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When I was young, I never needed anyone… Just kidding, this isn’t a tribute to Celine Dion. Happy Friday, Seekers! Today, we’re taking you all the way back to when J and K were wee folk with a burgeoning love of reading. Read on to learn which books and series kindled our imaginations and inspired us to write stories of our own. J A magical wardrobe. Dufflepuds. Talking beavers. Have you guessed which series these are all from? The Chronicles of Narnia remains among my favorite reads of all time. I fell in love with the series as a child and read the books overRead More →

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Greetings, Seekers! For those of you who may be newer to our blog, Jonathan and Kristina go by J & K for short. Today, I (J) put fingers to keys to describe my feelings about LGBT+ voices being declared ‘underrepresented’ by the writing and publishing community. K and I have encountered this categorization untold times in our quest toward finding an agent/publisher, and it’s prompted fruitful conversation. Without further ado… Let’s get one critical element out of the way: I identify as a gay male. My coming out experience was, well, an experience. I know the sting of rejection by family and friends and whatRead More →

Writing is a deeply personal endeavor. Authors bring much of themselves to their work, and J and K are no different. Equally personal is a reader’s experience of a story. Everyone leaves with something different. Today, J & K talk about what they hope readers of Trials of the Innermost will take from the story. J My favorite stories spirit me away to places where impossibilities become realities, to realms where my imagination grazes on fields of dreams. And yet, beneath the glittering landscape lies a shining nugget of realization that but awaits my discovery. When I find it, I know myself better. And inRead More →