Hope Ann

Claim Your ARC!

Claim Your ARC!

I’ve been talking about it for the better part of a year, but it is finally happening. I’m getting my first three Legends of Light novellas (plus Rose of the Night) together into one paperback version!

Who here is excited about Legends of Light: Burning Rose?

Yes… I changed the title slightly. It was Blackened Rose, but the cover ended upwith a flaming rose, not a black one. (I can’t wait to show it to you, but patience, preciousses) Besides, the symbolism of a burning rose fits the first three novellas better than the blackened one.

Regardless, things are happening and, before I go any further, I suppose you’d like to know the release date.

Burning Rose will be released on

*drumroll*

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Beyond the Parchment: Part 12

Beyond the Parchment: Part 12

Welcome to the next (and third from last) installment of my serial story, Beyond the Parchment. Because I finally outlined the end and I only have two more parts to write!

Thus far, dysfunctional portal, invented by a weary writer, May Ann, actually began to work, bringing characters to our world. And herself into their world. General maham is the result. Check out the rest of the story here!

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July Highlights: Camp NaNo, WIP Collages, and Caves

July Highlights: Camp NaNo, WIP Collages, and Caves

My Life

Lots of traveling, this month. I think I’ve traveled more this spring and summer than I have the last few years put together. There was a wedding in April, a Creation Conference in May, the Kingdom Pen retreat in June… At the end of June, I went with Dad and the three little ones to Iowa to visit grandparents. It was a glorified babysitting trip on my side of things, but I was able to make a number of collages and got a little writing done.

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Is Clean Christian Writing a Good Thing?

Is Clean Christian Writing a Good Thing?

Lying, murder, torture, assassinations, lust — as Christians called to be a light in the world, should we touch on these darker aspects of life in our writing or should our books be clean and full of light? Should a character swear? Is it wrong to have a character be immoral? What about the sympathetic thieves or the hardened interrogators? As Christians, we want to write inspiring stories. But is an inspiring story the same thing as a squeaky clean story, and what does ‘clean Christian writing’ even mean?

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July Vlog

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Another vlog, everyone, in which I answer some questions and make a semi-official announcement.

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Fidelyon: ‘Q’ and ‘R’ with Ethaniel

Ethaniel, the main character in my novel, Fidelyon, has taken it upon himself to introduce you to his world by going through an alphabet of terms and names.

‘Q’ with Ethaniel:

Quotes, of course! At least I’m told that is what they are called. Just random things people have said…

Things like my friend, Drexin’s, reaction whenever my lack of status as an orphan comes up.

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Beyond the Parchment: Part 11

Beyond the Parchment: Part 11

Welcome to the next installment of my serial story, Beyond the Parchment

So far we learned that a dysfunctional portal, invented by a weary writer, May Ann, actually begins to work, bringing characters to our world. And herself into their world.

Anyway, you can check out links for the first ten sections here if you haven’t read them yet. *smirks* Have fun.

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July’s Monthly Challenge

First the winner of last month’s challenge!

fantasy prompt

And the winner is…

*drumroll*

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June Highlights: Trains, Kingdom Pen, and Snow White

My Life

I’d been hoping June would be a ‘get back into a regular routine’ month. *insane laugh* Yeah. Like that happened. I have been getting some writing done. About half the amount I’d like to be doing, but still… It’s not like I’ve not done anything else.

For example, there was that overnight train trip to Pittsburgh.

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