About Us

We’re a group of Christian teens who love to write! We met on the NaNoWriMo forums and finally decided to have a group blog. We’ll be talking about books and how to apply elements of them to your own writing, our personal writing experiences, things related to being Christian writers and/or young writers, and probably some random stuff as well (after all, we’re teen writers--how can we not be at least a little random? :D). We hope you’ll find something helpful (and just maybe a little entertaining) in our little corner of internet.

We incorporate writerly things everywhere we can, so we even gave ourselves character profiles for you to get to know us better! (Just don't go putting us in your story...unless we're the heroes. Then by all means go ahead. :D)

Pen Name: Katheline Hansen
Age: 16
Typical Clothing: T-shirt and jeans (or sweats if she doesn’t have to go to school or anything)
Goals/Ambitions: Have novels published and out for the world to read, go paragliding, learn how to surf, go ziplining Dauntless style, play Capture the Flag Dauntless style, travel the world, jump off a waterfall, learn all the languages (namely French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Japanese, German, and the list goes on….), gain the ability to jump in and out of books’ worlds (I mean, who doesn’t want to do this?!), annnd take over the world Loki-style own a giant three level library, the plans for which she has on Pinterest.
Hobbies/Interests: reading (duh!), writing (of course!), history, cognitive sciences, singing badly, reading aloud in strange accents, fantasizing about far-off places, listening to a random jumble of music, and watching Once Upon a Time, oh and also fangirling. Yes. Much fangirling.

Pen Name: E. C. Jaeger
Age: 17
Typical Clothing: Jeans and a sweater
Skills/Talents: Violin, writing, grammar, binge-reading, graphic design using only Microsoft, keeping the peace (she’s got eight younger siblings after all), stealing cookies right from under people's noses (she's got eight younger siblings after all), creating conlangs, learning languages (mainly Spanish for now)
Idiosyncrasies/Strange Behaviors: Doesn’t like chicken unless it's fried with onions a particular way, has a habit of clicking her nails, randomly starts humming random tunes, eats peanut butter sandwiches peanut-butter-side down ("because I want to taste the peanut butter more than the bread")
Strengths/Weaknesses: Empathetic, awkward in public, imaginative and creative, has procrastination tendencies

Pen Name: Ria Faith
Age: 19
Typical Clothing: Sloppy t-shirt and comfy pants
Skills/Talents: Writing, reading, animal taming, being clutsy, surviving chaos (with 6 younger siblings), baking
Strengths/weaknesses: Compassionate, willingness to help people/animals, tendency to be a little opinionated, communication skills need work
Hobbies/Interests: Horseback riding, writing, listening to music/singing it (even if she doesn't sound good), dog training, animal psychology, natural animal health.

Name: Anna Felix
Age: 17
Typical Clothing: Aqua and gray quarter sleeve shirt, jeans, the cutest doc martins ever/vans (the shoe)
Hobbies/Interests: Playing video games, reading, writing, watching movies, arguing over why Marvel is better than DC, fangirling over character driven stories, singing, being the self proclaimed manager of a band, making strange noises at wee hours of the night, etc.
Goals/Ambitions: To become a mermaid, to finally receive her superpower, to run away with a man in a blue box, to become a graphic designer, to become the next female jedi, to be a published author, to play capture the flag with Percy and the gang (preferably as an archer for Artemis or daughter of Poseidon), to work for Riot Games, live in Narnia, and be the best that she can be.

Pen Name: Miri Williams
Age: Young enough to be living at home without being frowned upon for doing so
Typical Clothing: Jeans, jackets from both ends of the poor-fit spectrum, too many story ideas, and mechanical pencils that are perpetually in need of lead.
Strengths/Weaknesses: Imaginative, compassionate, good with languages, humorous, (and modest too…) obsessive, and lacking in the spacial reasoning department.
Hobbies/Interests: Writing, reading, piano, violin, and, occasionally, calligraphy.
Idiosyncrasies: Walking on tiptoe without noticing, possessing a dislike of chocolate ice cream, wincing when English teachers dangle prepositions, and mentally editing the writing in a book while reading over someone’s shoulder.
Goals/Ambitions: Publish a book, ditch extraneous use of ellipses and parentheses, go into social work and/or the mission field, and survive high school, though obviously not in that order.

Pen Name: Saber Veritas
Age: 16
Typical Clothing: Black Jacket or T-shirt.
Skills/Talents: Music (Piano, Cello, Organ, Ukulele), hopefully writing, Expert on exotic subjects (no one else care about), Last minute everything
Goals/Ambitions: Getting published, Interesting Job, Taking over the World… Hang Gliding… Learn Russian, Japanese, Swahili...
Strengths: Crazy imagination, short-term fact memorization, putting off reality
Weaknesses - Near sighted, antisocial, negative EQ, Unable to concentrate on homework unless it is past 11:15 PM or the morning before school…..
Hobbies/Interests: Drawing, Music, Science, History, Strategy, Psychology, Piratry, Fencery, Sailery, Readery, Tea-drinkery.
Idiosyncrasies/Strange Behaviors: Loses everything (including real life), dislikes wearing glasses and ends up breaking them (and cellphones) frequently, doodles on arms during class.

Pen Name: Sam Kirst
Age: 16
Typical Clothing: A t-shirt, blue crocs, and jeans or shorts with plenty of large pockets, always full of useful objects
Strengths/Weaknesses: very creative, powerful imagination, quick learner, slow to trust others, stubborn
Idiosyncrasies/Strange Behaviors: only uses the words 'aye' or 'indeed' when answering in the affirmative, only smiles with the left side of mouth, has a habit of messing up hair when thinking hard or not thinking at all
Hobbies: reading, writing, rocking out to heavy metal music, playing guitar, hanging with friends, making people laugh, and being awesome in general

Pen Name: Ashton Brooke
Age: 17
Typical Clothing: A T-Shirt, jeans, sneaks, and a hoodie/sweater. 99.9% of clothing is blue. Always has a book in hand.
Strengths/Weaknesses: Has a good memory, an overachiever, able to keep self entertained (hence the ever-present book), bad at small talk, always feels like she's imposing on people, prone to over analyze/over think things, has a habit of biting off more than she can chew
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, reading, and more reading. Disney. Daydreaming about writing. Psychology. Teaching. Personality types (she's an INFJ).
Idiosyncrasies/Strange behaviors: Loves to use strange grammar when speaking (who-the-what-the-how-the-what? That is-a no bueno) but is a total grammar freak. Is obsessed with numbers that are divisible by 3, 6, and 9 (especially 126, 504, and 36), has a really bad habit of scratching head
Goals/Ambitions: Go to and survive college. Write a book that's worthy of being published. Find and start career that she'll find fulfilling (it's an INFJ thing). Read every good story in the world.

Name: Eliza Noel
Age: 15
Typical Clothing: I'm always trying new styles. I like skirts that come to my knees with leggings and my fave tshirt. I know you didn't ask but my hair usually ends up in a ponytail.
Goals/Ambitions: Short term goal, self publish my WIP by the end of September 2015 and get my driver's permit this summer. Long term goal, publish a few books, marry a Christian man and succeed as a homeschooling mother of many children. Overall main goal in life, bring glory to God and shine His light to everyone. I will follow God's plan for my life even if it doesn't include the goals I have set for myself.
Hobbies/Interests: Writing, reading, playing with siblings, hanging out with friends, going to the mall and listening to music.
Skills/Talents: I like to say that I'm a leader, my seven younger siblings translate that as being bossy. ;)


  1. I cannot wait to see all of the awesome content you guys are gonna post!! :)

  2. Stumbled upon your blog through GTW! Totally awesome! You just earned a follower!

  3. I was kinda supposed to write my description in third person, huh? Oh well, haha :D

    1. Such a cool idea to have so many peoples on one blog. Also wanted you to know that I tagged you for the 3 Day Quote Tag if you have any interest

  4. Ahh the concept of your blog is so cool! (I love personality types - I'm an INTP :D )

    Nicole ᵔᴥᵔ

  5. Hello Eliza Noel. I am a Pastor from Mumbai, India I am glad to stop by your profile on the blogger and visit your About Us page and know others friends of yours who are in their tean and the cause for which you have come to gether. I am blessed and feel privileged and honored to get connected with you as well as to know you through your profile on the blogger and the blog post. I love getting connected with the people of God around the globe to be encouraged, strengthened and praying for one another. I have been in the Pastoral ministry for last 37 yrs in the great city of Mumbai a city with a great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poorlive. We reach out to the poroest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing t o the brokenhearted. we also encourge young and the aduts from the west to come to Mumbai to work with us during their vacation time. We would love to have you come to Mumbai with your friends and also encourage other teens from your contact to work with us during your vacation time. I am sure you/ they will have a ife changing experience. My email id is: dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwakar wankhede. Looking forward to hear from you very soon. God's richedst blessings on you, your other teen ages friends from your team and your family. God willing I will be in the United States in the month of September and will be so glad to stop by and meet you all and share with you more about the ministry we have as well as about the opportunity young pepole can have.

  6. Hi Eliza! You had commented on my blog for "Befriending the Beast's" word count guessing game and... you won! I can't find another way to get in touch with you, so forgive this "unrelated comment." However, if you'd like to get your paperback, I need your address. :) Please email me at amandaterobooks(at)gmail(dot)com! If I don't hear from you in a week, I'll have to give the paperback to the next guesser.