Welcome to day five of the The Grim Alliance blog tour! Big thanks for everyone who’s joined thus far–don’t forget to check out the other posts, if you haven’t already.

Today is a short post: a word of encouragement. The Infidel Books are very moving to write. They drain me. They fill me up. They make me cry. They make me retreat into a lonely place. They challenge me to push past that place. They encourage me to be bold.

Today, I wanna challenge you.

I challenge you to be bold.

I challenge you to take a moment… and fill yourself up with Jesus.

It can be so easy to fill ourselves up with things of this world. Writing a dystopian is difficult because some “problems” become minuscule–you know those annoying love triangles in YA dystopian? Yeah, they’re annoying because there is more important things going on than lust.

Writing dystopian helped me picture the big picture a whole lot clearer. I face a lot of trials every day. But instead of pushing them aside, writing The Infidel Books has helped teach me how to process those trials.

It isn’t easy. I’m still learning. But whenever I feel myself trying to fill those gaps inside with things of this world, I think of The Infidel Books. I think of how worthless everything I obsess over truly is.

Make a list of things that are troubling you right now. No matter how “stupid” it is, write it down.

Now, breathe in. Look at it. And remind yourself that God 1) is in control 2) loves you more than anyone or anything else possibly could 3) knows how to be God. He does care about the things on the list, most likely, because He cares about you.

I challenge you to make this list and to keep it. I challenge you to constantly remind yourself today that God loves you more than anything or anyone else could love you. I challenge you to remember that God is right there beside you, no matter what happens today.

Rene’ Fisher, from The Infidel Books, made a list and carried it with her. She lives in dystopia USA. Some of her problems weren’t life or death. But problems and trials, they still add up. My own characters motivate me to push closer to God, even when my issues seem small. I hope this post encourages you to do the same. ♥



The Second Civil War storms through the crippled US and winter brings nothing but disaster. West Johnston has earned his mafia father’s trust while searching for hidden answers: why are the UN leaders being assassinated, and why can’t the killers be found? If West can’t stop the Union from attacking D.C. in their last attempt to win the war, how can he stop his father?

Springtown remains one of the few townships left standing amid the tyrannical rule. Another group of gangsters prepare the town for winter. Rene’ Fisher is torn between fearing for her boyfriend Simon’s life and the upheaval taking place in Springtown. Can her father keep the town at peace? Will God have mercy on the allegiance the town must form with an unlikely candidate in order to survive, or will Rene’s home burn like the rest of the world?

Told in multiple bold, abrasive narratives, THE GRIM ALLIANCE steps into a war-ridden nation where bleeding for what you believe is the only option for those determined to win. But with faith, can even the bloodiest hands be made clean?




July 28th, Tuesday

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US shipping only. If an international winner is drawn, they will receive an ebook only.

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  1. Emily says:

    These posts are so cool and it’s really neat to see an author doing a blog tour. It’s been really inspiring for my own writing. Keep up the amazing work!


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