Friday, November 16, 2007

Bulletins & Other News: Nov. 16, 2007

Chaos and Reunion - Last Episode of Book 5 Posted! Tomorrow, Book 6 in entirety!
In appreciation of all of you dear readers who have hung around for oh, about 6 months now, the last chapter of Chaos and Reunion will be posted in one piece tomorrow evening.

I'd really like to know what you think about this book, so here's the deal: I'll send you a free PDF of Chaos and Reunion (including the Appendix) if you send me a cogent review, your email address, and permission to quote you on the jacket when the book is published. (I'm waiting on pins and needles!)

And thank you, thank, you, thank you. Your interest has been very encouraging. ~ Roberta"

Epic Universe - Epic Continues to Rise
Lee Stephen's Epic series has become the new best-selling independently-published sci-fi series on Amazon. "It's a fantastic feeling," said Stephen. "This has been an inspired effort since day one, and it's great to see such positive results." Read more in the latest Epic Universe blog.

Authors of Myspace - Arctic Wolf Publishing is Accepting Book, Graphic Novel Subs
Just wanted to let you know that there is a new publishing company that is trying to give beginning authors a chance. This is a real traditional publisher... no fees... just a reasonable contract. They like graphic novels, but will accept traditional MS's as well . |

Dark Horse Comics - Blade of the Immortal Essay Contest
"We've drummed up a great essay contest with some sweet prizes--all you have to do is tell us how the popular manga series Blade of the Immortal has affected YOU. Tell us your story. Who's your favorite character and why? How has studying Hiroaki Samura's techniques changed your own work? In short: tell us how Blade of the Immortal has made an impression on you in 400 words or less. The top four selected essay winners will receive our grand prize--complete trade sets of Blade of the Immortal (Vol. 1 - 17). So read the fine print, put on your thinking caps, and have fun writing. Good luck! " Click HERE to enter!

Eric Powell (The Goon) will be signing at Bridge City Comics on Friday, November 16 from 6 pm - 9 pm.
On Saturday, November 17, Rick Remender (Fear Agent) and Adam Gallardo (Gear School) will be signing at Cosmic Monkey Comics from 1 - 3 pm.

The Spiderwick Chronicles - All new THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES website launched!
Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies present The Spiderwick Chronicles brand new website,

13Human Souls - November 13th Edition of 13Human Soul
You can find it here:

Jon Armstrong - The Free Book Podcast of Grey is Complete
"The Free Podcast of Grey, my sci-fi novel, published by NightShade Books last Feb, is complete. Get it at Jon or subscribe at iTunes or Podiobooks. Enjoy ~ Jon"

Gary Starta - Murder By Association - crime novella now available
"As Boston's most lethal serial killer jeopardizes the city's anniversary celebration, CSI Detective Stanford Carter desperately fights for forensic clues to nail the perp. But the "Plunger" after stabbing his victims through the heart, leaves only Tarot cards as evidence. The mayor demanding an arrest is also keeping a secret. Soon, something even more dangerous threatens the city. Carter must find out what it is before it steals his sanity and the life of the woman he loves."
See it at

And check out "Blood Web" available now at amazon:

Kevin Lucia - Short Stories Published At Twisted Ink
"Hey folks, three of my shorts stories are now up at Twisted Ink Webzine, a webzine published by The University of Montana Western."
"Making A Difference", "Breathe", & "Death Takes Flight" ~ Kevin Lucia -

2008 Coach's Midnight Diner Opens for Submissions
"Hey folks, Coach's Midnight Diner: Second Edition, (not the official title), is opening for submissions November 15th, and will be released around October 2008. See blog for more details."

News worth reposting:
The Pyromantics - The WINNER of The Pyromantics Halloween Tale 2007
"First of all I'd like to say a big thankyou to everyone for making the competition a success. We had a much bigger response that we expected, and it's awesome so thank you. Now we actually realize how many ace writers we have in our group and feel very priviledged. BIG SCARY THANKYOU to one and all. If you haven't already please check out and read the winning entry 'The Observations of Doctor Briant' by K.C.T. Webber and leave Kenneth some comments. I'm sure he'd appreciate it. Also, don't forget we've got tons of other great stories to be read! ~ Cat"

Tor Books - 11/13 Releases from Tor Books
Chronicles of the Black Company by Glen Cook
Confessor by Terry Goodkind
Eifelheim by Michael Flynn
Futures from Nature by Henry Gee
Pirate Freedom by Gene Wolfe
Voices From the Street by Philip K. Dick
Click here for all Tor/Forge releases.
Enjoy the rest of your day! ~ Tor Books | | | Facebook Group |

Geralyn Beauchamp - WOWZERS! A WEBSITE!
"Mine to be exact. At long last, my very own! (that would be said in my best Daffy Duck) (minus the spittle) Ahhhhhhhh it is great to have someplace to send folks. Have you shared your website with your myspace friends? Go check out my blog to see what else I think about websites! Or, you can just go check out the website. I like things simple and my designer came up with just that ~ Geralyn"

Plague - Plague: Training Yard
The third part of chapter 9 is posted at:

Graveside Tales - Preorder Fried! Fast Food, Slow Deaths and receive FREE S&H
FRIED! FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATHS edited by Colleen Morris & Joel A. Sutherland $14.95. Click here for FREE SHIPPING & HANDLING.

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Nick Lyons - New Book Press Release
"Press release for FIREBREATHING FANTASY TRIVIA ~ Flame On!"

"Newington, CT. – Fantasy fans will soon have a new way to test their knowledge with the new release from Ladder Press, Firebreathing Fantasy Trivia.
Inside these pages, readers will find hundreds of trivia, clue, fill-in-the-blank, and multiple choice questions. In addition, there are drawing and acting games for two or more players. From Potter, Pirates, and Princesses to Muppets, Magic, and Monty Python, this trivia book contains questions from timeless Fantasy film and television classics to new favorites."

FIRBREATHING FANTASY TRIVIA is available at Nick's first book ATTACK OF THE SCI-FI TRIVIA is also available at Amazon.

Are We Alone? - Next show available November 12, 2007 - "Skeptical Sunday: Risky Business"
"Find out why we worry about all the wrong things and don't fret enough about things that really are a threat, as we examine the science - and psychology - of risk." Featured guests:

More details can be found at: Give it a listen:

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