What is the Visionary Fiction Alliance?

The Visionary Fiction Alliance began as a web-ring. Three authors of visionary novels, Jodine Turner, Saleena Karim, and Shannan Sinclair met at the  Goodreads Visionary Fiction Group in March 2012 and decided to link up to each other’s blogs as a way of promoting each other and visionary fiction itself.

Other writers joined the conversation and asked to be part of the ring; and soon there were twelve authors, who decided to create a space where they could work together to promote VF.  And so, the Visionary Fiction Alliance was born, with this site going live on August 17, 2012. Since then many other authors, from seasoned veterans to developing novices, have joined our ranks.

Our Mission

As the world evolves away from the Newtonian model of the five senses to the more evolved quantum model that includes the sense of spirit so resurgent today, Visionary Fiction is rapidly becoming the genre of choice to express that evolution and predict the breath-taking future that might follow the anticipated leaps. Under its broader umbrella are now gathering works previously classified as spiritual, metaphysical, or science fiction. The VFA aims to provide a home base and central clearing house for readers, writers, and researchers dedicated to this endeavor.

Our purposes are to:

1. Increase awareness of the genre

2. Help readers discover, explore, and enjoy Visionary Fiction

3. Mentor new writers who wish to explore this genre

4. Provide resources for writers of Visionary Fiction

5. Be a place where readers can find Visionary Fiction books and engage in discussion with the authors.

The Committee

Jodine Turner
Founder

Jodine Turner is a founding member of the Visionary Fiction Alliance, and is passionate about helping this transformative genre reach a wider audience and literary success. She is also a multiple award winning, best-selling author of Visionary Fiction, magical realism, and fantasy.

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Margaret Duarte
Founder

Margaret Duarte, a former middle school teacher, lives on a California dairy farm with a herd of “happy cows,” a constant reminder that the greenest pastures lie closest to home.

Margaret earned her creative writing certificate through UC Davis Extension and has since published four award-winning novels in her “Enter the Between” visionary fiction series.

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Eleni Papanou
Founder

Eleni Papanou is an award-winning author of visionary fiction. She wrote her first poem when she was an outcast at school.  Honored with the name  “Greek Freak,” she believed life was plagued with misery, torment and endless suffering.

A spontaneous kundalini awakening thrust Eleni on a spiritual path that constantly tested her to the breaking point by challenging her world-view and everything else she held sacred.

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Saleena Karim
FOUNDER

Saleena Karim is a writer and independent researcher from Nottingham, England, best known for authoring the political biography Secular Jinnah & Pakistan. As well as being a co-founder of the Visionary Fiction Alliance, she is the author of Systems, an award-winning novel inspired by a visionary dream born in real history.

Vic Smith
Senior Editor

Victor E. Smith (Vic) is a writer specializing in Visionary Fiction, a semi-retired computer trainer to the publishing industry (15 years as a consultant to The Wall Street Journal), and a spiritual/paranormal researcher currently residing in Tucson, Arizona.

While quite busy with the production of his own works, Vic remains dedicated to the Visionary Fiction genre as a community: its definition, promotion and eventual propagation to both writers and readers.

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Web Dude

I am a magician, of sorts. I take a person or company’s visions and dreams and turn them into reality; be it websites, logos, videos, music, it’s all about creation.

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Jim Murdoch
Technical Director

From Belfast, Northern Ireland, Jim Murdoch faced a paradigm shift which gave him a new world view. He views everything and everyone as being connected.