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    Sue Dent, great honor, I just started Never Cease, awesome, I absolutely love vampires. Have you ever read Twilight?

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    I'm the one who is honored! Thank you so much! I've not read twilight and have absolutely got to get Forever Richard to my editor like, "yesterday!" I am trying to squeeze Eric Wilson's Dark to Mortal Eyes in because he gave such a resounding review of Never Ceese on Amazon.

    I do so love Vampire/Werewolf fantasy and so wanted to add my own focus to it. I was flabbergasted when it got short-listed for a Bram Stoker award this year. I honestly never expected it. Then to have the ACFW vote it book of the month of April.

    I'll tell you, I was very nervous with this being my first published work but my editor was awesome and God is good and I do give praise where it is due.

    Oh, do let me know what you think once you've finished!

    At least you won't have to wait long for Forever Richard.

    And hey back at ya' Wayne Batson.

    This thread rocks!

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    Well Twilight is one of my favorites, I actually got to meet Stephenie Meyers a week ago, and was even taped for Today Show while at the signing, I'm not bragging. Anyone interested, I may be on the final cut, when the segment is shown before an interview with the author, tomorrow morning on the Today Show on NBC. I'm really excited to see it, but afraid at the same time. Watch for me the boy in the black cloak! heh

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    Talking

    • Name or User Name Melissa
    • Interests/Hobbies God, Jesus, Church, English Grammar & Vocabulary, Spanish, sign language, DIOM forum, deck tennis, slamball, word searches...
    • Have you read The Door Within Trilogy or not? Not yet. I plan to though.
    • Have you read Isle of Swords or not? Same as above.
    • Your "Gateway" book--ie, the fantasy book that ushered you into a love for the fantasy genre. Um...I haven't really been ushered yet, but I do like Raising Dragons by Bryan Davis.
    • Anything else you want to share. Hmm... I'm insane!

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    • Name or User Name: Sue Dent
    • Interests/Hobbies: hijacking Wayne Batson's threads to talk about my book when I see someone posting has mantioned it. LOL Sorry Wayne--the thread was waaaaaaay to long for me to follow.
    • Have you read The Door Within Trilogy or not? Have you read Never Ceese or not. Oh, this is your thread. Okay, or not! Because I'm too busy writing.
    • Have you read Isle of Swords or not?Same a above!
    • Your "Gateway" book--ie, the fantasy book that ushered you into a love for the fantasy genre. So many but Roger Zelazny's Chronicle's of Amber is a favorite of mine.
    • Anything else you want to share: You have no idea but for the sake of not hijacking your thread further, I'll keep it all bottled up inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FOG View Post
    • Name or User Name Melissa
    • Interests/Hobbies God, Jesus, Church, English Grammar & Vocabulary, Spanish, sign language, DIOM forum, deck tennis, slamball, word searches...
    • Have you read The Door Within Trilogy or not? Not yet. I plan to though.
    • Have you read Isle of Swords or not? Same as above.
    • Your "Gateway" book--ie, the fantasy book that ushered you into a love for the fantasy genre. Um...I haven't really been ushered yet, but I do like Raising Dragons by Bryan Davis.
    • Anything else you want to share. Hmm... I'm insane!
    Hi Fog! I go on the Diom forum too!!!!!! Nice to see you! Hope you get to read Isle of Swords and Door Within very soon, they are excellent. Just finished Never Cease, Sue Dent, what a great vampire novel, we need more like this in the Christian market, but I'm glad for one, one that is good. Man I love vampires so much! *waits for wierd stares*

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    *waits for wierd stares*

    You won't get any from me!!

    Oooops sorry Wayne. Wayne's such a nice host, isn't he?

    And I promise you this, once I get Forever Richard finished, I'll go check out your stuff Wayne. I promise. My answers were kind of flighty and I think you deserve better than that! Well, of course you do!

    Later,
    Sue

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    Name or User Name:Rose Took
    Interests/Hobbies:Writing Fiction, Reading, Learning, Dancing, the list can go on and on!
    Have you read The Door Within Trilogy or not?Yes, I've read it! It's totally awesome!
    Have you read Isle of Swords or not?I read the Isle of Swords two times since I got it. I really enjoy it!
    Your "Gateway" book--ie, the fantasy book that ushered you into a love for the fantasy genre--: It was definately Mariel of Redwall
    Anything else you want to share: I want to become an author of children's fantasy and be an archaelogist!

    I guess that all for now!
    Last edited by Miss Rose Took; December 7th, 2007 at 02:15 PM.

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    Welcome, Bramblerose! Cool name.

    And if you're an aspiring author, you've come to the right place. Lots of shop talk here.

    Never alone.

    -WtB

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    Big Fan!

    Hello Wayne Batson! Huge fan of all things fantasy, and I greatly enjoy your books! (I can't wait to read Isle of Fire!)
    What I like to do:
    read all sorts of books, fantasy, sci-fi, adventure, (I enjoy the Alex Rider Adventures) and write poems, think about writing my own book, and study biblical history!
    I've read all your books so far!
    my gateway book was the The Lord of the Rings, which I read before the Hobbit. after that, I started reading everything fantasy!
    layta!

    Warrior Jake,
    Defender of the Truth,
    and a servant of the Everlasting King!

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    Hiii everyone! :]]

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    Alayna Samson :]] Hii!!
    • Interests/Hobbies
    I am absolutely obsessed with music and reading.. my favorite music is so scattered.. I love hardcore and folk and bluegrass and blues and jazz and southern rock. It's really rather confusing... reading.. I mainly like fantasy books. Yep.
    • Have you read The Door Within Trilogy or not?
    I've read The Door Within and I'm halfway through Rise of the Wyrm Lord.. my best friend's little brother knew that I liked fantasy novels.. cause he saw me reading Brisingr and he was like, "ALAYNA!! YOU HAVE TO READ THIS SERIES!!! It's just as good as any other fantasy series.. except, the author is a Christian and you can SO tell, it's awesome." I was out of books to read, so I was like.. "Hey! Why not?" And uh.. I love it! So much. He just gave them to me on Friday night......and it's Sunday night.. haha.
    • Have you read Isle of Swords or not?
    I just found out about it tonight!! BUUUUT I will be getting them as soon as I finish TDW series!
    • Your "Gateway" book--ie, the fantasy book that ushered you into a love for the fantasy genre.
    When I was in first grade (WAAAY too long ago, man I'm getting old) I read The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.. and that's where it kind of started.. but a few years ago I started reading Harry Potter.. and it kind of snowballed from there!! :]
    • Anything else you want to share.
    I'm really friendly and I really like meeting new people.. so message me or something. :]]
    Last edited by Alayna; November 17th, 2008 at 12:29 AM.

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    I can't believe it took me this long to find this sub-forum. I actually was looking into novels/series by Batson as a result of taking up a recommendation to browse Jefferson Scott's website (Where the Map Ends). As a result I picked up two books by Leathel Grody and was looking through some more when I saw a name I recognized from sffworld: Wayne Batson. I came back here and, yep, in the authors sub-forum. I've been hoping to write fantasy fiction for a long time and only recently (past 3-4 years) started reading it again in the hopes of picking up useful tips while staying away from ideas that have already been well developed elsewhere. Much to my chagrin, the entire genre seems to have been dominated by the "gritty realism" trend. Whatever happened to a truly inspiring story characterized only by it's grandeur? Well, anyway, its good to finally find an entire group of folks involved in the genre and using it to reflect the one true greatness.

    Maran 'athβ'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrior Jake View Post
    Hello Wayne Batson! Huge fan of all things fantasy, and I greatly enjoy your books! (I can't wait to read Isle of Fire!)
    What I like to do:
    read all sorts of books, fantasy, sci-fi, adventure, (I enjoy the Alex Rider Adventures) and write poems, think about writing my own book, and study biblical history!
    I've read all your books so far!
    my gateway book was the The Lord of the Rings, which I read before the Hobbit. after that, I started reading everything fantasy!
    layta!

    Warrior Jake,
    Defender of the Truth,
    and a servant of the Everlasting King!
    Hi, Warrior Jake

    Sorry I took so long to get back to this forum. Thanks for popping in. We definitely share a love for LOTR. Glad to hear you liked the Door Within books! Thanks for reading them.

    Never alone.

    -WtB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alayna View Post
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    • Have you read The Door Within Trilogy or not?
    I've read The Door Within and I'm halfway through Rise of the Wyrm Lord.. my best friend's little brother knew that I liked fantasy novels.. cause he saw me reading Brisingr and he was like, "ALAYNA!! YOU HAVE TO READ THIS SERIES!!! It's just as good as any other fantasy series.. except, the author is a Christian and you can SO tell, it's awesome." I was out of books to read, so I was like.. "Hey! Why not?" And uh.. I love it! So much. He just gave them to me on Friday night......and it's Sunday night.. haha.
    ]]
    HI, Alayna

    Again, I apologize for not visiting this forum enough. I've been immersed in a new writing project, as well as, the Christmas season. I'm glad you like the books so far. Hope they give you at least a week of entertainment. LOL

    Never alone.

    -WtB

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterWilliam View Post
    I can't believe it took me this long to find this sub-forum. I actually was looking into novels/series by Batson as a result of taking up a recommendation to browse Jefferson Scott's website (Where the Map Ends). As a result I picked up two books by Leathel Grody and was looking through some more when I saw a name I recognized from sffworld: Wayne Batson. I came back here and, yep, in the authors sub-forum. I've been hoping to write fantasy fiction for a long time and only recently (past 3-4 years) started reading it again in the hopes of picking up useful tips while staying away from ideas that have already been well developed elsewhere. Much to my chagrin, the entire genre seems to have been dominated by the "gritty realism" trend. Whatever happened to a truly inspiring story characterized only by it's grandeur? Well, anyway, its good to finally find an entire group of folks involved in the genre and using it to reflect the one true greatness.

    Maran 'athβ'
    Pete
    Hey, Pete

    I know what you mean. A lot of the new fantasy being churned out for adults is borderline horror/porn/fantasy. Seriously, who needs that? There's enough of that stuff elsewhere. I don't need it mixed into my entertainment. There's actually a growing group of traditional/epic/heroic fantasy writers; some are Christian themed, other maybe not as much but still very worthy writers. Allison Croggon and Tad Williams are two trustworthy authors here at SFFW.

    If you're looking for YA fiction, check out: Christopher Hopper, Donita K. Paul, LB Graham, Bryan Davis, Jonathan Rogers, Eric Reinhold, Chris and Alan Miller, Patrick Carman, Barkley Briggs, and Jenny Nimmo.

    Never alone.

    WtB

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