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 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.
Website Designer and Tech Help, Author of Crossroads
Paul Willis is the author of Crossroads and a homeschool graduate who enjoys helping others with 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. Paul was an original founding member of Generation Rising and designed our website, banner, business cards, etc. and continues to play a huge role in the team.
Convention Coordinator 2018
Malachi Cyr is an aspiring author with two NaNoWriMo wins under his belt and two novels we hope to add to Generation Rising soon! Our authors have dubbed him the official writer encourager. He helps on the team with newsletters and website content and this year volunteered to be coordinator for our book table at the 2018 AFHE Convention.
Sales Rep, Convention Coordinator 2017
Elijah Hubler was one of the founders in the core group who began Generation Rising and coordinator for our first year at AFHE Convention in 2017. We hope to welcome him as one of the authors someday with his novel “The Fernandina”! Elijah serves the team in many ways including writing newsletters and consultation for the booth coordinator this year.
Sales Rep, Publicist
Anna Willis is a chocolate enthusiast and collector of real-life stories. When not writing her novel and short stories, she works on promoting the authors’ websites and books, upkeeping the Generation Rising website and pinterest board, and designing our monthly newsletter. Anna looks forward to joining as a published author someday but until then she enjoys serving as publicist and sales representative.