I have been researching the 1850s for new stories. I wanted a character who was an unmarried woman, interested in the early women’s right movement, living in Boston and independently wealthy. In our current time period, such a character is very plausible and could gain wealth in different ways. She could inherit, of course, make […]
Author: Elmer Fuller
I’m excited to announce my March newsletter will feature a short story by a fellow American Christian Fiction Writers member, Mary Kay Moody. Mary was a 2023 Finalist in the ACFW Genesis Contest for unpublished writers. I think you will enjoy her story “The Night Visitors.” Offering her story is part of my goal to
A painful realization grips Aksah, fueling her desperation. How can she save her brother? This biblical fiction short story releases in my February newsletter and will only be available to subscribers. If you don’t receive the newsletter, subscribe now so you don’t miss the story. Aksah is a minor character in my novel set in
I’m queuing up another newsletter for readers of historical and biblical fiction. This issue includes: The newsletter is free. Subscribe now! The issue publishes on Thursday at 10 a.m. Central time.
Do you remember climbing your first tree? I climbed a small mimosa tree at my great aunties’ house when I was in early elementary school. I even tried to climb the big pines in their front yard while they watched, but was too small. Climbing a tree can give you a new perspective and a
Last week I drove to St. Louis to attend the American Christian Fiction Writers conference. I had a great time talking to other authors and attending workshops by agents and authors on craft and the business of writing. I was a semi-finalist in the Genesis contest in the historical fiction category, but did not win.
My latest flash fiction, “A Tide of Change” was released today. I’d love to hear your feedback! Please use the comment form below. The Puritans dominated my mental picture of those who colonized America. In researching the story, I discovered three waves of immigration populated the colonies. English gentry and their servants filled one wave.
I was thrilled to be selected as one of seven semi-finalists in the American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Contest. The contest recognizes unpublished authors in several genres. The finalists and winner will be announced in mid-August. I’ll share more details after the winner is announced. (Can’t mention the title, etc., until the contest ends.) I
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My winter newsletter featuring a science fiction short story releases today. Comment below on your thoughts! I’ve mulled a story idea involving the discovery of extra-terrestrial life for some time. So many possibilities exist. Advanced, intelligent aliens are the usual theme. But what about a world with animal life as intelligent are Earth’s critters, but