How a Christian Sci-Fi Author Relies on Women Heroes—Fictional and Real—to Propel His New Novel

(Originally published in Woman of Noble Character) When I began writing Brimstone 1, I came to two important conclusions. The pilot would be a woman, and she would be the best in her field, a status only reachable after many years of achievement. These character requirements intersect in Jana McAlister, age 48. Per historic precedent, she …

Ashes—An Appreciation

(Originally Posted on Diary of a Soul Satisfied) Guest Post By Jason William Karpf  Isaiah 61:3 NLT  To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD …

Brimstone 1 Review—“Book Reviews from an Avid Reader,” Joan Nienhuis

(Original post—Feb. 22, 2021) Brimstone 1 by Jason William Karpf Mankind has been trying to find evidence of life elsewhere in the universe for decades. In Karpf’s novel set a few years in the future, a Christian does exactly that. Starting some eighty years ago, Baxter Moore, founder of a Christian media empire, began sending …

Barriers Lowered by Jason William Karpf

(Originally posted on The Over 50 Writer) FEATURED BOOK:  Brimstone 1 AUTHOR:  Jason William Karpf PUBLISHER:  Elk Lake Publishing, Inc. GENRE:  Christian sci-fi SERIES OR STAND ALONE:  First of a trilogy TARGET AGE: late teens to seniors (readers who love the Lord and are fans of Twilight Zone and James Bond) IT IS MY PLEASURE TO WELCOME AUTHOR JASON …

“How I Wrote a Christian Sci-Fi Novel,” by Jason William Karpf

(Originally published on christianwritingtoday.com) February 2016 at the Hollywood Bowl, my son, Brian, and I watched J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot as the L.A. Philharmonic played the score live. The music swelled in perfect synchronization when Capt. Kirk led Enterprise against the giant Romulan ship Narada. Phasers fired, the artificial black hole opened, and new …