It’s been a struggle. Life. My life. I can’t say that I’ve had it the worst. No, I’m blessed beyond reason. I just mean that God’s been teaching me and guiding me through a lot of stuff lately. Confusing stuff. Hard stuff. Very emotional stuff. I still don’t understand it all, but in the end, my understanding of it isn’t completely necessary for me to get to the other side. I just need to trust God, God’s Word, and God’s way.
One of the things I have been working on for months now (and essentially for many years) is turning The Crossover Alliance – a once-small online community for readers/writers of edgy Christian speculative fiction – into an online publishing company.
When I was first approached by fellow ally Mark Carver with the idea to turn The Crossover Alliance into an actual publishing company, I was extremely hesitant to say the least. I mean, a publishing company? I’m a self-published author who has never seen the bestsellers list. Who am I to start a publishing company? I know most of the ins and outs of publishing. I know formatting, I know cover design, I know proofreading, I know web designy things. But a publishing company? It seems a great thing beyond me.
If you know me, you know that I’ve never really been one to back down from the impossible. I’ve seen a great many things in my life, things that God has done that nobody else thought possible. I’ve walked a narrow road of impossible things and have come to this place where God is calling me to put my hand in for another seemingly insurmountable task.
This task is to start this company, to create a publishing house where those who specialize in edgy Christian speculative fiction can come and network with other authors, promote their books, and call The Crossover Alliance their book’s home. With the collaborative help of four of the greatest guys I could ever ask to work with, I’ve been taking steps to slowly and surely build The Crossover Alliance into an actual business entity. I just learned that my LLC was approved, I’ve secured an EIN #, and I’ve registered as a business through the state of Arizona.
Now it’s time to journey out into the deep waters and see what God wants to do with all of this. Yes, it’s a bit scary wading into something that is far beyond me. But that’s the point of this Christian walk, isn’t it? Isn’t that the point of faith? To go to a place, to pursue something that you know you are not capable of obtaining or handling yourself? God expects us to do so so that He can show up and do what we cannot do. It’s one way He reveals His glory.
The doors (officially) open on July 28th. That is when we will re-release the first volume of our short story anthology. That’s when we’ll start accepting novel/novella submissions. That’s when the next chapter of this incredible journey will begin…