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  1. Sequel hits stores

    Looks like some stores are receiving copies of Shadow's Lure.

    This is the sequel to Shadow's Son, continuing the story of Caim the Knife and his ethereal friend, Kit.

    "Searching for the truth behind the murder and disappearance of his parents, Caim discovers a land in thrall to the Shadow. But there are some things a son of the Shadow cannot ignore, and some fights from which he canít run. In this battle, all of Caimís strength and skill wonít be enough. For none ...
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  2. The Joy of Royalty Statements...

    by , May 25th, 2011 at 10:38 PM (Snappy Blog Title TK)
    Got the first royalty statement for State of Horror: Texas today. It's just out and sales are starting to come in, we'll see if things pick up and in the meantime, keeping at work. For an anthology with five stories it's doing pretty well, I think. (Trying to keep my expectations low based on intimations from Bird by Bird, among others. Hope I can think of something else to promote the story and anthology but for now that's in the germinating stage.

    I got comments on a rejected ...

    Updated May 31st, 2011 at 07:43 PM by expatrie

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  3. Prologue: S.O.S.

    There was a deeply cold, almost hollow presence to the room, despite the infinite jumble of tattered wires that ran the murky depths of the station through and through. Each long corridor, filled with refuse and rust, seemed as if it had been forgotten for centuries, as was the billowing plumes of dust that haunted the beams and girders of the station. The scene would have been completely dead and devoid had it not been for a rhythmic chatter of a modem in he midst of its digital song as it hummed ...
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  4. The Finishing of Chapter II and the End of the Ongoing Debate

    After listening to a high school band somewhere in the distance of White Oak practice their fight song for quite some time, I have finally finished Chapter II of the first book of my series. Finally. It seems as if it has taken me months, although I am sure that it has only been a few weeks. Who knows? I lose track of time all of the time.
    There is a very important scene in this chapter that marks the beginning of the true plot of this portion of the saga. And well, important scenes ...
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  5. To Publish or to Self-Publish? And a story of a dream.

    I'll give you the story of the dream first, considering that's the most interesting part: I awoke this afternoon from a very strange dream that Dr. Seuss had publicly given my story a very high rating. However, the newspapers and magazines could not find the rating, so I had to travel to a mansion in which Dr. Seuss lived to gain access to his archives so that the rating could be released. The first two strange things about this dream: Firstly, Dr. Seuss has been dead for years. Secondly, if ...
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  6. CDC finally begins preparations for zombies

    by , May 21st, 2011 at 09:17 AM (Snappy Blog Title TK)
    Including facebook apps, widgets, and all that other stuff I don't get.

    But anyway, at least they're finally admitting it could happen and are getting prepared for it, and preparing the public as well.

    (provided, of course, that today isn't the end of the world minus the zombies, then it was all a waste of time, just like my high school history class.)



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    Updated May 31st, 2011 at 09:12 PM by expatrie (added another snappy comment.)

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  7. Win an advanced copy

    Hey gang,
    I am giving away an advanced copy of SHADOW'S LURE. Just swing by my website for details.
    http://jonsprunk.com/
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  8. Review on Juniper Grove :)

    I'd just like to take the time to thank Jaidis Shaw from Juniper Grove for her time and lovely review.

    http://junipergrove.wordpress.com/20...-of-the-demon/

    4/5 trees. Life is good!

    For those in the US, check out her site as she's got a give away going. There's only 3 copies of QOTD in the US (that I know of) so here's your chance!
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  9. Trudi Canavan signing

    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.
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  10. Into major book stores... well, book store :)

    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
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  11. For those of you who are familiar with CreatorofPreten

    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
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  12. Life imitates art imitates life imitates art imitates...

    by , May 18th, 2011 at 08:07 AM (Snappy Blog Title TK)
    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.

    --Brian.

    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

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  13. "Lufer-Ma'ar and the Otherworld" merchandise!

    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 ...
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  14. GRRM Has Made Me See the Light

    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.

    Please.

    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 ...
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  15. Works in progress

    The works I am presently outlining are:
    Prospekt's March
    The Queen of Arcadia
    Phantom
    Terminality

    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 ...
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