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January 11th, 2002, 10:41 PM
Just curious. :-)

January 11th, 2002, 10:48 PM
Yes, I have published thee novels and a collection of short fiction, all in the SF/Fantasy genre. Excerpts from all four books can be found right HERE (http://www.sffworld.com/authors/c/cladingboel_neil_charles/synopsis/talespin.html) at sffworld.com! http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/smile.gif

January 12th, 2002, 05:51 PM
My first novel, The Road To Kotaishi, was released last June. It, too, has an excerpt (http://sffworld.com/authors/r/radthorne_kevin/excerpts/roadtokotaishi.html) here at sffworld. You can also read the entire first chapter on my website at www.sff.net/people/radthorne (http://www.sff.net/people/radthorne).

Kevin Radthorne

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Gary Wassner
January 15th, 2002, 08:08 AM
yes for me as well. my first novel, GemQuest, the Twins, was published last may. sffworld reviewed it officially if you want to read what they had to say. my second in the series is with my agent in search of a different publisher, and the third will be complete in a few weeks.

Gary Wassner
January 15th, 2002, 08:12 AM
sorry to post again on the same topic, but i forgot to say that if you want to read more about me and my books, go to my website: http://www.sff.net/people/gary-wassner/
i am not a very efficent self-promoter.

January 15th, 2002, 10:14 AM
Five novels last year, all of which are reviewed and excerpted here. The Kaska Trilogy is SF and The Chronicles of Zusalem is pure fantasy. My website is: http://rieserbooks.homestead.com/rieserbooks.html

I also write short stories and articles, some of which can be seen here. If you want to see more, please go to: scifantastic.tripod.com where I run a column called Musings from the Void.

Assuming you are a novice or struggling author, email me and I'll try to help you get things going.

January 15th, 2002, 03:10 PM
Oh, you're not too bad, Gary. I used you as a model when I was figuring out how to do my own promotion! Even got an account at sff.net http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/smile.gif

Kevin Radthorne
www.sff.net/people/radthorne (http://www.sff.net/people/radthorne)

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Gary Wassner
January 16th, 2002, 03:46 AM
glad i could be of some help, though i am surprised since i really have done so little to promote my books myself. by the way, have you read GemQuest? we certainly could help one another too by encouraging people to buy our books. i find it very difficult to even call a book store and try to arrange a personal appearance or signing. people can be so rude and unapproachable at some of the big stores.
it would be nice if there was a forum where all the participants could take turns reading each others books. without a publisher pushing an author, it is so hard to make any headway with the public, regardless of the quality of the book!

Gary Wassner
January 16th, 2002, 03:50 AM
by the way, kevin, that's nice cover art! very peaceful.

January 16th, 2002, 05:57 AM
I had a look at your links. All those novels seems really interesting. I think I would like to read some of them at some time. http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/smile.gif

But some of your books are also really expensive. Especially 'GemQuest' and 'The Road To Kotaishi.' Are those hardcover editions or something?

I don't mean to sound demeaning or demanding, or imply that the books lack worth or anything. I've just never bought a hardcover edition before and would not start doing so for an author I haven't read before. I mean, for the $33.95 that the 700 pages of 'The Road to Kotaishi' would cost, I could get 2 or 3 paperbacks of 800-900 pages in Tad Williams' Otherland series instead.

Yeah, I know, it's probably not a fair comparison. Sorry http://www.sffworld.com/ubb/frown.gif. Tad Williams is a very well known writer and his book is most likely printed and distributed in massive quantities. Still, I just had to raise the subject.

It must be dreadfully hard to make it as a new writer with such competition.