I first had the desire to be a published author in 2012. Instead of letting go, the desire grew. I received the title for my first book by asking God what it might be. I received an instant answer in my spirit, something that doesn’t happen often. That title was The Maker and His Bride. […]
Elaine Bonner Powell and I were best friends from the age of 15, so it’s no surprise that we liked to travel together. More surprising, maybe, is that we wrote novels together based on our travels. The idea for our Maggie Valley series came after we spent a week in a cabin in Maggie Valley, […]
It took me nine years to write, revise, edit again, and rewrite my debut novel, The Pendant’s Promise, a story set in the Vietnam era. As I held that first printed edition in my hands, I thought I’d finished. One year after publication, a reader sent me an email wanting to know more about how […]
Alice’s Notions is the story I always wanted to write. The 1940s was such an interesting period of time to write about. This generation was called “the greatest generation” for good reason. This was the generation, forged in the trials of the Great Depression, who put their lives on hold and sacrificed everything to fight […]
We’ve had a number of authors approach us about republishing their books, after the original publisher gave them the rights back. So we created Keeping Press, an imprint of Castle Gate Press, to publish quality ebooks written by Christians in any genre. Our first Keeping Press ebooks are available now! Check them out here.
Castle Gate Press has a new imprint, Keeping Press, for reprinting quality ebooks written by Christians in any genre. Richard’s Key and Roy’s Sandman are a two-book series by Sandi Huddleston-Edwards, a North Carolina author. These are historical novels with a memoir flavor that sold well as print books when they were originally published by a […]
My publisher wanted some stories set in the National Parks across the US. So, I started doing some research. Finally, I zeroed on the Great Smoky Mountain Park. Next, I needed to figure out who my heroes would be. I then settled for a medically discharged US Marine. I wanted him to be a park […]
So you have a great idea for a book. You’ve done some character sketches. You know where the story is going. The only thing that’s left, apart from the writing, is to decide where to set your book. Your hometown? No, too many people know you there. That little town where you went on vacation […]
We are so proud. Our book Cruel Messenger by Timothy W. Ayers just won a major award, the Selah Award for speculative fiction from the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers’ Conference. The same book is also up as finalist for the Realm Award, recognizing the most excellent speculative fiction books written by Christian authors, and for the Excellence […]
Keeping Press is Castle Gate Press’s imprint for ebooks only. We expect to republish books that have already been published by someone else. Stay tuned!