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 Kellyn Roth

Kellyn Roth is the author of ten historical romance novels with strong Christian themes, a touch of humor, and messy situations that put the main characters through the wringer and force them to face hard questions. Her stories include The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy, a Victorian family saga.

When not building her author career, Kellyn is likely drinking iced coffee with her husband, getting lost somewhere in the Pacific Northwest with her friends, or watching period dramas and facetious comedies with her border collie.

About Her Short Story

Introverted Bob has been in love with strong-willed, sensible Ena since he was about five years old. Though she has other suitors, miraculously she accepts his proposal … but she doesn’t say the three little words that would’ve made the moment perfect.

Her acceptance ought to be enough for any man—but it just isn’t. It means he’s not the only person she wants to marry … just the one who asked her first, the one who will someday own a store, the one who offers her the most security. Will Bob ever win her heart … or is “I love you” something she will never say?

Her Accomplishments
  • Independently published 10 historical romance novels
  • Grew email list to 1,000 readers of her genre and developed a further platform of 2,900 followers on Instagram
  • Was a lead organizer and speaker at The Young Writer’s Workshop Student-Led Conference in August of 2023 and a speaker at the two previous conferences
  • Former writing craft mentor and coach for the Young Writer Lessons, Growing Writers, and privately through her writing email list
  • 5+ years of experience critiquing and reviewing novels and learning what appeals to her genre’s audience
  • Founding member and administrative assistant at the Author Conservatory

Meet the 8 other authors in the anthology!

Kyla Carter

“The Graveyard of Lost Dreams”

Alyssa Guthrie

“A Deathbed Wish”

Hannah Marie

“Zelophehad’s Daughters”

Sarah Pagel

“The Colors in the Well”



“The Sister Knot”

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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