What are #truthexperiences
A “truth experience” is what happens when we interact with any type of media and we come away with a strong desire to do better, be better, try harder, reach a little further for our dreams, work a little harder at our talents, and help others find peace and joy in life. Truth experiences come in all varieties:
Books, shows, movies, artwork, and games. If there is a media outlet, we plan to use it! If you have a #truthexperience to share, we want to hear about it.
What is "Kentstead"?
Welcome! Kentstead Media was founded to offer “truthspeakers”– creators who weave life-changing truth, morals, and themes into their work – a safe home to publish and share.
The name Kentstead is a play on words. It’s our founder’s family name merged with the word “stead” which has its root in the word “stedding,” which signifies a safe place. In Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series a stedding was a place where magic didn’t work, thus within that place one could be safe from the use of such powers for good, or ill. In a stedding, everyone is on equal ground. All are accepted.
What Kind of Creator is KM looking for?
To have a home with Kentstead Media, creators don’t need to know famous people, they only need to know and desire to build deep communities with families, friends, and fellow authors. They don’t need to write the perfect query letter, they simply need to know the truths they stand for and how to weave them masterfully into their work.
When KM says, "Truth" what does it mean?
One of our heroes, C.S. Lewis, claimed there is a deeper and unchanging law underlying all human life that animates and rules us. At Kentstead Media, our primary goal is to bring that type of truth to readers through the catalyst of media. This includes books, art, and other media as well. We see media as an avenue to dispense truth and build a relationship with God and our fellow men. All our fictional and non-fiction publishing projects, regardless of the medium/framework, are located within this quest for clear, accessible truth. When people are through interacting with the media we publish, we want them to leave that experience changed by what they’ve encountered, and able to face life strengthened and armed by new awareness of what really is. This quest for genuine spiritual threads that unite us to the universe are meant to be firmly integral to the excitement, entertainment value and fun of our media. Discovering truth is life changing, and the best art is not just artistically successful, it is also true to life and leads us towards our better selves. Finding, developing and publishing such art is our mission.
Kalley Richardson: Video Production Manager
Kalley has been editing videos for her family and church friends for years and we’ve convinced her to join us! She has a gift for combining music and effects to create a “video experience.” Check out her first video for us by clicking here! She is also the primary editor for our shows Hope Cast and The Stuff Life is Made Of.
Bethany Tolley: Owner, Editor-in-Chief
Bethany is a woman with many talents, all of which she uses to get truth out into the world. She considers herself a writer, through and through, with a natural urge to speak truth. She loves to build others and is a talent, writing, and business coach. She wants to find truthspeakers and help them get their voice heard by those who are hungry for it.
Bethany has a BA in Business Administration, an MA in Education: Curriculum & Instructional Design, years of business, marketing, and corporate training experience, business coaching, and more. She’s been writing fiction (under the pseudonym Angela Tempest) and non-fiction since 2000. Connect with her on FB @KentsteadMedia @TheDoctrineLadyBlog @AngelaTempestAuthor and IG @KentsteadMedia @TheDoctrineLady @AngelaTempestAuthor!
Want to Join Our Team?
Do you have editing, audio, video, web-design, proof-reading, or other skills that might benefit our team? Bethany is looking for qualified helpers! Is it you?