April 23, 2019 at 1:06 am #87378
Glad to be here!
As the tag line says, I have recently become the proud father of my tenth — all homeschooled! Yes, am insane. Moving on.
I’m also an embedded systems engineer on sabbatical, writing Christian action/adventure. It all started on my lengthy commute to my day job, listening to audiobooks. I thought my boys would enjoy many of them (Clive Cussler, etc) but unfortunately they mainly included thematic and ungoldy elements that I didn’t want them reading. Then a friend shared a picture that inspired me. “Create the things you wish existed.”
From then on, I spent my lunch breaks in the “hot box” of my car, typing away to do just that. My first book, Queen of Atlantis is the story of a Bible Study group that is a front for a secret organization out to save the world. 🙂
Since taking the time off I have several “finished” novels in various stages of editing, but unlike the first book I want to take my time and market it right (it would be nice to not have to go back to the cubicle life – hey, one can dream)
I’ve recently been trying to build my social media presence, which is how I heard about Story Embers on Instagram. Like I say, I truly am glad to be here and be able to sharpen my skills with like-minded authors.
Hey, you guys want a follower/beta reader/collab/guest post/whatever, let me know. I’d also be glad to help you along the way any way I can! 🙂
Homeschooling father of 10, writing Christian action/adventure novels from my home high in the Rockies.April 23, 2019 at 10:07 am #87398Evelyn@evelyn
@edmund-lloyd-fletcher Hey! Welcome to Story Embers!
And congratulations on ten kids! I love big families! They are literally the best! (I’m number five out of seven.) AND I’ve been homeschooled all my life. Soooo… yes, indeed. Your family sounds absolutely awesome. (:
Your current story sounds really interesting! I’ve never been able to get away with writing a good contemporary novel. Haha probably because I don’t have much experience in life. 😉
What kind of genres do you like reading in best?April 24, 2019 at 7:01 am #87517J.A.Penrose@j-a-penrose
@edmund-lloyd-fletcher Welcome! It’s great to see new people come along.
That’s a great reason to start writing. And at Story Embers, we’re all about writing non-preachy, thematical, Christian fiction, so it sounds like you’ve found the right place!
Your book is reminding me a bit of Mission League, by Jill Williamson. It’s a YA series that I’d recommend for Christian action lovers 15+. It was really good, although I’d suggest reading them as a parent before letting your kids read them. (some mature themes)
Anyways, welcome aboard, and I’m looking forward to getting to know you!
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InspirationApril 24, 2019 at 2:20 pm #87532
@j-a-penrose Interesting. I’ll have to check that out. Who knows, maybe maybe my characters and Jill’s could team up sometime. 😉
Homeschooling father of 10, writing Christian action/adventure novels from my home high in the Rockies.April 24, 2019 at 2:39 pm #87536
@evelyn “What kind of genres do you like reading in best?”
That’s tricky. I don’t know if I can decide. (I have the same problem with music, too.)
I’ve been (over)thinking about how to answer this, and I don’t know if I can even eliminate things I don’t like. For instance, I really don’t tend to prefer mystery, but this past year I read Terri Blackstock’s Last Light series and totally adored it! I really don’t care for paranormal, but I read Dan Absalonson’s Haunted House Flipper which was phenomenal. [my review here] And I don’t really go for historical, but who doesn’t like Ben Hur or a good G.A. Henty?
So I guess books are like kids. I love you all equally. 😉 ❤️️
Homeschooling father of 10, writing Christian action/adventure novels from my home high in the Rockies.April 24, 2019 at 6:36 pm #87564Evelyn@evelyn
“What kind of genres do you like reading in best?” That’s tricky. I don’t know if I can decide.
I understand! Simply put, I love a good book. Whether it be fantasy, historical fiction, mystery, or contemporary. Plus! Sometimes genres overlap.
Haha! I’ve heard books are like kids in many ways. Maybe some day I’ll understand. 😉April 25, 2019 at 2:02 pm #87654
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