CSFF Blog Tour: Marcher Lord Press

Elizabeth Goddard Uncategorized 10 Comments

Hi everyone! I haven’t blogged in a while because life has become even more chaotic than I thought possible, and I’m even considering the possibility of discontinuing this blog, or at least rethinking how it’s done. But I had to jump on this month’s blog tour of MLP.

I’m probably the only one in all of the CSFF blog tour that hasn’t met Jeff Gerke. I’ve emailed with him, but I’ve never had the chance to meet him until the ACFW Conference this weekend. I’ve heard wonderful things about him, but I was still surprised at how friendly he is!

He knows how to listen.

I had planned to buy MLP books thus supporting this venture anyway, but after meeting him in person I’m even more jazzed about the whole thing. I sat in a couple of his workshops and wasn’t disappointed. I came away feeling encouraged about the future of this market. It seems appropriate that science fiction and fantasy should take a leading step into the future of book publishing with print on demand and ebooks, etc.

With Jeff at the helm of MLP, I know I’ll enjoy all the books he publishes. I wish I had thought to get a photo with him at the conference!

I have eagerly signed up for a chance to win prizes on launch day, but I would sign up regardless. Jeff has done a bang up job at promoting this and I believe it benefits all of us to join him to assure its success!

On a side note I thank Jeff for jumping in at the editor’s panel at the conference to offer an explanation of speculative fiction. I wonder why Jeff wasn’t on that panel? Fortunately, Dave Lambert of Howard came to Jeff’s aid and brought balance to the Force. Both Sharon Hinck and I (I was sitting next to her) released a sigh of relief.

Make sure to visit the other participants in the blog tour (and maybe add my name to the list)!

Brandon Barr

Justin Boyer

Keanan Brand

Kathy Brasby

Jackie Castle

Valerie Comer

Karri Compton


CSFF Blog Tour

Stacey Dale

D. G. D. Davidson

Janey DeMeo

Jeff Draper

April Erwin

Karina Fabian

Kameron M. Franklin

Andrea Graham

Todd Michael Greene

Katie Hart

Timothy Hicks

Joleen Howell

Jason Joyner


Tina Kulesa

Mike Lynch

Terri Main


Rachel Marks (not on the original list)

Shannon McNear


John W. Otte

Steve Rice

Ashley Rutherford

Hanna Sandvig

Mirtika or Mir’s Here

Greg Slade

James Somers

Steve Trower

Speculative Faith

Jason Waguespac

Laura Williams

Timothy Wise

Comments 10


    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. Like you, I’ve been considering ceasing the blog–or, at the very least, putting it on extended hiatus. However, there’s something that brings me back.

    I haven’t been to a writers conference in a while, and never to a Christian conference, and am looking forward to the day when I get to mingle with writers once again. This can be a solitary business.

  2. Ronie Kendig

    Hey, Beth! I thought I’d answer why Jeff wasn’t on the panel…at least, the little that I know as part of the conference planning committee. Jeff attended and was compensated as a FACULTY (teacher) member, not as an editor. The committee doesn’t have control over that, but since he taught classes, I know that’s part of why. You’ll also notice there were several editors who weren’t on the panel. We had over twenty editors–and there just weren’t enough tables or time to host that many.

    Like you, it was wonderful to finally get to meet Jeff. He’s such a nice guy. I teased him about his hair cut but told him that he was still recognizable with those eyes! LOL

    So great to see you again this year, my friend! Keep in touch, Ms. Busy Author. 😀

  3. John

    I think I was one who leapt to my feet and cheered. It’s funny, Jeff was puzzled by the fact that he wasn’t on the panel either (thanks, Ronie, for explaining that!), and we were joking that he should storm the tables and claim them in the name of speculative fiction. Glad he actually did it! 🙂

  4. Fantasythyme

    Beth, thanks for visiting Fantasythyme. Now I really wish I could have attended the ACFW conference this year. I didn’t know Jeff was teaching. I’ve e-mailed him, but never met him in person.


  5. Greg

    Oh, don’t worry, Valerie: I haven’t met Jeff, either. We’ve just exchanged E-mails a few times over the years. I wouldn’t mind visiting his church in Colorado Springs, though: Donita K. Paul goes there, too. How cool would that be?

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