Post from March, 2012

The Trilogy is Complete!

Tuesday, 27. March 2012 12:18

Finally got my author copies of Bloodsworn and I had to lay it down next to Bloodborn and Bloodforged just to see ‘em all together. Don’t they look fantastic? So pleased with Winona’s art and the overall look and feel of the series. I am also pleased at the critical reception it has received so far. Here’s hoping Bloodsworn does as well!

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The Black Gate Interview – Part One

Tuesday, 13. March 2012 17:53

Black Gate Magazine it putting up a multi-part interview with me about Jane Carver, writing in the Warhammer universe, and writing in general. Here’s a link to Part One.

Really enjoyed doing this, and there’s more to come. I’ll post the links to the other parts as they’re posted.

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Everybody Loves Jane

Sunday, 4. March 2012 11:40

As the release of Jane Carver of Waar is only two days away, I thought I’d compile all the reviews I’ve found so far. Not a bad one in the bunch. Can that possibly continue? I’ll keep you posted.

Publisher’s Weekly says, “An affectionate and often raunchy parody of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s John Carter of Mars books. Long mocks and critiques elements of space fantasy settings that a son of the Old South like John Carter would never have noticed.”

City Book Review says, “Jane Carver of Waar is a classic adventure novel and great fun. Think of it as a Burroughs homage by an accomplished modern fantasy writer.”

Cleveland.com says, “A devilishly entertaining homage to Edgar Rice Burroughs.”

Thinking About Books says, “Put all this together and Jane Carver of Waar takes itself seriously, showing our heroine as a fish out of water and trying to avoid death at every turn. This is not a parody intent on mocking ERB-style Barsoom fantasy novels. Unlike the originals, this has a coherent plot and good character development.”

If anyone sees any more reviews out there that I’ve missed, please let me know!

 

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Crossing the Streams – My Contest Winners

Saturday, 3. March 2012 10:10

What a lot of amazing entries I received. I learned a lot about a lot of sci-fi and fantasy heroines who I knew nothing about, and in the process added considerably to my ‘to be read’ pile. Thanks to everyone who entered. You are an inspiring bunch. It was very difficult to pick just one to be the winner, so I’m glad we added a random draw prize as well, so another deserving entrant could win.

The winner of the random draw was Benjamin King, of Indiana. Thanks, Ben! You’ll be getting your book shortly.

The winner of the “Favorite Heroine” part of the contest was Steve Drew, of Oklahoma, who’s entry about reading with his daughter moved me, and reminded me that the best fantasy gets you thinking as well as giving you a thrill. But, uh, don’t read Jane with your daughter, Steve. It’ll just embarrass both of you.

Here’s what Steve wrote:

My favorite heroine in a SF / Fantasy series is Thorn Harvestar from Jeff Smith’s BONE series.  It may seem like an odd choice, but the BONE collection is the first true Fantasy book that I was able to share with my eight-year-old daughter.  We read through it every evening for weeks – going over both fun and serious topics throughout the evening.  When we finished, my daughter reflected on Thorn’s bravery, intelligence, strength and friendship – hoping that some day she could be like that as well.

It was at that point I realized what an exceptional role model and protagonist Jeff Smith developed in these stories.  Through Thorn, I was able to bond with my daughter over a wide range of subjects.  I’ve read countless novels over the years about heroines in SF/F worlds – this was the first that bridged the gap to reality and enhanced my life.  For that, I’m grateful to the BONE series and the character that Jeff Smith developed.

Thanks again to everyone who entered, and to Ari Marmell for putting this contest together, as well as all the other writers who participated. This was a great event. Let’s do it again some time!

The ultra, super, mega winner will be announced in a few days. One lucky entrant picked from all the contests to receive all the books. Who will it be? Stay tuned and find out!

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All Streams Crossed – The Contest is now closed

Thursday, 1. March 2012 0:06

It is just past midnight here on the west coast, so it’s officially March 1st, and the Crossing the Streams Contest is now closed. No more entries will be accepted as of now.

Thanks to all who entered! It will take me and the other others a few days to figure out our winners, so bear with us. We will announce the results soon.

Thanks!

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