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  • #87378
    Edmund Lloyd Fletcher
    @edmund-lloyd-fletcher

    Hey all,

    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.

    #87398
    Evelyn
    @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?

    #87517
    J.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!

    Writer | Freelance editor
    Inspiration

    #87532
    Edmund Lloyd Fletcher
    @edmund-lloyd-fletcher

    @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.

    #87536
    Edmund Lloyd Fletcher
    @edmund-lloyd-fletcher

    @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.

    #87564
    Evelyn
    @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. 😉

    #87654
    Ariel Ashira
    @ashira

    @edmund-lloyd-fletcher

     who doesn’t like Ben Hur or a good G.A. Henty?

    Ok, we are friends XD

    "No matter how much it hurts, how dark it gets, or how hard you fall, you are never out of the fight."

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