Megan Schaulis

Writer | Traveler | Teacher

“I want to encourage readers to stop living on the border of God’s goodness and dive into the greater life He died to provide. ”

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    What I'm writing: Newcomer

    Can James hold back his nightmares long enough to face the King, or will his mind crumble under the pressure to prove himself?

    James is trapped in a monotonous existence, living in a border town of the small kingdom of Lucia and teaching Newcomers about the King who made their rescue possible. With his brother’s sudden absence, James is expected to follow in his father’s footsteps as the next Greeter and commit to the dull town for life. But that would mean giving up Victoria, the enchanting Newcomer whose passion and vibrance inspire him.

    When Victoria receives an unheard-of invitation to meet the King in person, James sees a chance to escape his prescribed destiny. If he proves himself worthy along the way, maybe the King will welcome him, and James can finally build a life apart from his father’s expectations. But from their first night on the road, nightmares plague James’ once peaceful mind. The farther they travel, the more his hold on reality crumbles until his hallucinations threaten Victoria’s life. For either of them to reach the King, James will have to fight for his sanity and face the dark fears hidden in his heart.

    About Megan

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    About Megan

    After a year of traveling the country in a 100-square-foot camper with her husband, daughter and dog, Megan Schaulis returned home and wrote her first novel.

    Megan has a B.A. in Journalism from Arizona State University and is a member of the ACFW. As a special education teacher, she helped young people fall in love with reading and writing. Today, she uses words in playful and creative ways at her branding agency. She lives in Abilene, Texas, where you’ll find her staying up way too late reading or hiking with her husband and curly haired daughter.