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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. This is not a compilation, this is the magnum opus of the tales. At least until he decides to top himself. I must admit that I had a slight problem with the style. I tend to be a cut-to-the-chase sort of reader, while this novel beautifully replicates the style of the Old West tall tale, complete with vernacular and vocabulary of dubious parentage.
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Despite my impatience, the story unfolded and kept me trying to guess ahead and guessing consistently wrong -- Rand doesn't take the well-trampled path. I had some trouble with the humor. Old West humor, especially in tall tales, tends to run in the general direction of slapstick, while I prefer my humor drier, with a twist of lemon, stirred not shaken.
If it hadn't, I wouldn't have given it four stars. So I urge you to belly up to the bar and read this yarn about invading Martians who look like chickens with lips and talk like surfer dudes. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Set up a giveaway. Feedback If you need help or have a question for Customer Service, contact us.
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They publish in both e-book and print formats, and if they bought it, my friends and family could finally stop reading the darn thing one by one from a three-ring binder. I am so pleased to be a part of such a vibrant and growing publishing house, and to know that Thin Ice has finally found the best home possible for it In The Garden. Fire Study , the third novel by Maria V. James Morrow's latest novel is out. He is currently touring with The Philosopher's Apprentice.
Voting ends March 15 for Round 2. Monica Spence has a new website at http: Opatka-Metzgar has a new project called Emma's Wetlands Adventures. Goblin War by Jim C. Hines My path was a rocky one, to say the least. Things started out well. One of my early stories, "Blade of the Bunny," won first place in the Writers of the Future contest. They flew me out to L. I figured I was on my way, and rejection would be a thing of the past. You may laugh now, if you want. Years later, after collecting several hundred rejections, I wrote a book called Goblin Quest.
I sent it out to the major publishers and some agents. So I started the next book. Then, about 18 months later, I was talking to an editor I had worked with who was now acquiring for a small library press called Five Star. I asked him if he'd be interested, sent the book, and voila -- he wanted it. I withdrew the book from the one or two publishers who were still sitting on it after 18 months, and life was good.
That was the plan, at least. The reality was that one publisher apparently didn't get my letter. After the Five Star edition came out -- 2.
I did what any rational author would have done. The book was already out, but Five Star only does hardcovers, which meant the mass market paperback rights were still available and maybe this could still work! My friends kicked some sense into me and told me to talk to an agent, which I did. Steve did his best, but the deal fell apart. I grew very depressed and moped around the house feeling sorry for myself for about a month.
Steve then kicked my butt and told me to write a second goblin book. He turned around and sold both books to DAW , for a better advance than the original publisher had offered. It's not how I'd recommend breaking in, but it worked. On March 4, my third goblin book came out. Goblin War is a humorous fantasy about a nearsighted goblin named Jig and his pet fire-spider Smudge who find themselves dragged into a war between humans and monsters.
We've sold three more books to DAW in a new series. Look for The Stepsister Scheme in January You can find reviews for my goblin trilogy here and you can find me at my website http: Monday, March 10, Romance Book Junction. I joined a great new site for romance readers and writers called Romance Book Junction. It's growing quite quickly. Ceres also did a voiceover for the SF animated short Star Freighter: Landry Gaines has a new website. The conference is open to the public. Hope to see some of you there this summer! Friday, March 07, E-mail vs. Yesterday I caught up on submitting and querying my completed projects.
I am way behind for - only 21 subs thusfar. I aim for the 'Buckell ' each year. While recording my new subs, I went back through to label the one-year non-responders. It was nice to see there were none for March; February only had two; but January had six. I noticed something else during the search back through all of these records: My ratio of email to post subs is 2 to 1.
This would be closer to 3 to 1 if I took out all of the agent queries, partials, and fulls from last year. I suppose it's because I subconsciously place markets into two categories: For good or for bad, I put post-only markets at the bottom of my submissions list, sometimes never even getting to them before the project sells. Anyone else follow this same electronic submission trend? Heidi Ruby Miller , submissions , Buckell You want a publishing story?
I did win a few contests here and there, but, again, nothing serious. But I continued to write. From there, I moved up to policy and procedures manuals for organizations and government-type places. And yes, it is as boring as it sounds. Then I got a job as a journalist for the local newspaper. In the mean time, I continued to write my fiction stories and started expanding them into books. My next gig was as an editor for a now-defunct e-publisher. After I edited over three-dozen novels for them, I submitted my own. The Path to Orenda Clu was picked up and I began my journey as a novelist.
It was a short-lived trip as the company closed less than a week after my book came out. And I continued to study and learn the craft.
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This is a contemporary shape-shifter anthology of which I am one of three of authors. It was incredibly fun to write and we plan to do an anthology each year with them. They come out as both e-book and trade paperback at the same time. In the meantime, I continue to write, mostly fantasy or futuristics, and am excited to be able to hold a book in my hand that has my name on it. Do not ever give up. But if you keep trying, who knows? One day, you might have that thrill of holding a book of your own too. You can find me online at my blog: Aleksia Matthews is an asteroid assayer who would like nothing better than to be left alone.
Her life is soon turned upside down when a band of ruthless pirates attack her ship. She manages to escape, but fears the worst for her brother. When she literally runs into a stranger, Jason Cole she knows she has met the perfect partner—in more ways than one. There are never any survivors—until now.
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It is up to him to keep Ali alive and out of trouble until the gang can be captured, and maybe longer. While growing up, Sunny Clark never felt like she fit in with the others in her school. She was always a little overweight, always a little too independent, and a shape shifter. She was also in love with her neighbor, David Maxwell. But he was one of the in crowd, and she wasn't. When she returns for a reunion, many things have changed, but not her feelings for David. Unfortunately, the alpha female doesn't want Sunny around and sets out to make sure she knows it.
But Sunny is no longer the shy little puppy she once was and the pecking order is about to change. Vicky Burkholder's "Who's Your Alpha? Posted by Heidi Ruby Miller at 7: Well, aside from traveling to Canada once or twice a year to see my family - I've been to San Francisco, Washington D. I actually have Tetley tea smuggled down from Canada, since it's a different blend here. I love peppermint tea along with green tea and various herbals. I have a plethora of books going at any one time.
Seems to be about one or two to a room. Steven Pressfield , Patricia Briggs , various writing magazines and books.
And that's just the bathroom! Not as much as I should be. Which is, to say, nil. We just purchased a Wii over the holidays and am looking forward to getting the Wii Fit game which should help take a few pounds off the writing behind I've developed. Winter Olympics are my fav - curling, hockey Ray Bradbury and Isaac Asimov - the masters of short stories. A rabid reader almost from birth, she attended Sheridan College in Oakville, graduating in in Media Arts Writing. During her fifteen years of working in private security she was stationed at the United States Consulate in Toronto; various Consuls' residences as well as many hospitals in the Greater Toronto Area.
She received training in many fields, along with being certified to carry a firearm while working as an armed security officer.