Discover the Next Generation of Christian Storytellers…

The second edition of Voices of the Future weaves together short stories of courage and compassion in a memorable and heartwarming collection. Experience the next generation’s creativity and vision through these tales from rising young creatives.

Featuring Alyssa Guthrie

Alyssa Guthrie grew up in the deserts of Arizona, taking herself on adventures with a plastic sword or lightsaber at her side, and falling into stories of her own creation by the time she was seven.

Now a little older, but still waiting for Gandalf to knock on her door and invite her along on an adventure, Alyssa crafts fantasy novels of broken characters overcoming darkness. When she’s not writing, she can be found going on quests with her nieces and nephews, singing in choir, or cooking up science experiments.

About Her Short Story

After the final battles of WWII, Colonel Jon Walker wakes up in a New York hospital, dying of war injuries. But the fear of death is nothing compared to the guilt of having shattered his relationship with his daughter after she announced her marriage to a German immigrant and he stopped all communication with her.

Knowing he doesn’t have much time left, he makes one desperate wish: to see his daughter once more before he dies. When he wakes up in a train station exactly twenty-four hours earlier, with his smashed wristwatch working again, Jon realizes he’s been able to go back in time, giving him a chance to make things right with his daughter. But after everything that happened, is forgiveness even possible? And what happens after all the numbers on his wristwatch fade out?

Her Accomplishments
  • Completed four novels, a novella, and two short stories
  • Received critique and/or mentorship from authors and industry professionals like C.J. Redwine, Nadine Brandes, Sara Ella, and Steve Laube
  • Won 3rd place in the 2020 Circle C Adventures Short Story Contest
  • Received interest in her projects from multiple publishers
  • Attended the Realm Makers Conference in 2021, 2022, and 2023
  • Gained experience with both online and in-person marketing (with a special emphasis on email marketing) through running her own successful business teaching science classes to homeschool kids

Meet the 8 other authors in the anthology!

Kyla Carter

“The Graveyard of Lost Dreams”

Hannah Marie

“Zelophehad’s Daughters”



“The Colors in the Well”



“The Sister Knot”



“If Ye’d Only Say”

elena B.


“In Our Blood”




kasumi Sonoda

“Chichi no Chikai: A Father’s Vow”

Support the next generation of writers

100% of the proceeds from this anthology go toward helping up-and-coming writers attend writing conferences where they can pitch their work to agents and publishers.

About the Author Conservatory

Conservatorynoun: “A school specializing in one of the fine arts.”

The Author Conservatory is an online apprenticeship-modeled program that teaches students the writing & business skills they need to get published and support themselves financially. The Voices of the Future anthology features short stories from nine of our 2024 graduates.

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