My inner novelist remains within, at this point, but just the other day I overheard a great testament that many of us are born to weave fiction! My seven-year old was skyping with her six-year old cousin, and my niece was telling mighty tales, fraught with intricacies. Ladies and gentlemen, there are Lutheran novelists among us. But, when they’ve grown up and actually written their novels, how can we find them? Are they hidden away in a sea of different publishers and Amazon? No longer! I am pleased to present you with . . .
A new page on my site titled “Lutheran Authors.”
My first installment of that project is a list of living Lutheran novelists. Were you afraid that Lutheran fiction ended with Bo Giertz’s Hammer of God? That there simply aren’t Lutheran fiction writers today? They are out there, and they are finding work and audiences. I bet there are even more and we just haven’t discovered them yet!
What I’m hoping is that people will be able to google “Lutheran novel” or “Lutheran novelist” and find the page to be a handy list, linked to Amazon or personal webpages. Just bookmark it and check in whenever there’s another chance for you to delve into a new book or to check out a new-to-you author. Maybe this can even make gift-giving occasions easier for you.
Use the list to read like-minded people. Use the list to explore different writing styles and the wide spectrum of plot and character potential! Use it as a short cut to remember that there is a market for Lutheran fiction and there are others out there, fulfilling their dreams to be writers.
I’ll need to rely on you to help me keep this list current, so let me know if you hear any novel news! I, for one, just heard from the novelist himself that Fred Baue is about to debut a project in June or July! Woo hoo!
It’s a good time to be a Lutheran reader, a Lutheran writer, or just a plain, saved-by-Jesus, loving-the-Means person!