Free-writing a YA novel about the Rosary & mystical experiences, with Stephanie Engelman

Free-writing a YA novel about the Rosary & mystical experiences, with Stephanie Engelman

Stephanie used to be Methodist and Atheist, before converting to Catholicism. Strangely, free rosaries kept showing up in her life. One day, she decided to free-write a novel, and used NaNoWriMo to get it underway. Rewriting is usually a slog, but this novel was a easy to write! Her publisher leapt at it. Stephanie’s story is proof that not all novels are treks through Mordor, but can be a breeze – perhaps! (Plus, learn about her upcoming graphic novel!)

Stephanie Engelman is a wife, mother, podcaster, and the author of A Single Bead, a Catholic young adult novel about the power of the Rosary. Website | Book

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Dominic Vera

Founder of LegendFiction, and a total Wandery. Geeks over epics, mystics, science, the angelic, & Netflix. A young, Catholic dad and novelist passionate about worldbuilding and faith-inspired fiction. A graduate from the Writer’s Institute for Children’s Literature, self-published a children’s novel, and works as a full time marketer and graphic designer. Married, with a small girl and a smaller corgi. Website | See more of Dominic's posts

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