Updated: Oct 25, 2018
Rachel: I am so excited to be part of the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt. For all of you hunters, make sure you HIT UP STOP #1 First and follow through all of the stops and write down the clues so that you can enter to win fabulous prizes (the final stop is STOP #26 )
I am pleased to welcome Morgan Busse: renowned fantasy author whose new book Mark of the Raven is already garnering fantastic reviews:
About the Book: Lady Selene is the heir to the Great House of Ravenwood and the secret family gift of dreamwalking. As she discovers her family's dark secret, Selene is torn between upholding her family's legacy--a legacy that supports her people--or seeking the true reason behind her family's gift. Her dilemma comes to a head when she is tasked with assassinating the one man who can bring peace to the nations, but who will also bring about the downfall of her own house.
About Morgan: Morgan L. Busse is the author of numerous award-winning Christian fantasy and steampunk novels including her latest novel, Mark of the Raven, releasing from Bethany House in 2018. During her spare time she enjoys playing games, taking long walks, and dreaming about her next novel. You can find out more about Morgan at www.morganlbusse.com
Guest post Morgan L. Busse
As a fantasy writer, I’m constantly asked where do I get my ideas. I think it first began when I was a kid growing up in the mountains of Montana. I didn’t see the world around me with ordinary eyes. Instead, I saw the world with my imagination. Everything around me was magical, from the creek that ran back behind our house, to the forests I would hike with my family, to those snowy days when the snowdrifts would be as tall as I was. I was an explorer wherever I went, constantly making up stories about the world around me.
I’ve grown older, but I haven’t changed much. Instead of keeping the stories in my head, I now convey what I see into the stories I write. When most people see a sunset, I see a painting of God every evening. The stars are diamonds in the sky. A thunderstorm is God’s power on display.
Even little things like the weaving of a spiderweb and a bird building her nest amaze me. Or the scent of fall as the leaves crunch beneath my boots. Or the stillness of a winter’s night. The sweet scent of a baby, or the tender purrs from my cat.
When I write, I want to convey the wonder I have of the world around me, and of the God who made it. And that doesn’t just stop at the physical world. Sometimes I ask questions in my stories: Are we monsters? Can anyone be redeemed? What does God’s grace really look like? What if I could walk in dreams? Who are we? And what does it mean to follow God?
I place my characters in situations that could not exist in this world in order to explain the real questions we ask as human beings. And I use the beauty of the real world to convey a fantasy world full of wonder.
Where do I find the inspiration for my stories? It is the fantastical I see every day around me.
How about you? What ‘ordinary’ things do you see as amazing? How does it bring you closer to God, and if you are a writer, how does it influence your writing?
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Mark of the Raven. November 2018
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