Get a Glimpse of Lorehaven’s Summer 2019 Issue, Which Arrives Next Month

Coming in Lorehaven’s next issue: novelist Shawn Smucker with “Light from Distant Stars,” plus 12 more book reviews.
on Jun 11, 2019 · 1 comment

My battle for survival in May 2019 is over. The battle to release the next issue of—

Oh, nah, it’s not a battle. Not really, not to finish Lorehaven magazine‘s sixth issue. Not with so many fantastic folks exploring, advertising, and sharing stories for review in this free-to-subscribe publication.

We’re still in the editing process. But I can reveal some of what Lorehaven magazine‘s summer issue will showcase:

Cover author

We interview novelist Shawn Smucker. He wrote the award-winning The Day the Angels Fell and The Edge of Over There. Such fantastic themes. I really enjoyed our conversation.

Featured review

Smucker’s newest novel, Light from Distant Stars. This book is a bit different from the Christian-made fantasy you might expect. It’s a late-coming-of-age, suspense story with a murder mystery, magical realism, and lots of family conflict.

Sponsored review

Don’t look now, but we might also have one other feature-length sponsored review–name and author to be announced.

Book reviews

Once more, we found the best in new, Christian-made, excellently written fantastical novels.

(“Review mine!” cry the authors among us. Sure, we’ll consider it; just share your story here. Even better, sponsor a print or online advertisement! We’re taking this magazine into new frontiers for Christian fantasy creators.)

Fanservants articles

Paeter Frandsen explores how God’s “creative writers,” who wrote the biblical book of Psalms, help give fans divine instruction and inspiration.

Marian Jacobs shares several great ways that parents can graciously guard against sexual content that slinks in the pages of some young-adult novels.

More potential voice(s) for the Fanservants section to be announced . . .

Lorehaven beyond

We’re preparing to showcase the magazine, including all six issues to date, at next month’s Realm Makers conference.

Please pray for an improved chance for Christian fantasy book clubs, growing from the Lorehaven Book Clubs online group into reality (at least in Austin, Texas!).

Next year’s conferences will be even more interesting. After all, we’ll have not only magazines but a whole book to offer, come spring. Just today I learned the (very potential) release date for my upcoming book (with two coauthors). Watch this space for updates.

Further up and further in!


E. Stephen Burnett explores fantastical stories for God’s glory as publisher of and its weekly Fantastical Truth podcast. He coauthored The Pop Culture Parent and creates other resources for fans and families, serving with his wife, Lacy, in their central Texas church. Stephen's first novel, a science-fiction adventure, launches in 2025 from Enclave Publishing.
  1. Smucker’s book sounds sweet. I LoVelOvELOVE magical realism. I sorely miss Billy Coffey’s books because he was one of the only authors in Christian fiction who did it well (that I knew of), though he always had slow pacing and I prefer faster paced stories.

What do you think?