Not much to report this month. I have seven stories out in circulation, so hopefully
some good news will come out of it.
Jason M. Waltz of Rogue Blades Entertainment has released an excellent new book titled
Writing Fantasy Heroes: Powerful Advice From the Pros. In it he has gathered some
of the leading authors in the field, each bringing their own perspective on what
defines a hero. Among those contributing to this volume are Janet and Chris Morris,
Glen Cook, Orson Scott Card, Cecelia Holland, C. L. Werner and more, including an
introduction by Steven Erikson. If you are an author wanting to take their craft
to the next level, or merely wish to read how these established writers work, then
this book is definitely for you.
The Blog That Time Forgot, an excellent site for all things fantasy and S&S, reviewed
some works I have appeared in, as well as my graphic novel The Marsh God, based on
the short storyof the same name.
What’s New - February 2013 - cont.
My short story Anezka, about the final days of the great Carthaginian general, Hannibal
Barca, will be presented as a podcast at Tales of Old sometime in the near future.
This is my first sale to a podcast, so I’ll be interested to hear how it comes out.
Anezka originally appeared in Paradox: The Magazine of Historical and Speculative
Fiction, and was reprinted a couple years back in Comets and Criminals. Tales of
Oldfeatures stories set in the historical and alternate history genres, and is definitely
worth a listen.