NaNoWriMo Update

Only 10 months more to the 2012 NaNoWriMo! Get those pencils sharpened…

For those who still use pencils, that is…

Get The Writer’s Foundation at 45% for NaNoWriMo

Every year, writers around the world partake in the annual event of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) to help them hone their writing skills and discipline. It’s 50,000 words in 30 days — quite the challenge!

This year Marcher Lord Press is offering a 40% discount on the The Writer’s Foundation Bundle in honor of NaNoWriMo. Between Oct. 17, 2011 and Nov. 25, 2011 use the code: NANOWRIMO to claim your discount at What better way to enhance your novel and craft your story with excellence than with the tools found in the The Writer’s Foundation?

The Writer’s Foundation Bundle includes:

How To Find Your Story is the writer’s help product being hailed as “Genius” and “Like a brilliant author and editor at your elbow, helping you plan your story”

Character Creation for the Plot-First Novelist is a revolutionary tool that guides novelists to create realistic, three-dimensional characters readers will love

–Bonus: the CharPick minor character generator for your computer, to help you quickly fill in some of those casting blanks. Remember, this offer begins today and runs through Thanksgiving. Just make your purchase at and enter that code, NANOWRIMO, in the “Discount Code” portion of your shopping cart.

And while you’re there, don’t forget to check out the newest MLP titles that just came out in early October.

Press Release from Marcher Lord Press

We here at MLP are very pleased to announce that Marc Schooley, author of The Dark Man, won the 2011 Carol Award (Speculative) from the American Christian Fiction Writers for his second book, Konig’s Fire.

ACFW made the annoucement on Saturday night, Sept. 24, at theACFW conference in September. MLP publisher and founder Jeff Gerke was present along with Marc at the awards ceremony.

“I was so thrilled and gratified to see Marc’s book win. This is Marc’s second book, and it seems like it’s taken awhile for people to begin to ‘get’ how he writes,” Jeff said. “But I think it’s brilliant, and it’s fantastic to see other people recognize this.”

You can watch the recorded video of the awards presentation here.

Last year, the Speculative category had six finalists, and four were MLP titles: Jill’sBy Darkness HidStarfire by Stuart Vaughn StocktonThe Word Reclaimed by Steve Rzasa and Eternity Falls by Kirk Outerbridge. Kirk’s novel took home the prize.  

I also want to congratulate C.S. Lakin and Jim Rubart, the other two finalists in the Visionary category, because they are great people and great writers, and I know their chance will come again,” Jeff said. “We’re all united in this quest to expand the borders of Christian speculative fiction to the place where the map ends, and beyond.”

You can read the interview with C.S. Lakin at Where the Map Ends here and the interview with Jim Rubart here.

You can find all of our titles — in print and also for your reading devices — at Our newest five titles, due to release in October, are available to pre-order — but only until Sept. 30. Until then, you can place your orders at