Generation Rising: Homeschooled Authors
was launched in the spring of 2017.
The ten original members, all writer friends in the Arizona area, first pulled together in an effort to have a book table at the Arizona Families for Home Education convention that year, and had a marvelous time offering a variety of independently published works!
We plan to be there again July 13-14, 2018 with even more books written by our author team!
As Christians our number one goal is to glorify God in everything. This means that even the books we read, the things we write, and the ideas we put into our readers’ hands must be consistent with that goal. We believe that words have power, and we want to use them in ways that please God and are edifying and uplifting for young people to read.
We are the next generation of authors. It is our job to rise to the challenge and write good books for the glory of Christ the King!
We know the feeling. Always searching for a new book to read, a GOOD book to read. The kind of book you can read without removing certain pages, using white-out, or skimming over the bad/embarrassing/language parts. The kind of book the whole family could enjoy as a read aloud, or that you would feel comfortable handing to a twelve year old.
We all know that feeling. We have been on that never ending search. Fact is, there is a desert wasteland-- a sad, gaping donut hole-- labeled “clean fiction”. We have come to agree with what C.S. Lewis said, “If they won't write the kind of books we like to read we shall have to write them ourselves.” And so we are doing just that. We have risen to the challenge and are providing clean, God honoring books to the world.
We are all just ordinary people with a passion for Christ that drives us to be so much more than we could ever be on our own. It is only by His helping hand and the encouragement of our families, friends, and each other that mere ideas now sit in our hands as books. Gorgeous, thick books too! Our writing skills may not be amazing yet, but we are always learning and improving, working towards excellence.
We pray that our books will encourage you to draw closer to God, and hope that you will enjoy each unique story that waits between the covers.
Kate Willis has been homeschooled her whole life in a loving family that values the Gospel of Jesus Christ, creativity, and thoughtful conversations. She is inspired by red shoes, a good story, little children, and chai tea. It is her desire to serve God in the home having a family of her own in the future. She is the author of The Treasure Hunt, The Twin Arrows, and a short story Enjoy the Poodle Skirt.
Justus Platt is a home-school graduate and a passionate writer of historical literature. He hopes to obtain a degree in writing, which he desires to use for crafting God-glorifying, exciting books for young men. A book critic, amateur theologian, and trombonist, he and his family live in his native Arizona. The Quest of Faith Trilogy is his debut plunge into literature.
See his book, His Father’s Command
Tanner is a passionate Creation Scientist (unofficially, but still a scientist) and that love of science leads him to write sci-fi that gives glory to the Creator. Whether it’s writing stories about superheroes, time travel, or good old space adventures, you can be sure God will get the glory. With that said, Tanner is a major dinosaur enthusiast… and a bit of a goof. Somewhere in his writings you will find a dinosaur or some other absurdity.
Follow Tanner’s blog
See his book, The Blue Blur: A Mission Given
Maggie is a home-schooled girl with a large imagination and a love to write. Most importantly she a child of the King of kings, Whom she long to glorify always. She loves books, stars, rainstorms, mud fights, ice-cream, WWII stories, Christmas, and people. She loves to write, go camping, sing, and be with friends. Maggie and her family of 9 love their Christ centered church very much. She couldn’t be more thankful for her wonderful life and the ones in it.
Paul Willis is an average guy seeking to glorify God. He is a homeschool graduate and happy about it. He will always be learning the crafts of writing and independent publishing. He is picky about what he writes—it must be comedic or meaningful, and above all, it must be clean.
Julia Hubler lives in the Phoenix, Arizona area on 2.5 acres, with HOT summers, lots of cacti and amazing sunsets! She’s a homeschool graduate living with her family and serving her King, Jesus Christ first and foremost.
See her book, The Holistic Homestead
Christianna is a Christian girl who loves to snuggle up with her six littles to read meaningful stories that give real life examples of how to live God’s sacred Word. She also likes to spend time with her dogs and in the kitchen, when she isn’t gardening or writing. She lives in her native sunny AZ with all the wonderful family God has given her.