A NOVEL IDEA
Eight Fantasy Authors. Six West Coast Cities. One Faith
DALLAS, TX, June 5, 2008 — “West coast or bust!” is the rallying cry of eight Christian fantasy fiction authors—representing eight separate publishing houses—on a fun-filled grass roots mission to spread good news about the fast-growing genre now blazing hot once again with the ongoing releases of the Narnia movies. This fall, the “Motiv8 Fantasy Fiction Tour” has set its course due west to visit hundreds of fans at scheduled book-signings, school and church programs, humanitarian outreaches, and a book fair, October 4-11. For information, visit www.fantasyfictiontour.com.
More Authors, More Heart in 2008
The popular adage “the more, the merrier” best explains the Fantasy Fiction Tour’s decision to double its membership to eight authors in 2008. Two women and six men wearing medieval cloaks and armed with swords of steel—and truth—comprise the eclectic band of faith-based storytellers. Though from different publishers and parts of the U.S, the authors are bound by their love for God and the fictional worlds, characters, and themes they have created in 37 ground-breaking novels.
Also new is the sojourner’s partnership with Character 4 Kids, a charitable outreach to place good books with moral character and values into the hands of needy kids in hospitals and after-school programs.
On a shoe-string budget and a prayer, in 2007 the first-ever Christian Fantasy Fiction Tour, known as the Fantasy 4 Fiction Tour, successfully launched with four authors caravanning to events in 15 cities throughout the eastern U.S. The unprecedented initiative drew the attention of fans, industry peers, and mainstream media who conjectured, “Could the next Harry Potter be a devout Christian?”
While interest in other literary genres has declined over the last several years, Christian book sales have steadily grown at a rate of about 30 percent with annual revenues reaching $2.4 billion.
Meet the Authors
The “Motiv8 Fantasy Fiction Tour” will feature the following authors, founding and first-time respectively:
The 2007 Fantasy 4 Fiction Tour was covered in the Washington Post, Fox News, Christian Retailing magazine, Beliefnet.com, Publisher’s Weekly magazine, and The Associated Press’ Everything Sacred broadcast, among other media outlets.
For more information about the Motiv8 Fantasy Fiction Tour authors, scheduled events, book titles and blogs, please visit www.fantasyfictiontour.com.