1. Could the author point me to somewhere where he’s written something on the bible for instance. Or some other actually Christian topic? I have spent maybe 15 minutes clicking around and can’t seem to find anything.

    • Mark Carver says:

      I am not a theologian so I don’t believe I’ve written anything on a specific Biblical topic, but my bokks have been written from what I hope is a clear Biblical perspective. I’ve also written a couple of articles for Speculative Faith that can be found by searching for my name in the search bar at the top of the page. I and everyone involved with The Crossover Alliance affirm the doctrines outlined in the mission statement on our website. I hope this helps.

  2. dmdutcher says:

    I wish them the best of luck. I think it’s a good move. David did well in forming a community and he’ll be good in the publisher role. I feel a little bad in not keeping up with the CA, but it’s good to hear its growing stronger with each new incarnation.

  3. Lisa says:

    I think this a great idea. I, for one, will be looking forward to what Crossover Alliance has to offer. I think the Christian fiction “box” is way to narrow. I mean, seriously, just HOW many stories about the Amish can there possibly be? Is there nothing else to write about?

    I’m really encouraged that there are publishers out there who are willing to take on the speculative fiction market, including grittier tales. Gives me hope that my novel may actually get published. Not that it is really violent or dark but there are parts that might be too intense for some. Anyhow good for you and I wish you all the best in this endeavour!


    • Mark Carver says:

      We want to cast a wide net and attract a diverse array of readers and writers. Putting out Biblically-solid stories is our primary goal, but we won’t let “intense” themes or content become a roadblock. Stay tuned for our submission dates!

  4. As Mark knows, my first response to this news can be summarized like this:

    I’d love to see an example (in context, if possible) of a Gritty Novel scene/page/chapter that illustrates the concept of having theoretically no limits on Bad Words, sex descriptions, etc., while not glorifying these but pointing toward biblical truth instead. I believe this is possible to do, especially in fiction that invites you to be a partner in the storytelling. (Whereas on TV you have to get actual people naked and writhing, etc.) But seeing is believing!

    • Mark Carver says:

      Well, as luck would have it, a few titles do come to mind… *does Dr. Evil pinky-to-mouth move*
      In all seriousness, the first Crossover Alliance short story anthology is a great examole of the types of stories we’re looking to release. Extreme violence, language, horror, but all contained Biblically-based messages. Some are more overt than others but the spiritual elements are clear.

  5. I just wanted to pop in here and thank all of you for checking out our campaign and our company. Some of you know me, some of you don’t. DM was involved in The Crossover Alliance since Day 1, and he knows how far the Alliance has come since it started as an online community a few years back. I had no idea back then that it would eventually turn into an actual publishing company, but there is a serious need and desire for edgy Christian speculative fiction, and current Christian and secular publishing companies aren’t doing much to bring it to market.

    I know some of you are looking for examples of this specific type of fiction, and (like Mark suggested) I would point you to the anthology we put out last year for a great ‘sampler’ of what type of fiction The Crossover Alliance will be publishing. You can find it free on Amazon right now (http://www.amazon.com/Crossover-Alliance-Anthology-1-ebook/dp/B00NTJU3F6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1429039033&sr=8-1&keywords=the+crossover+alliance+anthology) but once the company officially launches next month, it will be taken down temporarily and relaunched under the company label.

  6. Miriam says:

    Just to let you know, your core values and rating pages are hard to find on the mobile version of your website. Maybe consider adding them to your main menu?

    That said, I am impressed by the endeavour, and your video and rating system. All the best!



    • Thanks for your feedback, Miriam.

      (However, I’m not sure what you mean by videos.)

      The mobile version of the site is a temporary placeholder. Before long the site will look like the desktop version and will have all options available.

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