Thursday, May 29, 2014

Contest results

Sorry I'm late, I had a doctors appointment yesterday and was unable to write up the results. Or at least that's the excuse I'm using. =P Anyway, please forgive me and without further adue the winner of To Birmingham Castle By Alicia A. Willis is.....


Deborah O'Carroll!! Congratulations Deborah!!! Your book will arrive shortly!

The bell rang cold over the cobbled streets of the town, striking the midnight hour. 

Second place goes to... Katie Erickson!!

"Land ahead," I cried using my voice to its full potential, grinning at the rough horizon in the distance

Third place goes to.... JMJ!

Pretending was difficult, but Elizabeth knew that she had to stay calm if she wanted to survive the war. 

I'm sorry this post was so late. Thank you all for your wonderful entry's!
-Ysa and Mikayla-

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Interveiw with Alicia Willis

Hello Alicia and welcome to Future Homeschool Authors!
Thank you!

First could you tell us a bit about yourself? 
I am a born-again Christian, homeschool graduate, and musician, besides being an author. When I am not writing, I enjoy crafting, card-making, crocheting, and spending time with my Teacup Schnauzer and siblings. I am also a coffee connesiuer and enjoy frothing milk and brewing coffee in my French Press!

Whats your favorite book? 
The Bible. Next, I love Prisoners of the Sea, Pearl Maiden, Sir Knight of the Splendid Way, and many, many more!

Who's your favorite Author?
Florence Kingsley. 

If you could meet one person who would it be? 
Russell Boulter, Kirk Cameron, Ray Comfort, or John Yates. I couldn't pick! 

Can you tell us anything about the book your working on right now?
I am working on the third installment in The Comrades of Honor Series. Entitled Rising to the Challenge, it deals with perseverance and unconditional love in a setting of medieval knights, squires, castles, treachery, and trials. Will Sir Kenneth and Squire Brion ever get over their misunderstandings and learn to trust each other? Will the treachery of Lantenac Castle be resolved? And will Sir Kenneth be forced to watch his lady-love wed another?

What was the best part of writing (The Book you want to be featured)?
I love writing about squires and the relationship they had with their knights. Although their positions were not always easy, the mentoring and friendship between them is definitely a rewarding topic to cover.

How did you begin writing? 
I think I was born writing! :) I got really serious about it, however, when I was eleven.

What inspired you to begin writing? 
My medieval series was inspired by the desire to create family friendly literature about the Middle Ages that didn't contain unhistorical elements of sorcery, fantasy, or witchcraft. 
What is your favorite genera? 

Do you do any research for you books? If you do what are your main sources? 
I generally research the history for my books for years before the book is published. I use the internet, library, and speaking to professional historians for my sources. 

What do you like most about writing? 
I like the lessons God teaches me, the friendship I develop with my characters, and the understanding of human nature I gain along the way. 

Any final thoughts? 
Thank you for having me! I'd love it if any of you followed me blog {} my Goodreads page { my Facebook Page {}

Thank you so much Alicia!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Contest: To Birmingham Castle

This month, I am very proud to be giving away a copy of To Birmingham Castle By Alicia A. Willis! 


The time is the Middle Ages, a time of clashing arms, valiant knights, and intriguing castles. Join Robert Fitz Hasseltine, a young nobleman of unchallenged character and the heir to his uncle's vast earldom. Valiant, yet merciful, Robert's steadfast determination to aid the weak brings him face to face with several individuals who urgently need his protective care--individuals who must throw themselves upon his compassion and rely on his strength to overcome their pasts and lead successful lives.

Yet the days are volatile, and danger lurks on the horizon. There are dangerous enemies who hate Robert's steadfast character and ever-present mercy--enemies who would do anything to vanquish his compassion and shower their malice upon his cause. A thrilling adventure commences, coupling victory, peril, friendship, and rivalry. During his eventful journey from squire to knight to earl, Robert's courage is strongly tested and his strength challenged. Will he be able to overcome the enemies that beset him and proclaim himself the undisputed lord of his shire? And, above all, will he abide true to his resolve and prove to be a kind, considerate master?

Join Robert and his steadfast friends, Brandon, Strephon, Nathaniel, and Narcissa, in their long journey of friendship and adventure, and experience the thrilling perils of life at Birmingham Castle!

A novel of adventure, suspense, friendship, and courage, as a young man embarks on a perilous journey to overcome tyranny and reform chivalry in medieval England.

To win you have to do is write the opening line to a Historical book. And the rules are:

>It has to be 20 words or under
>It can only consist of one sentence
>You can enter up to three times and submit your entry's at
>It can be fiction or non fiction

The contest ends the 21'st of May and winners will be announced on the 28'th of May.  

To get you started here's the opening line from To Birmingham Castle: 

It was a lovely spring afternoon in the fair town of Evesham, England.

If you've got any questions just comment below! I can't wait to see your entry's!