Ignite your heart and Soul with Sara Troy and her guest Ann. K. Frailey, on air from May 24th
OldEarth Melchior Encounter, an epic sci-fi saga about humanity’s survival in a hostile alien world.
A.K. Frailey became a widower seven years ago, left to raise her eight children on her own. She knows what it is like to have to navigate through challenges and find a way to survive and thrive. This sense of self-reliance filters into her fantastical books, in particular, her successful science fiction tales. Her newest book, the fifth in a series, OldEarth Melchior Encounter, has received strong reviews since it was released this fall.
In this interview, A.K. will talk about:
- How she explores humanity’s search for a creator and the meaning of existence
- Why she shows the conflict between humanity’s need for God and our desire to be God
- The price of evil in family and society. What truly defines family?
- Examines marriage, parenthood, and the purpose of our vocation. Is our role in life something we choose — or are we born into it?
- What inspires her to write a whole new world, with its very existence on the line
- How she balanced a writing career while raising eight children on her own
- Today’s trends in science fiction books
We are on 5 sites and 16 audios and 2 video platforms as seen here.
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A. K. Frailey, an award-winning author of a historical sci-fi and science fiction series, short story collections, inspirational non-fiction books, a children’s book, and a poetry collection, has had 15 books published in the past decade. Her novels expand from the OldEarth world to the Newearth universe—where deception rules but truth prevails. Her non-fiction work focuses on the intersection of motherhood, widowhood, practicing gratitude, and rediscovering joy. As a teacher with a degree in Elementary Education, she has taught in Milwaukee, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Wood River, and was a teacher trainer in the Philippines for The Peace Corps. She earned a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing for Entertainment from Full Sail University.
Ann has won two course director’s awards in Episodic & Serial Writing & Film Screenwriting and was Valedictorian when she received her Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing. She made finalist in the Tuscany Press Writing Contest, was a two-time winner for the Catholic Writer Seal of Approval, received an Honorable Mention in the Hollywood Book Festival, and was made runner-up in an Indie publishing contest.
A widower, Ann home-schooled all eight of her children. She manages her rural homestead with her kids and their numerous critters. In her spare time, she serves as an election judge, a literacy tutor, and secretary/treasurer of her small town’s cemetery.
She resides in Fillmore, Illinois.
Ann’s work ranks among the best.” — Movie Director and Producer Cary Solomon
“Blending of historical fiction and science fiction…Frailey creates compelling characters.” — Publishers Weekly BookLife
“Frailey writes in a crisp, lean, and richly detailed style, building a fascinating, absorbing world.” — Blue Ink Review
“In the tradition of some of the greatest stories in the genre, Frailey takes a page from our current world issues and weaves it into an intriguing story of global and personal conflict.” — NB Thrilling Films 2 Inc. 2nd Assistant Director Ben Hrkach
“Epic trials forge epic heroes,” says Frailey. No, she wasn’t talking about herself, but about the themes in her books, where people of ancient times struggle to find meaning in a world dominated by evil choices. While managing their own conflicts, aliens fight for their place in human events.
To check out her stories, novels, inspirational books, and her film and television scripts, please visit
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