Guardian Celebration Tour

About the Book

Book: Guardian

Author: Cathy McCrumb

Genre: Science Fiction

Release Date: February 20, 2024

The Recorder’s fate has been sealed, but the Consortium is not the only enemy.

Labeled an aberration by the Consortium, the Recorder is not yet free. Time is running out as an engineered bioweapon wreaks havoc on friend and foe alike.

Stopping both the biological agent and the people who created it is no easy task, especially since the Recorder and her friends are trapped on a research station infested with behemoth insects. Without Consortium technology, the probability of neutralizing the threat falls to nothing. In order to save her allies, the Recorder must activate a drone, but her success might destroy any hope for freedom, a future, and a name.


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About the Author

Cathy McCrumb graduated from Biola University with a degree in English Literature and a love for stories. She and her husband, whom she met while writing letters to soldiers, have five children and currently live within the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. While writing is one of her favorite things to do, she also enjoys reading, long hikes and long naps, gluten-free brownies and raspberries, and crocheting while watching science fiction movies with friends and family.




More from Cathy

Someone asked me recently why I wrote Guardian.  My answer was that the whole Children of the Consortium trilogy is my love song to people who feel left out.

In the first novel, the Recorder—a young woman with no name, no family, and no friends—doesn’t see her life as valuable. As she discovers friendship and love, however, she realizes that every person in the system is unique, and this by definition must include her, too.

How often do we doubt our own value and that of the people around us? In a world that prioritizes youth, beauty, health, and success, many people are on the outside, looking in. I suspect that deep down, a lot of us wrestle with who we are and how we fall short of this external measuring tape.

The truth, however, is very, very different from the lie of worthlessness. While we have names (and don’t usually encounter two-meter insects, for which I am extremely thankful), we frequently forget that as humans, even though we are fallen, we are made in God’s image. Furthermore, as Christians, we have been both called and adopted.

Zephaniah 3:17 says that the Lord is with us. He takes “great delight” in us and rejoices over us. What an amazing, beautiful, and comforting image. The One who formed the stars, who breathed life into every human on the planet rejoices over YOU.

My prayer is that you find hope and joy in the midst of darkness, whether or not you find friends in the pages of these novels. Look to the Lord and hold fast to the fact that you are unique and valuable. Because even when you feel like you’re on the outside looking in, you are never alone.

Author Interview

Charmy Gray Author Interview Questions

  • What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your book?
    I learned a lot about writing itself from the crafting of characters and theme to the mechanics of conveying emotion. Writing reveals a lot about oneself, as well, and there were moments while writing that helped me deal with things like grief.
  • How do you overcome writer’s block? Do you have any advice for others in finding their process to overcome it?
    Writer’s block is a tricky beast, and I think there are different reasons for it. Sometimes it is that there is a bump in the story, an error of sorts, and my subconsious seems to realize before I do. The trick with that one is to backtrack and find the moment things went off the rails, and to correct course. This can be challenging since this can mean deleting scenes I love. (For Guardian… Yeah, it meant thousands of words.)
    Another reason could be emotional processing. When grief hits, or when burnout crashes into me, it might be time to stop and grieve or rest or have a snack or fill up on beauty. Spent time praying over the story and seeking God.
  • Do you read the genre you write? Why or why not?
    While I am writing, I avoid that genre to keep my head clear. During breaks, I devour as much as I can. I read widely because I love all kinds of stories. Additionally, there are aspects of every genre that can be used in speculative fiction to improve the things I write.
  • How did you come up with the title for your book?
    Titles are HARD! (At least for me.) The working title for Recorder didn’t make the cut, so it was a process with Enclave to find the right one. I hold titles very loosely now, because I know how much they can change. At the moment, most of my working titles are simply the main characters’ names or an aspect of the setting.
  • Is your writing space pristine or organized chaos?
    My writing space is wherever I can find the time. I have a laptop and a cardboard box that serves as a writing desk, but I also write on my phone or on my Kindle. In fact, all of my first novel was thumb-typed on my Kindle in whatever spare moments I could find. I worked at a library and didn’t have a computer, so I would email it to myself and edit it on the library computers during my breaks.

Blog Stops

Locks, Hooks and Books, March 7

Through the Fire Blogs, March 8 (Author Interview)

Texas Book-aholic, March 9

Splashes of Joy, March 10 (Author Interview)

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, March 11

Artistic Nobody, March 12 (Author Interview)

Guild Master, March 13 (Author Interview)

A Reader’s Brain, March 14 (Author Interview)

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, March 15 (Author Interview)

Wishful Endings, March 15

Simple Harvest Reads, March 16 (Author Interview)

Blossoms and Blessings, March 17 (Author Interview)

The Lofty Pages, March 17

Fiction Book Lover, March 18 (Author Interview)

Blogging With Carol , March 19

Vicky Sluiter, March 20 (Author Interview)


To celebrate her tour, Cathy is giving away the grand prize of a copy of Guardian!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.