Award-winning sci/fi-fantasy author Jamie Foley loves strategy games, gardening, and making lembas bread. She's terrified of red wasps and uses them for lightsaber training. When she's not writing, she's working for Enclave Publishing or the Christian Writers Institute, typesetting, or drawing maps to Cair Paravel. Her husband is her manly astronaut preacher muse. They live between the Texas Hill Country and the family cattle ranch, where their hyperactive spawnling and wolfpack roam.
Speculative fiction is my favorite thing ever. Spiritual powers and magic-flingers? Yes, please. Elementals and dragons? Sure! Angels and demons and everything plausibly in between? You bet.
My favorite authors growing up were C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Frank Peretti, and Ted Dekker. I don't think a book needs to have language, gratuitous violence, or sexual content to make an awesome story.
And don't think you have to be preachy to write Christian stories. If my books can reflect one smidgeon of the mind-boggling creativity of Yahweh or the epic heroism of Jesus Christ, my goal as an author will be achieved.