working on a lot of projects, the main one being the Kickstarter campaign I will be launching next week on the 7th. My campaign will seek to raise money to cover expenses for the first year’s catalog for the new publishing company I am in the process of launching – The Crossover Alliance. Some of you know that The Crossover Alliance originated as an online community I built to bring together readers and writers of edgy Christian speculative fiction. It quickly transformed into a standalone website, and now it’s moving on to become an online publishing company. I…

  • Publishing,  Writing

    Christians and Writing and Stirring the Pot

    Is it okay for Christians to stir the pot with their fictional writing, to raise questions we know will receive negative reactions or challenge millenia-old beliefs? Are we allowed to put words to paper that may end up tearing down the strongholds of ‘religious’ thinking? Are we heretics if we write anything other than G-rated Christian fiction? These are questions I find myself pondering as I continue to move forward in my plans to start a publishing company based around edgy Christian speculative fiction. I can already sense the naysayers peeking around the corners, sniffing for blood. “Christian fiction can’t have edgy content,” they grumble. “Cursing and violence are absolutely…

  • Publishing

    The Crossover Alliance Publishing Company

    “If there’s a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” ~ Toni Morrison In 2007, I did just that during National Novel Writing Month. Mixing Christian themes and real-world content, I crafted a short story that would later become the first novel in my Black Earth series. Knowing Christian publishers wouldn’t accept my work because of the ‘edgy’ content, and secular publishers wouldn’t accept my work because of the Christ-centered themes, I went the route of self-publishing. I knew that in order to separate my work from the mounds of science fiction/fantasy/horror that I would have to create a unique…