I’m pleased to welcome two special guests to The Author’s Tent today: R.J. Anderson and Saundra Mitchell! Rebecca’s latest book, WAYFARER, was released just yesterday, and Saundra’s debut novel, SHADOWED SUMMER, came out in paperback on June 8th. Here are their book covers. Aren’t they beautiful?
I first met these talented authors via LiveJournal. (You may recognize their user names: rj_anderson and anywherebeyond.) Our worldviews may occasionally differ, but we’ve found common ground within this community. We don’t write in the same genre — they write YA fantasy; I write nonfiction for grown-ups. Still, there’s lots of overlap in the themes we explore, and that has a spillover effect in what we choose to blog about. (Witness: this recent example.)
Brilliant thinkers, these two, but very friendly and down-to-earth. So when Saundra announced the start of her summer blog tour, I invited her to join me in The Author’s Tent, and I asked R.J. (Rebecca) to stop by, as well. Would you be willing to talk about something esoteric? I asked. Say, for instance, the intersection of Faith and Fantasy? Lucky for us, they said yes! So without further delay, please allow them to share with you their thoughts about the ways in which faith and spirituality inform their worldviews and their writing. Because this is an interactive forum, I’m hoping you’ll chime in, as well!