Suzanne and I are setting up Castle Gate Press, and we’re excited about seeing our vision come to life. The castle gate has opened, and we’re eagerly walking through. This website and blog are the first of many steps towards the creation of a new publishing house. We are working our way through each step and plan to have Castle Gate Press open for business on January 1, 2014.
You might ask why the world needs another small press and what need we could possibly see that hasn’t already been met. Very valid questions. Both of us write Christian fiction with a touch of the fantastic. Our stories take place in the here and now (or close to it) but have a twist of speculative fiction–the type of stories that don’t quite fit into the the nice, neat categories most traditional Christian publishers offer. We know there are plenty of other authors out there in the same pickle.
A couple of years ago, both of us felt the desire to create a publishing house which would seek out this type of story, but the timing wasn’t right. Since then we’ve had children graduate and time freed from homeschooling, and recently this vision has again filled our hearts. Events have worked out that have offered opportunities to discuss the details and make an announcement regarding Castle Gate at the Realm Makers writing conference in early August. Both of us feel that the timing is right, so we have begun moving forward. The creation of this website and blog are just some of the first steps in creating Castle Gate Press.
Stay tuned for more information!