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 Hannah Marie

As a missionary kid, Hannah Marie grew up amid the highs and lows of ministry, experiencing firsthand that sometimes the things that matter most also require the most perseverance. Now, Hannah writes Biblical fiction—stories of real people who trusted God, persevered, and changed the world.

When she’s not writing or enlisting help with brainstorming, Hannah can be found volunteering at her family’s ministry, discussing movie plots with her three sisters, or capturing the perfect photo of Texas wildflowers.

About Her Short Story

Before he died, Mahlah’s father trusted her with the care—and the futures—of her four younger sisters. Now, as the twelve tribes of Israel prepare to march into the Promised Land, her and her sisters’ futures are tenuous, at best. With no father and no brothers, there is no one to speak for Mahlah and her family—no guarantee that they’ll be given a place among their people when the tribes claim their lands.

When Moses orders a census of all the men as a precursor to dividing up the land, Mahlah realizes her best chance at fulfilling her father’s trust is to convince the census taker to count her and her sisters in her father’s place. But the census taker tells her she’ll have to take the matter to court.

Convinced that her cause is just, Mahlah goes confidently to the first chief. But after he refers her to a second chief, and that chief to a third, her confidence wanes. Should she continue seeking to preserve her father’s name and portion of the land in the hopes of securing a place to live among her people? Or will doing so actually risk the very future she is trying to secure?

Her Accomplishments
  • Drafted two full-length novels and a novella
  • Received guidance from award-winning authors such as Joanne Bischoff
  • Paid to write four biographical sketches published in My Father’s World homeschool curriculum
  • Employed as staff writer and content acquisitions editor at international missions organization, GFA World
  • Developed an engaging email series received by over 4,500 sponsors of GFA World
  • Received in-depth training and coaching on business and marketing strategy through the Author Conservatory

Meet the 8 other authors in the anthology!

Kyla Carter

“The Graveyard of Lost Dreams”

Alyssa Guthrie

“A Deathbed Wish”



“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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