Kathy Tyers Joins Marcher Lord Press
But Tyers’s reach extends beyond Christian publishing. Her The Truce at Bakura and Balance Point novels are official Star Wars books. The popularity of her treatment of the Star Wars storyline led to her contributing to several Star Wars short story collections including Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina, Tales from Jabba’s Palace, Tales of the Bounty Hunters, and Tales from The Empire.
Tyers has been on sabbatical for the last several years, trying to listen for a call on her life to write speculative fiction. In 2006 she relocated to Vancouver, BC, to attend Regent College, a small international graduate school of Christian studies. For her Integrated Project in Theology and the Arts, Tyers wrote a new science fiction novel in the Firebird saga. During this time, she believes, God revealed to her that He does indeed want her to continue writing speculative fiction.
“We are thrilled to be Kathy Tyers’s publisher,” said Jeff Gerke, Marcher Lord Press founder and publisher. “Kathy’s impact on Christian publishing is nearly unrivaled. We feel extremely blessed that she has agreed to join our award-winning stable of authors.”
As publisher and acquisitions editor, Gerke long pursued Tyers, trying to sign her for Marcher Lord Press. But in the end it was the Marcher Lord Press authors and books, not Gerke’s efforts, that swayed Tyers’s heart.
“I read several excellent novels that were recently released by Marcher Lord Press,” she said, “and I decided this was the best place to finish the Firebird series. I’m delighted to be part of a great and growing team.”
Publishing plans for Tyers at Marcher Lord Press include a deluxe, author’s preferred version of the Firebird trilogy in one volume and two additional Firebird novels that have been selected but will be announced at a future date.