Calling All Penslayers!

03 October 2012

I'm pretty picky when it comes to the books I'm willing to read. I don't require that they be written by a Christian author, but I wouldn't enjoy reading a book that opposed everything in which I believe. Something I've noticed over time is the definite line between believers and the world. It often leaves us as readers in a difficult position: either you read a book that's well-written and ignore the iffy content, or you make do with a sappy, I-saw-that-coming-from-a-mile-away read by a Christian author. There are many authors I could name who write nicely, even well — but not with a style that's particularly memorable. Finding someone who pens words that flair like a flame when the wind catches it is not something that happens every day. 

These two ladies are about to change that.

Two years ago, young authors Jenny Freitag and Abigail J. Hartman published their respective novels, The Shadow Things and The Soldier's Cross. I read (and adored) Shadow Things and I'm now in the process of finishing The Soldier's Cross. I wax lyrical recommend both books to nearly everyone with whom I come in contact. So when Jenny emailed me and said that she and Abigail are planning a grand and glorious blog party in celebration of the two-year anniversary, I could hardly contain my excitement.

This event is set to debut on November 1st, and will include giveaways, discussions, writerly fun, questions and answer sessions, Christmas ideas (it's not that far away, friends — can you believe it?), and much more. The best part? You can send out your questions for Jenny ( and Abigail ( anytime between today and the first of November. Time is of the essence, so get your questions sent as soon as possible.

In Little Women, Meg March dolefully titles November the most disagreeable month in the whole year. I happen to hold the opposite opinion. This November in particular has the makings of a rather memorable month, does it not?

2 epistles:

  1. I recall Anne Shirley saying something of that kind, too, and I heartily disagree. November, blog parties and even NaNoWriMo aside, is a beautiful month. Meg March and Anne Shirley obviously don't appreciate cooler weather and the Fall wardrobe, and don't have half their family's birthdays crammed between November 1 and 30. If they did, they would not speak such lies!

  2. I definitely agree, Elizabeth Rose! I am so looking forward for November (NaNoWriMo aside), I am very excited about Abigail and Jenny's blog party and look forward to joining in the fun! I really enjoyed reading your shout-out post as well.

    God bless.


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