Was lucky to go to a Trudi Canavan book signing last night. Well attended: about 100 or so people.
I love watching book signings. What impressed me most was the way that there were young and old, male and female. Some families had travelled from Birmingham to Nottingham for the experience, a distance of about 50 miles.
Some were buying new books, some had brought their collections to sign, some had pristine copies, others had well used and battered favourites.
Confirmed... book signing on the 9th of July in Collins book store Northland Shopping Centre.
Copies of my actual book in store... will have to take a photo
CreatorofPreten is my other account. I couldn't find my password one day ... and then I wanted to change my username anyway ... but she and I are the same person. Just thought I should let people know that. I wasn't sure where to put it.
And yes, this is simply horrid sentence structure. LOL
Now that the news on Timothy Ray Brown has broken, (and presuming it holds up to scientific scrutiny), is anyone thinking of Virtual Light besides me? I seem to recall that character even had a "Ray" in their name.
P.S. Bonus points to whoever puts the hardcover page that oblique reference to the AIDS vaccine posited by Gibson appears, so I can look it up for myself.
Well, after (on the second try) remembering to grab my copy of Virtual
Updated May 31st, 2011 at 09:11 PM by expatrie
I sort of view this as an innovation. I've never before seen an author sell any merchandise aside from their novel, unless, of course, you are J.K. Rowling or Stephanie Meyer, but I'm a little guy in the literary world, and no big company is distributing my merchandise to major stores.
Now available on my website is a CafePress shop that I have titled "Otherworld Village."
There are three designs currently available that you can buy as either a t-shirt, hoodie, baseball
It has been quite some time since I've laid eyes upon these pages, but I know I've missed this place.
I've taken to listening to Mur Lafferty's "I Should Be Writing" podcasts (very enjoyable by the way) and in her last release she asked the world to write down what activities in their day were important to them in honesty (as in,don't write down what you THINK should be important, but write down what it is you actually DO with your time). Any moments you have in between
So Iíve read the first seven of Terry Goodkindís Sword of Truth books after watching and enjoying the TV show Legend of the Seeker which was based (loosely) on those books.
Donít judge me.
Of the seven I read, I really enjoyed two (Stone of Tears and Soul of the Fire) I thought three were okay (Wizardís First Rule, Blood of the Fold and Faith of the Fallen) and I really hated the other two (Temple of the Winds and The Pillars of Creation
The works I am presently outlining are:
The Queen of Arcadia
The first is a discourse on World War II, intelligence, and optimism. It will be a novel - and yes, it is based off an album by Coldplay. I doubt it will get published, but I would still love to write it.
The second is an ancient poem-style epic about the founding of civilization following the discovery of a DJ rig in a glade in Arcadia. It discusses
There is a member's area on my website that you can long into and participate in the forums or comment on my blog there.
The forum includes sections for discussion on my stories, Fantasy in general, and Off-Topic discussions. There is also an area for Fan Fiction, as long as the Copyright Laws are not violated, and an area where you can post your own short stories to share with my fans and with me for my own personal enjoyment. I always am delighted to read a follow writer's work.
Updated May 11th, 2011 at 07:22 PM by PeterWilliam
(siphon links (i.e. to another forum))
I published my short story, "Lufer-Ma'ar and the Otherworld" to the Short Stories section of this website. I love talking about my stories, and considering this is the place to do that, I will do so.
This story was inspired by an odd dream I'd had about sink faucet travel (it was a Benadryl induced dream, considering I have quite severe allergies, and Benadryl is infamous for strange, vivid dreams) and a story that a co-worker had told me about his son having a dream that a doctor
I would just like to introduce myself to all of the members sffworld.com.
My name is Arjay Murray, and am a writer of Surreal and Epic Fantasy. I have been practicing this art since the age of fourteen, and currently have two self-published* short stories available for free on my website.
I am planning to post those short stories to the forums, so that you can all enjoy them here.
Also, I am working on a series of Epic Fantasy novels, which I
Updated May 12th, 2011 at 09:16 PM by Arjay.Murray
(siphon links (i.e. to another forum))
I think I've finally hit on an angle for a readable blurb! I'm horrible at these kinds of things, and I just realized why: I've been trying to *describe* the story instead of *sell* the story!
Every time I started writing a blurb, I began at the beginning, which locked me down in the number of ways I could introduce things and made my book sound like a hundred others out there. But the "beginning" is a prologue (yeah, I know) and while it's very important to the story,
I'm trying to get my hands on Gath the Death Dealer's series by Frank Frazetta and the dude who created Spawn. Anyone know how to get at it?
Check out my interview with Pyr Books Editorial Director Lou Anders.
Well, it's no secret I send things out based on the theme calendars on duotrope and the condensed list based on it that I post here.
But one of the anthologies I submitted to had a great email from the editor that was sent to all the submitters at the close of the submissions period.
I asked Hollie if I could share it here and with her permission, here it is:
(Edit: This isn't the whole email, just the good bits about editing).
Originally Posted by Hollie Snider
A FEW QUESTIONS
Updated May 7th, 2011 at 01:37 PM by expatrie
(To revise it. The irony!)