Author Interview with Joy E. Rancatore & The Crux Celebration

It’s been six months since the publication of The Crux Anthology!

There’s so much to say about this book, why it was made, who participated, what to expect, and a little about what it’s like to be an author, so Joy E. Rancatore from Logos & Mythos Press took some time out of her day to interview me. We had a great chat, and here is the video so you can check it out too:

Stuff covered in the video:

  • Why Rachael hosted a writing contest (ASF Short Story Contest) (2:00)
  • Charity we support: Compassion International (5:20)
  • What it took to put the contest together (7:10)
  • The judges –
  • Inspiration for “Ealiverel Awakened” (10:07)
  • Making the anthology
  • Scavenger Hunt for the COVER! (14:00)
  • Inspiration for “The Forever Door” (14:35)
  • Some Reviews we’ve gotten for The Crux Anthology (18:15)
  • What Joy has going on over at Logos & Mythos Press (23:25)
  • We won’t turn down a kind review of any of the stories! (26:20)
  • Where to buy a copy of The Crux Anthology (27:46)
  • Request the book at your local library!
  • Our Facebook Page: The Crux Crew (29:52)
  • The Crux Anthology Info Page @
  • Content info for the stories: (30:44)
  • Quick review of the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place stories and a plug for “The Forever Door” (33:12)
  • The birthing of books (36:00)
  • Thankful for these authors & where they are in the book (37:40)

And that’s it! I hope you find something useful, encouraging, and/or exciting in the video!

10 responses to “Author Interview with Joy E. Rancatore & The Crux Celebration”

  1. Great post Rachel. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks for taking the time to check it out, Kevin! How are you doing?

      Liked by 1 person

      1. I’m doing great, Rachael. Thanks for asking. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

        1. Glad to hear it, Kevin! I’m slow in replying because I’m traveling! Woohoo! 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

          1. Pleasant journeys, Rachael! 🙂


  2. Woebegone but Hopeful Avatar
    Woebegone but Hopeful

    WP is being mean to me, but I saw this on Facebook…..wonderful!

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Woebegone but Hopeful Avatar
        Woebegone but Hopeful

        💐 🌷 🌹 🥀 🌺 🌸 🌼 🌻 🌞

        Liked by 1 person

  3. This is such a great post!! Thank you for taking the time to do those topics with time stamps and adding links! Will you ever stop amazing me? Seriously!

    I will share this around everywhere today. ❤

    All the Best!

    Joy E. Rancatore

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I figured there might be interesting topics within our talk but that some people might not have time to listen to them all, so I had an epiphany that I should break it down a bit. That way people each get what they want/need! That’s also why I was late posting it. 🙂 Thank you again for setting up the interview, Joy! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

Please leave a comment, question, or idea! I’d love to chat!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Create a website or blog at

%d bloggers like this: