Monday, April 16, 2007

What is the CSFF Blog Tour?

In short, it’s a conspiracy of professional liars to convince you, the reader, to buy our lies. That, however, isn’t as dubious as it sounds.

Sci-fi and fantasy is a wonderful genre, able to stretch our minds and spirits to a way that few genres do. However, as a Christians, we can have difficulty swallowing the secular works. So it’s natural to turn to the Christian market, right?

The problem is that finding CSFF (Christian science-fiction and fantasy) can be tricky. I personally didn’t even know such stuff even existed until about five years ago. So to help promote Christian sci-fi and fantasy, a group of bloggers who love those genres decided to talk about what’s out there three days a month. For example, this month features Karen Hancock and the final book in her Legends of the Guardian-King, Return of the Guardian-King. A great series, but I’ll be talking more about that in the next two days.

Of course, we bloggers hope to enjoy larger readerships, and the novelists among us hope it translates into more sales.

But what is in it for you? A few amusing interviews, some book giveaways, and lots of information on the CSFF on the market and whether it’s worth your money—all for free.

Now what can be better than free?

Feet on the ground, head in the clouds,
Chawna Schroeder

Check out some the other CSFF bloggers this month and leave a comment, especially on the blog of this month’s feature author, Karen Hancock:

Karen Hancock
Nissa Annakindt
Wayne Thomas Batson
Jim Black
Jackie Castle
Valerie Comer
Karri Compton
Frank Creed
CSFF Blog Tour
Gene Curtis
D. G. D. Davidson
Chris Deanne
Janey DeMeo
April Erwin
Kameron M. Franklin
Linda Gilmore
Beth Goddard
Marcus Goodyear
Andrea Graham
Katie Hart
Sherrie Hibbs
Sharon Hinck
Christopher Hopper
Heather R. Hunt
Becca Johnson
Jason Joyner
Tina Kulesa
Lost Genre Guild
Kevin Lucia
The Bookshelf Reviews 2.0 - The Compendium
Rachel Marks
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Shannon McNear
Caleb Newell
Eve Nielsen
John W. Otte
Robin Parrish
Cheryl Russel
Hanna Sandvig
Mirtika Schultz
James Somers
Tsaba House Authors
Steve Trower
Speculative Faith
Daniel I. Weaver
Dawn King
Rebecca Grabill
Jill Hart


Sharon Hinck said...

Chawna, I love your description of the blog tour.

I was recently in a group where everyone introduced themselves with the kind of writing they do (newspaper journalism, nonfiction self-help, short-stories, memoir) and I said, "I'm completely fictional."

I MEANT my genre...not my existence. LOL! But I guess that wasn't much different than saying I'm a professional liar!

Becky said...

Hey, Chawna,

Great start to the tour. Thanks for jumping right in. I'm looking forward to what else you'll have to say.


chrisd said...

Hi there-welcome to the tour. It's great to see what others are saying too.

I was told by someone very dear to me that they never read fiction because it's all lies.

That makes me a liar, too and loving it. Hmmmm...