Red Lettering

Stories will not be written easily. A story without a heart is dead, and the only place it will get a heart is from the author.


Red Lettering

No story will be written without some tears, and more blood. A story without a heart is dead, and the only place it will get a heart is from the author.

Who am I?

I am Athelas Hale, at the service of you and your family. I live in a family of thirteen (though two live away from home), bake too many cookies, and write Christian fantasy. Yet last, and certainly not last, I am a Christian. I live each day cleansed with the blood of Jesus, the Christ, our Messiah. I live in the Central States, surrounded by trees that hide too many ticks (evil things, those) but have a beauty that makes up for the wretched parasites.

Welcome to the blog. 

Hopefully, you’ll find enough writing fuel to sustain you for the time you’re here. You’ll find writing prompts, author interviews, character interviews, articles on proper craftsmanship of novels—though I, by no means, know everything there is to know. Every now and then, we’ll have a blog tour stop by, or I’ll have the pleasure of hosting a cover reveal.

If you’re a writer, or a reader, or even a normal human being, this blog might hold some interest for you.


I’d love to hear from you! Be forewarned that I’m known to be wretchedly slow at replying. Email me at craftingstoriesinred(at)gmail(dot)com. 


25 thoughts on “About

  1. I have but one thing to say.


    That is all. -.-

  2. “If you’re a writer, or a reader, or even a normal human being”

    Yep, we writers aren’t that normal, are we? 🙂

  3. So glad to find your blog! 🙂 Can’t wait to read more of your work!

  4. Hi! I was wondering if you’d like to join my virtual book tour next weekend (March 7/8). I’d love to have you!

  5. Elsabet on said:

    I just found your blog AND I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! I find it quite inspiring. This blog is too cool!

  6. Hey, Athelas. I don’t know if you do these things, but I just “nominated” you for this thing called “Infinity Dreams Award.” It might be fun for you to do, and even if you don’t want to do it, I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy your blog! Here is a link to the “award”:

  7. Hi Athelas! I tagged you for the 777 Challenge at the end of April, but I forgot to tell my nominees until this morning. *facepalm* Anyways, if you’d like to do it, you can find out more about it here:

  8. Hi! I just re-found you blog! I love it and it’s quite inspiring! Also, I love your name! I love any name that I haven’t heard before 🙂

  9. Hey Athelas! I nominated you for the Liebester award, check it out!

  10. Hi! I nominated you for another award (sorry, I don’t “know” many bloggers 🙂 ).

  11. Sorry Athelas, but I’m volunteering you for the Infinity Dreams Award again! Feel free to ignore it! 😛

  12. Wow…that is a big family! And I thought I had a big family.

    This looks like a great blog1 🙂 I’ll be checking out more…

  13. Good gracious, 13 kids! I have 7, but I guess I’m not too impressed with that number anymore– I know two families with 11 kids, one with 10, and one with 9. 😉 You have a great blog!

  14. 🙂 So encouraged to discover another Christian fantasy author/writing blogger out here on the internet! Love your blog, by the way.

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