As part of the Walnut Springs Press Month, Walnut Springs Press will be giving away 4 fantastic novels by Walnut Springs authors, including Angie's novel, Defenders of the Covenant.
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Now keep reading to find out why Angie Lofthouse write LDS science fiction.
About Angie Lofthouse
Why I Write LDS Sci-Fi
by Angie Lofthouse
Things I love: science fiction, aliens, spaceships, fighter jets, epic battles, Native Americans, music, Mormons, the gospel …
Things you will find in my book: science fiction, aliens, spaceships, fighter jets, epic battles, Native Americans, music, Mormons, the gospel …
When I first began writing in earnest—with an eye toward publication—I had a definite goal in mind: write stories that were compelling, exciting, and entertaining, but also clean and uplifting. I love science fiction and fantasy. I also love Mormons and the gospel. When I sat down to write Defenders of the Covenant, I didn't see any reason not to combine them. I wanted to write a fun, action-packed adventure about people who shared my worldview. I wanted characters who acted like normal Mormons, only in science fictional kinds of situations.
There is a lot of sci-fi out there that ignores and even denigrates religion. I wanted to put something out there that acknowledged and celebrated religion, but was still authentic science fiction—the classic kind of science fiction with aliens, ray guns and evil overlords and lots of action.
Simply put, I write the kinds of books that I want to read! My religion is such a part of me. How could I write books without it?
Write what you love, I say! Then readers will love it too.
Walnut Springs Press Book
by Angie Lofthouse
Title: Defenders of the Covenant
Author: Angie Lofthouse
Release Date: March 2012
Publisher: Walnut Springs Press (Facebook | Twitter)
Genre: LDS Science Fiction
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