What makes Huntly House unique?
We believe that literature is essential to living nobly and well. One of our authors, Eldon Sinclair, writes more about this in a post on our blog. We also believe that imagination is essential to living a noble life. Through the power of imagination great change and transformation occurs. With that in mind, we pledge to imagine what inspires.
What forms of literature can I expect to find on this website?
The stories published on this site will be available in various formats. Serialized stories, blog posts, and eBooks will appear. Novels will appear first as serialized stories, uploaded as a single chapter each week. After a novel is complete, it will appear for purchase as an eBook on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc. The link for those will be provided on this site.
What genres will be published by Huntly House?
Huntly House will publish both fiction and nonfiction stories. From children’s chapter books, middle-grade stories, young adult fantasy and young adult romance, to thriller, mystery, historical fiction, essay, poetry, satire, and religious prose, we hope that many will find something that suits their read pleasuring.
Is the material published on this site family friendly?
Yes, the stories, essays, blog posts and other materials found on Huntly House will all be family friendly. Though some difficult themes may appear (e.g. death, drugs, religion, politics, etc.) on occasion in age-appropriate stories, there will be no vulgar language or inappropriate sexual description/activity. We always encourage parents and/or guardians to read what their children are reading so as to engage in healthy conversations about the information their children are taking in.
What is the significance of the name Huntly House?
Huntly House is a reference to the childhood home of one of our most favorite authors, George MacDonald. Born December 10th, 1824, in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, MacDonald is said to have mentored the great writer, Lewis Carroll and strongly influenced the likes of W.H. Auden, C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, J.R.R. Tolkien, L. Frank Baum, Madeleine L’Engle, and the great Mark Twain…just to name a few. He is known particularly for his fantasy writing. Works such as Phantastes (1858), At the Back of the North Wind (1871), The Princess and the Goblin (1872), and Lilith are among our favorites. To learn about George MacDonald, you might spend some time at The Golden Key website, home to the George MacDonald society.
Have the serialized stories on this site been professionally edited? Are the digital and print editions that are to be sold professionally edited?
The serialized stories as they are published on the website have not been professionally edited. However, they have been proofread by several individuals with significant editing knowledge and experience. The books sold on this site will all be edited professionally.