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Lorehaven Launch: Enter the Editor

Lorehaven issue 1 launches this spring. Get to know our crew, including editor Elijah David.
| Mar 13, 2018 | 1 comment |

Lorehaven magazine releases in a matter of weeks.

We review the best Christian-made fantastical novels—and help you find truth in fantastic stories, with cover stories, articles, Roundtable discussions, and beyond.

This free magazine will release first to email subscribers. Sign up and read it early.

Meanwhile, we’re announcing the crew behind this particular launch, starting with:

Next up is a longtime friend and fantastical ally of mine. He goes back to the NarniaWeb online forum, where I first knew him as “Shastastwin.” Now I’m blessed to have his faith-fantasy-and-editing skills in service to the upcoming Lorehaven launch.

Elijah David

Name, role, and crew

Elijah David is editor of Lorehaven magazine.

Elijah and his wife, Jeana, have been married for almost 7 years. They have one active toddler who loves his cat, and a calico cat who tolerates her toddler.

Personal log

Elijah loves listening to new music, exploring stories in almost any medium, and creating (whether it be written, visual, dramatic, or needlework art). As an ambivert (sitting quite literally on the border between introvert and extrovert), he craves solitude and fellowship in fairly equal measure, and there’s nothing that satisfies his fellowship craving more than having people over to his house for dinner and games.


Elijah came to Christ at a very young age. He was raised in a church that, while Southern Baptist, had a formerly Pentecostal pastor. (They often joked that they were “Southern Bapticostal.”) In college, he met Jeana through their local church and the Baptist Campus Ministry. Nowadays, they worship and serve at White Oak Baptist Church a short way from home.

New worlds

Elijah loves just about anything fantastic in nature, along with a good mystery. He doesn’t mind horror as long as it’s hopeful rather than bleak. He is a fan of more franchises than he can count, but some of the big ones are Harry Potter, Star Wars, Star Trek, Marvel and DC comics (mostly the animated and film versions), the Dresden Files, Once Upon a Time, and anything Arthurian legend-related.

Albion Academy, Elijah DavidHe writes a broad mix of fantasy subgenres, but his published stories are Albion Academy (the first of four books in a modern Arthurian-related series with plenty of other myths thrown in) and the John Valley short stories (magical realism/low fantasy stories set in the South). He draws and paints whatever comes to mind and is currently working on a drawing series of 100 mythical figures.

Home base

Elijah blogs at ElijahDavidAuthor.blogspot.com about the books he’s reading and writing, the visual art he creates, and anything else that begs to be blogged. He can be found on Facebook, at Goodreads, and on Pinterest.

Next week—enter the review chief, Austin Gunderson.

E. Stephen Burnett is coauthor (with Ted Turnau and Jared Moore) of The Pop Culture Parent: Helping Kids Engage Their World for Christ, which will release in spring 2020 from New Growth Press. He also explores biblical truth and fantastic stories as editor in chief of Lorehaven Magazine and writer at Speculative Faith. He has also written for Christianity Today and Christ and Pop Culture. He and his wife, Lacy, live in the Austin area and serve as members of Southern Hills Baptist Church.

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Keith Carnley
Keith Carnley

Looking forward to it.