News Post 573

This just in from Rick Copple:
Can you believe it? I’ve written enough short stories and flash fictions over the past five years to fill a full novel-length book! And so what did I do? I made a book, naturally.

Introducing Ethereal Worlds, an anthology of 23 space-opera-style science fiction and fantasy stories written and appearing in magazines between 2006 and 2010. Two of the stories have never appeared anywhere before, and one is set to come out in ResAliens around the beginning of 2011.

More info at http://blog.rlcopple.com/?p=302

Terri Main has created a new webpage for her novel Dark Side of the Moon, complete with a moon map and much more:

Check out the new Spirit Blade blog from Paeter Frandsen:

I was looking around for more news items to fill up a post and then I realised there's quite a lot, ahem, about me. Kinda embarrassing, but I'm glad to have my friends at NAF and Splashdown. Yesterday, Diane Graham pulled a sort of virtual "this is your life" on me at http://newauthors.wordpress.com/2010/12/28/a-little-more-grace/, and today brought more of the same plus a review of one of my novels: http://newauthors.wordpress.com/2010/12/29/anvil-review-faith-awakened-by-grace-bridges/ - Both links have two pages to look at AND you have the chance to win a bundle of Splashdown books all at once, so get over there.

The NAFsters didn't stop there, though. Keven Newsome reviewed Alpha Redemption by P.A. Baines at http://newauthors.wordpress.com/2010/12/29/an-unexpected-review/


News Post 572

Have you checked out the Lost Genre Guild's member directory? It's wonderful to see all the names and fields of interest. Are you on it? If not, you should think about joining. Click the About tab for information on how to do that.

The Splashdown Books newsletter is out. Check it out here, and sign up for future updates if you want to keep up to date with exciting new stuff from the Lost Genre.
Updates from Laser & Sword ezine:
The Great Search, Part Fifteen (http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/the-great-search-part-fifteen/)  Against Revelator's adviace, the Sword and the Dark Mystic meet at last.
The Emerald Avenger v. The Corruptibles (http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/the-emerald-avenger-v-the-corruptibles-part-fourteen/): Two crooked police officers take a most unusual trip downtown.
Day of Dread, Part Seven (http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/day-of-dread-part-seven/) Kendall officers Snyder a way out.


News Post 571

Mike Duran has started an intriguing discussion on the apparent dichotomy of theology and speculation:

He's also been interviewed about his upcoming book, The Resurrection, at I Smell Sheep.

Here's a podcast interview with Jeremy Bishop on his debut zombie apocalypse novel Torment:

R.L. Copple's new short story Dragon Stew is now available from Smashwords for $0.99:

Digital Dragon Magazine has created new landing pages for its two current serials, so you can easily catch up and follow along:
The North Star by Bryan Thomas Schmidt
Comet Born by Grace Bridges

Jennifer Hartz is running a contest to win copies of her upcoming book Future Saviour: Conception


News Post 570

News of the day!! Marcher Lord Press is going to reprint Sharon Hinck's Sword of Lyric trilogy: The Restorer and its sequels. With Kathy Tyers already on board at MLP, this is definitely another huge step - congratulations to all concerned!

Jaime Wright interviews Jim Rubart, author of Rooms:

The 2010 Pluto Award Winner has been announced:

A guest post by C.S. Lakin at Speculative Faith, concerning fairy tales:

A new review of the new edition of Sue Dent's Never Ceese:


News Post 569

Greg Mitchell is posting a new short story to go with his storyworld The Coming Evil - part one is here (see his blog's main page for the others, also already posted):

Jeremy Robinson is a guest on the Dead Robots Society podcast at
(warning: strong language in the first part) Jeremy comes in at around 14:00 and talks about his inspiring journey as a writer through self-publishing and independent publishing through to the mainstream. He talks a lot about marketing, and he's making a living from his writing so we'd do well to heed him.

Karina Fabian announced a new website tie-in to her latest fiction project:
The site itself, Zombie Death Extreme, is here:

This week's updates from Laser & Sword magazine:
The Great Search, Part Fourteen(http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/the-great-search-part-fourteen/): Markum and Janus get into a fight as the villains face increased risk of exposure:
The Emerald Avenger v. The Corruptibles, Part Thirteen (http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/the-emerald-avenger-v-the-corruptibles-part-thirteen/) A police car is pulled over and the occupants arrested.
Day of Dread, Part Six (http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/day-of-dread-part-six/) There's a ringer on A.L. Snyder's jury.


News Post 568

Fred Warren has a story published in the new WWC magazine Other Sheep, which definitely looks worth checking out. More details here:

A.M. Roelke scored an interview about her upcoming release, The Space Station Murders:

Jane Lebak's short space story A Rock for Christmas is now online:

Peculiar People are looking for submissions of a very specific nature for their collaborative Orphan Plane project, where children are sent to begin a new life in space. Open till January 9th. Details here:

The CSFF Blog Tour now has a page on Facebook:

John Otte discusses the latest movie adaptation of Voyage of the Dawn Treader:

And here's a new review of A Star Curiously Singing by Kerry Nietz:


News Post 567

Bryan Thomas Schmidt is posting excerpts from his upcoming space opera, The Worker Prince - said to recreate a Star Wars type feel. Here are the first two:

Millard Jones is giving away a copy of Eternity's Edge by Bryan Davis. Go here to enter:

New short stories online:
Spaced Out by R.L. Copple
El Nino: A Christmas Mystery with Carolyn Masters, by Terri Main
The Fairy Princess and the Troll, by Brandon Barr

From the Blogosphere:
At Speculative Faith: E. Stephen Burnett shares Lacy's story of how Lord of the Rings opened her spiritual eyes:

P.A. Baines is interviewed by Lena Nelson Dooley, with a chance to win his book:

Kat Heckenbach started a blog series on art she's doing for speculative fiction:


News Post 566

Karina's ready to go into action!
Here's an interview with Karina Fabian on her recent release Neeta Lyffe: Zombie Exterminator:
And more from Karina in a guest blog on zombies:

Teen author Jacob Parker is the focus in this homeschooling article:

Doctor Who's sonic screwdriver may be getting closer to reality, as demonstrated by UK scientists:

This week the CSFF blog tour is in full swing, with the focus on The Charlatan's Boy by Jonathan Rogers. Here are some of the posts, and they include links to more:

A new review of Rooms by James Rubart, from S. R. Van Ness:

A quick update from Greg Mitchell on The Coming Evil:


News Post 565

I just posted to http://museituppublishing.blogspot.com/2010/12/el-nino-christmas-mystery-with-carolyn_06.html a mini-mystery entitled El Nino. It features the characters from my upcoming novel Dark Side of the Moon, a cozy mystery set in a colony on the moon. Please stop by and leave a note. 

John Ottinger asked a bunch of his blogging friends what author they'd wish to meet, and what questions they'd ask: 

Donita K. Paul is a guest this week at Operation Encourage an Author:


News Post 564

Excuse the numbering mixup. Blogger assured me last week that there were already 563 posts on here, but it seems that was not the case! But it is now. Anyway, this post is all new. Lots of interviews lately!

Interview with P.A. Baines at Where The Map Ends:

Interview with Nick Giannaras at Teen Word Factory:

Interview with R.L. Copple at Walking on Water:

Interview with Grace Bridges yours truly at Roseanna White's blog:

Review of the print edition of Residential Aliens, issue 4:

Review of The God Hater by Bill Myers at TitleTrakk.com:

New release: Chase the Shadows by Brian Reaves (Kindle only):

Karina Fabian rounds up two reviews of Infinite Space, Infinite God II:


News Post 563

This week's serials from Laser & Sword:
With Captain Justice in the hospital, Commander Justice, Jr. investigates alone
The Emerald Avenger starts a fire with the goal of burning out two corrupt police officers
(http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/the-emerald-avenger-vs-the-corruptibles-part-eleven/) (The Emerald Avenger v. the Corruptibles, Part Eleven.)

Snyder meets a racketeer who has an offer for him. (http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/day-of-dread-part-four/) (Day of Dread, Part Four.)
Don't miss the new edition of Residential Aliens, with stories from L. S. King, Gary Raven, Lachlan David, Kurt Hyatt and Walt Staples. Go here: http://www.resaliens.com/

There's a short-form writing contest in several categories going on over at Holy Worlds, and the prizes are five copies of The Skin Map by Stephen Lawhead.

Walt Staples has a new story up at the Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. He claims it's not speculative, but I'm not convinced...

A new review of The Word Reclaimed by Steve Rzasa, from Krysti Kercher:


News Post 562

The first review for Frank Creed's new release, War of Attrition, has been posted at: http://www.amazon.com/War-Attrition-Frank-Creed/dp/1934284068/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1290826112&sr=1-3

Karina Fabian talks about her stories in Infinite Space, Infinite God II:

And here's a book review of the same from Fred Warren.

Also: don't miss the video trailer for Karina's other new book, Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator:

Check out this video interview of Marcher Lord Press author Marc Schooley, hosted by Cathi-Lyn Dyck:

Sarah Sawyer is doing a giveaway of The Charlatan's Boy by Jonathan Rogers.


Too much news! Here's more

Some stuff I forgot first time round.

The November edition of Digital Dragon Magazine appeared this week - head over there for your monthoy dose of cool stories. Yep, there's one of mine in there too :P also the North Star serial by Bryan Thomas Schmidt and a bunch of other great stuff.

The Christmas Booksigning Bash is on at the Christian Review of Books until December 7th. A number of LGG members have books there under the Speculative category:

Guest blog by R.J Anderson at Speculative Faith, on being published as a Christian in the mainstream:

New approach - lots of news!

Hi guys, and here we are back again by popular request. But it's not going to be the same-old same-old we've had before. I'll be moving back to one post a week with all the news, and hopefully some commentary on it as well rather than just dry links.

Without further ado, here is the amazing new trailer for To Darkness Fled by Jill Williamson - put together by several of her readers and members of the LGG. Well done guys!

Other news this week includes the release of the long-awaited Tales of the Dim Knight by Adam and Andrea Graham. Trust me, you don't want to miss this one. Check out their post on Top 10 Reasons to Love Tales of the Dim Knight. And be aware of the beverage ban, for your own safety!

Also newly appeared lately is War of Attrition by the legendary Frank Creed. This is an amazing book for sure, continuing right on from his award-winning debut Flashpoint. Plenty of heart-pounding action and heartfelt raw emotion in this one. Here's the link to grab it on Amazon.

Facebook News: Both the Lost Genre Guild and Speculative Faith have taken a new run at FB pages this week. The LGG one is here (or use the box at the left of the blog) and the Spec Faith one is here.
Both promise to be useful sources of updates and places to hang out and talk. Be sure you go over and "Like" them both - note that in the case of the LGG, this is a new page because the old one got overrun with spam and we couldn't remember who was the admin!

Diane Graham of the New Authors Fellowship has created an Anvil Review and Interview for Fred Warren, author of The Muse. Comment on either post for a chance to win one of two signed copies.

Bill McGrath announces the release of his novel Eretzel on Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Eretzel-Sword-Fire-ebook/dp/B0046LU8II

Sherry Thompson also got a review of Earthbow Vol. 2 at http://vantiltool.blogspot.com/2010/11/review-of-earthbow-volume-2.html by Forrest Schultz.

Guest Post, anyone?

If you'd like to write something for this blog, please get in touch! Make use of our wide readership and get yourself some exposure.


Spirit Blade interactive

From Paeter Frandsen:
This coming Saturday (Nov. 20th) I will be hosting a free live chat from 6-9pm (Mountain Standard Time) and listening to the special edition of "Spirit Blade" with whoever else has a copy!

Specifics are coming soon! Keep your eye on: http://www.spiritblade.net/chat

for up to date info on the event.

On Saturday, I'll give everyone a chance to log on at spiritiblade.net/chat (it will be really easy) and we'll all synchronize our audio at about 6:15 and then again after completing disc 1 (or the halfway point for you mp3 users).

If you haven't grabbed your copy of "Spirit Blade: Special Edition" yet, now is the time! I've never done anything like this before and I can't wait to hang out and interact with you, live!

I hope to see you there!

-Paeter Frandsen

Note: You can buy the MP3s for $10 US at http://www.spiritblade.net/ Don't leave it to the last minute as this is 2.5 hours of audio to download!


Reader Roll Call

Did anyone notice our little absence here? I was just wondering, because not one person has asked about it. I had to take a break due to publishing commitments, but now when considering starting up again, I have to ask myself, did anyone actually miss us? Sure it's been fun to put this blog together the last few years, but I was hoping to connect writers and readers in an effective manner. Have we been doing that? Have you found new authors or books by reading our updates?

So if you have been a regular reader here and would like to see us go on, please leave a comment. That's all. Just a quick "I'm here" will do. Thanks.


Laser & Sword update

http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/countdown-part-sixteen/ (Countdown, Part Sixteen)-Snyder and Kendall lead Dr. Rawlings back to Dread-with a surprising result.
http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/the-emerald-avenger-v-the-corruptibles-part-six/ (The Emerald Avenger v. the Corruptibles, Part Six): To get Zolgron to help him Dave has to connect to the Internet in an entirely new way.
http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/the-great-search-part-seven/ (The Great Search, Part Seven): Captain Justice and Commander Justice, Jr. look for clues.


Laser & Sword update

Small Packages searches for answers (The Great Search, Part Six.)
The Invisibility Master Wakes up in his new home (The Emerald Avenger v. the Corruptibles, Part Five)
Snyder and Kendall have the head of the ecoterror cell, but what are they going to do with her? (Countdown, Part Fifteen)


News for October 8th 2010

This week's updates from Laser & Sword Magazine:
The Justice Family and the SIB investigate a professor who put in a patent requet on an interdimensional portal  http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/the-great-search-part-five/ (The Great Search, Part Five)
The Emerald Avenger catches up with the Invisibility Master http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/the-emerald-avenger-v-the-corruptibles-part-four/  (The Emerald Avenger v. the Corruptibles, Part Four)
How can Snyder and Kendall get to Dr. Rawlings before she sends her doomsday message? http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/countdown-part-fourteen/  (Countdown, Part Fourteen)
New flash fiction by Ren Black at the New Authors' Fellowship:


News for October 4, 2010

For writers: The Afictionado ezine has posted summaries of workshops from the ACFW conference, among them these two from friends of speculative fiction:

Interview with Matt Koceich, author of The Sending, at Where The Map Ends:

EARTHBOW by Sherry Thompson - Part 2 out now:

Earthbow vol.1 (Narentan Tumults#2) (paperback)   http://tinyurl.com/y49h82m

Earthbow vol.2 (Narentan Tumults#2) (paperback)   http://amzn.to/8XXrVo

Earthbow (v.1&2) for Kindle                                   http://amzn.to/aimTRk          

Earthbow (v.1&2) for other electronic devices)         http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/12032

Product Descriptions (vols. 1 & 2)
And so begins the warleader's descent into darkness... Cenoc, the self-styled Lord of Latimus, learns of hidden treasures that can make him even more powerful. Few dare oppose his will, even as they witness his growing madness. However, a remnant stand in his way: a newly knighted young man who is torn between his mission and an overwhelming desire for revenge; an enchanter-initiate who finds himself facing terrors even greater than the danger of opposing Cenoc; a teen Outworlder from Earth who has been gifted with the Earthbow and told he will learn its purpose- just before his mentor abandons him. Return to the world of Narenta in the first installment of Sherry Thompson's Earthbow.

"This book is even better than Thompson's first book, which I really enjoyed." - Grant Lyle (refers to vol.1)

"In the thrilling conclusion to the second Narentan Tumult, can teen Outworlder Xander and his allies overcome the evil unleashed by the evil Cenoc?"  (refers to vol.2) 


News for October 1, 2010

Guildie Chris Solaas has been interviewed at Examiner.com about the writing life:

This week's update from Laser & Sword ezine:

The Great Search, Part Four (http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/the-great-search-part-four/) Captain Justice meets up with an old friend--and a new rival.
The Emerald Avenger v. The Corruptibles, Part Three (http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/the-emerald-avenger-v-the-corruptibles-part-three/) The Emerald Avenger meets the Invisibility Master's missiles.
Countdown, Part Thirteen (http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/countdown-part-thirteen/): Snyder and Kendall pursue the mad Dr. Rawlings.


News for September 29th 2010

This week is the CSFF blog tour for Venom and Song by Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper. Here are some preliminary posts; you can find more from their links.

Rebecca LuElla Miller
Sarah Sawyer
Krysti Kercher
Fred Warren

P.A. Baines makes appearances this week at the following blogs, each with a chance to win his book:
Book Readers Central
Operation Encourage an Author


News for September 26th 2010

An interview with Donita K. Paul, in which she talks about her new books:

At Speculative Faith, E. Stephen Burnett talks about real magic and fantasy:

And a follow-up from Rebecca LuElla Miller:

Scott Roche and Zach Ricks, two of the founders of Flying Island Press, have a podcast interview at 
(starts at 09:40)

Got an ereader? Two LGG member books are now available in multiple formats:
The Muse by Fred Warren
Alpha Redemption by P.A. Baines


News for September 24th 2010

This week's updates from Laser & Sword ezine:
http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/the-great-searchpart-three/ Jesse asks Revelator for advice, Revelator responds with reverse psychology. (The Great Search, Part Three)
http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/the-emerald-avenger-v-the-corruptibles-part-two/ The trap is bated (The Emerald Avenger v. The Corruptibles, Part Two)
http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/countdown-part-twelve/ Snyder and Dread have to work together to escape...but they don't have to like it. (Countdown, Part Twelve)
Steve Rzasa has posted a new short story based in the world of his novels. You can get it here:

Janalyn Voigt talks about creating fantasy worlds, and the tools of fantasy writers:

Here's an introduction to Bill Myers' upcoming release, The God Hater:
And a sample preview:


News for September 22nd 2010

Tosca Lee guest blogged at the New Authors' Fellowship, on how she got to being published:

P.A. Baines also guest blogged at Inkwell Inspirations on the topic of technology development:

Matt Koceich is a guest blogger at Speculative Faith, talking about House by Dekker and Peretti:

Interview with Jeff Gerke at AuthorCulture:


News for September 20th 2010

Checked out Tosca Lee's guest blog at The New Authors' Fellowship? No? She shared the story of her journey to publication:

This from Mike Lynch:Taylor Kent at Snark Infested Waters was kind enough to interview Brandon and I about the release of our latest novel, American Midnight


News for September 17th 2010

Tosca Lee guest blogs at The New Authors' Fellowship, sharing the story of her journey to publication! This Saturday, the 18th.Watch out for that at:

Be sure and check out the new site and very cool book trailer for Stephen Lawhead's new project, Bright Empires - Book 1, The Skin Map.

Terri Main describes how she goes about writing a mystery:

Ray Gun Revival ezine is on the move, and just in case their main site at http://raygunrevival.com goes dark, here is where to find them in the meantime - this from Johne Cook:
Where will we find the issues? For now, all issues are up at Scribd, and that will be the default location. I'd also like to host all the issues elsewhere, and I may put them up on my own server.
Where will we find RGR? We're going to be all over the place. While our permanent home in exile is still be wrangled, you can find us in these other places:
SFReader forums: http://forums.sfreader.com/forumdisplay.php/69-Ray-Gun-Revival
RGR In Exile forums: http://loriendil.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=19&start=0
Twitter: http://twitter.com/rgrzine
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ray-Gun-Revival-magazine/125245128369
E-mail: rgrzine@gmail.com
Remember, if you have submissions for RGR 2.0 (wherever we end up) you can start to send in your Subs now to rgrzine@gmail.com with '[sub]' somewhere in the Subject line.
This week's updates from Laser & Sword Ezine:
http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/the-great-search-part-two/ Small Packages observes heroes falling in crazy in love while others just go plain crazy. (The Great Search, Part Two)
http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/the-emerald-avenger-v-the-corruptibles-part-one/  Marco tries to solve the problem of the Emerald Avenger with his usual method. (The Emerald Avenger v. the Corruptibles, Part One)
http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/countdown-part-eleven/ Snyder and Dread meet the woman who plans to depopulate Earth. (Countdown, Part Eleven.)


News for September 15th 2010

Here's Issue 57 of Ray Gun Revival magazine - the last edition to come out of Double-Edged Publishing, but not 'the end' at all. Available for full download - 75 pages:

Interview with Adam & Andrea Graham at Book Readers Central:

And Adam & Andrea's character Dave reappears in 'Ask a Superhero':

Interview with Dana Bell, author of Winter Awakening (2011) and more:

This week at TitleTrakk, answer the survey question and be in to win Nightmare by Robin Parrish:


News for September 13th 2010

Ellen Maze says: As some of you know, I wrote a 4-part Christian vampire series from 2004 to 2008, and submitted it a half a dozen times over the years. I got plenty of rejections, but in 2009, some really good nibbles on it; requests to see more, to see a book proposal, etc. Now, after twenty edits and a few major character overhauls, "THE JUDGING The Corescu Chronicles Book One" found a taker in TreasureLine Books. Since this is a small house that uses POD technology, we should be seeing this book on the shelf before the end of the year. God bless you all and let's keep writing what the Lord puts in our hearts! LINK: http://www.ellencmaze.com/news-flash.php

You can also read a fascinating (funny!) interview and review with Ellen's characters at the New Authors Fellowship, thanks to Diane Graham:

But wait! Ellen's not done yet! She's running a contest to give away a copy of The Judging:

September's edition of Digital Dragon Magazine is out now, with stories by many Guild members:

As is an update of A Flame in the Dark:

Here's an audio interview with Jeff Gerke, publisher at Marcher Lord Press:

Author and publisher A.P. Fuchs now has a gallery at DeviantART for his image creations:


News for September 10th, 2010

A new review for Rabbit: Chasing Beth Rider, by Ellen C. Maze

Sarah Sawyer continues her analysis of themes within Beauty and the Beast:

Writers: Don't forget the free edit contest running at C.A. Marshall's site until September 20th:

Greg Mitchell has been interviewed about his upcoming book The Strange Man, and the writing life:

This week's updates for the Laser & Sword ezine:
Captain Justice is determined to find out what happened to Commander Justice, but he's going to need the help of an old hacker friend, but is the old hacker up to the challenge?(http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/the-great-search-part-one/ The Great Search, Part One.)
Marco gets a rude aweakening (http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/origin-of-the-emerald-avenger-part-twenty-one/ The Origin of the Emerald Avenger, Part Twenty-One)
While hunting ecoterrorists, Colonels Morgan and Dread have a heart to heart talk. (http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/countdown-part-ten/ Countdown, Part Ten)


News for September 8th 2010

You can now get a free ebook sample of Tales of the Dim Knight by Adam and Andrea Graham, due out in November - more info here:

The winner of the 2010 Clive Staples Award has been announced at:

Fred Warren is featured this week at Operation Encourage an Author, with a chance to win a copy of his book The Muse:

For writers: Editor C.A. Marshall is offering a free full edit of one lucky winner's manuscript. Go here for details on how to enter:

Greg Mitchell announces The Strange Man is now available for pre-order:


News for September 6th 2010

Greg Mitchell interviews Frank Creed:

Marcher Lord Press announces its fifth set of releases:

The New Authors' Fellowship is doing a book giveaway of P.A. Baines' new release Alpha Redemption.  Find out about it here... http://newauthors.wordpress.com/2010/09/03/alpha-redemption-book-giveaway/  

Mike Duran reveals the cover for his upcoming novel The Resurrection:

Sarah Sawyer gives us a rundown of new Christian Fantasy releases for September:


News for September 3rd 2010

Jeff Gerke gives a great introduction to Marcher Lord Press at the Christian Fiction Online Magazine:

Press release for Alpha Redemption by P.A. Baines, new this week:

Part 2 of the P.A. Baines interview at Scita > Scienda with C.L. Dyck:

And a chance to win a copy of Alpha Redemption at International Christian Fiction Writers:

This week's updates from Laser & Sword Magazine:
Revelator has a stunning revelation from the Book of Revelation for Jesse. http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/the-double-cross-part-twenty-two/ (The Double Cross, Part Twenty-Two)
Can Marco stop Night Lord from revealing the truth to the police? (Origin of the Emerald Avenger, Part Twenty) http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/origin-of-the-emerald-avenger-part-twenty/
Snyder, Dread, Morgan, and Kendell attack the terrorist compound. (Countdown, Part Nine.)


News for September 1st 2010

Terri Main is featured in her local paper to talk about her upcoming novel Dark Side of the Moon:

Steve Rzasa is up this week at Operation Encourage an Author - and you can win a copy of The Word Reclaimed. BUT there has to be 20 encouraging comments for the giveaway to kick in, so head on over!

Sarah Sawyer begins an in-depth look at the origins of The Beauty and the Beast fairytale:

Fred Warren is interviewed at WhereTheMapEnds.com:

And P.A. Baines is interviewed at Scita > Scienda in connection with today's release of his debut novel, Alpha Redemption:


News for August 30th, 2010

Tosca Lee's "Demon: A Memoir" is now free to download from Lifeway:

C.L. Dyck gives a very personal reaction to Marc Schooley's "The Dark Man":

Caprice Hokstad is interviewed at Janalyn Voigt's Book Readers Central, and you have a chance to win a copy of "The Duke's Handmaid":

And on a slight tangent, Mike Duran has a nice rant about so-called "edgy" fiction:


News for August 27th 2010

Updates this week from Laser & Sword Magazine:
http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/the-double-cross-part-twenty-one/ (The Double Cross, Part Twenty-One): Ian Bucknell (aka. The Dark Mystic) makes a desperate attempt.
http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/the-origin-of-the-emerald-avenger-part-nineteen/ (Origin of the Emerald Avenger, Part Nineteen): The Emerald Avenger decides: Will Night Lord live or die?
http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/countdown-part-eight/ (Countdown, Part Eight): Snyder briefs Colonels Morgan and Dread. 

Janalyn Voigt has a guest post on The Book Lightwalker Files entitled The Fragrance of Allegory:

One week remains to vote in the Clive Staples Award! So if you haven't already, go here and make your voice heard!

CSFF Tour Wrap: Rebecca LuElla Miller points out some highlights and gives the chance to vote on the Top Blogger at


News for August 25th 2010

Three new clips have been released from the upcoming new Chronicles of Narnia movie, Voyage of the Dawn Treader:

This week the CSFF Blog Tour is doing something a bit different: everyone gets to choose whatever books they want to talk about.
Check out the list of participants here: http://tl.gd/39ts1o
Notable posts include Rebecca LuElla Miller, Chawna Schroeder, John Otte, and Fred Warren.

Alpha Redemption, the new novel by P.A. Baines, is now available for pre-order at discount from Splashdown Books. Delivery estimated a week into September.

Grace Bridges (yep, me) wrote a guest post for Book Readers Central, and if you comment there you have a chance to win a copy of Legendary Space Pilgrims:


News for August 23rd 2010

Lots of news on Stephen Lawhead today, courtesy of TitleTrakk!
First up a fascinating interview:
followed by a review of his new book The Skin Map:
And his new improved website with lots of interesting tidbits:

A new review of The Word Reclaimed by Steve Rzasa, from reviewer W.H. Hayes:

Greg Mitchell interviews Michael Vance about his Weird Horror Tales:


News for August 20th 2010

Updates from Laser & Sword magazine:
The Sword Comics acquires a new title and makes someone very, very unhappy. (http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/the-double-cross-part-twenty/) The Double Cross, Part Twenty
 Night Lord is interrogated by the Emerald Avenger and gets the shock of his life. (http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/the-origin-of-the-emerald-avenger-part-eighteen/) The Origin of the Emerald Avenger, Part Eighteen
Colonel Dread meets Colonel Morgan, fireworks ensue. (http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/countdown-part-seven/) Countdown, Part Seven

Greg Mitchell announces the final cover for his upcoming release, The Strange Man. See it here:

John Otte revisits the Birthright Project by Kathryn Mackel and speculates on its future:

Sherry Thompson joins the Blogging Team at Young Adult Authors You've Never Heard Of 

Writers! Want to get your synopsis read by someone at Penguin? Now's your chance. Penguin UK is taking unsolicited submissions until October! More info and guidelines here:


News for August 18th 2010

A.P. Fuchs says: "Zomtropolis," the free zombie love story that's serializing on my blog every Friday is now up to Chapter Nineteen. All the backstory's been laid plus some surprise twists and turns have already occurred. Be sure to tune in for a new installment each Friday if you haven't already.
Need to catch up? The entire Table of Contents for "Zomtropolis" is available here in "clickable" format: http://canisterx.com/?page_id=1275

Mike Duran has released the book trailer for his upcoming novel The Resurrection:

James Rubart, author of "Rooms," is a guest on the Author Haven blog. His topic: overcoming fear as a writer.

And now for something completely different: Christian sci-fi and fantasy MUSIC? Prolific composer Michael L. Rogers presents an all-new online home for his worshipful ambient electronica, which incidentally makes great writing music. Keep coming back to see new material:


News for August 16th 2010

Greg Mitchell gives us his latest news on his upcoming release The Coming Evil, plus an excerpt from his story due to be published in Coach's Midnight Diner Volume 3:

Mike Duran gives us an indepth look at Christian Horror contrasted with Atheist Horror:

C.S. Lakin continues her musings on fantasy, this time on being a mystic:
She's also been interviewed at Novel Journey:

And the New Authors Fellowship announces their new member: Avily Jerome.


News for August 13th 2010

This week's serials at Laser & Sword:
Commander Justice rejoins the rest of the Guild of Heroes, and the Sword gives everyone a good talking to: http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/the-double-cross-part-nineteen-2/ (The Double Cross, Part Nineteen)
The Emerald Avenger hooks Night Lord and reels him in. (http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/origin-of-the-emerald-avenger-part-seventeen/) Origin of the Emerald Avenger, Part Seventeen
Snyder and Sgt. Kendall prepare for action. (http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/countdown-part-six/) Countdown, Part Six

Here's a new page for Karina Fabian's upcoming book: Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator!

Interview with Kristina Schram, author of the Chronicles of Anaedor:


News for August 11th 2010

Kristina Schram says: I am starting a viral video campaign for the release of my book, The Chronicles of Anaedor:  The Prophecies, coming to bookstores everywhere and available on-line, August 10, 2010!
Here's the video - YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hKMYB_RSOw
or... My website:  http://www.kristinaschram.com/

New at Mindflights: "The Captain and His Squire" by Matthew Wuertz - Cole of Arkessler enters Kartev to study the life of Captain Borodin. Unfortunately for the scholar, he arrives just before the town comes under attack.

Jeremy Robinson unveils a plan to release his novel Beneath in hardcover: http://bit.ly/9vUqmV

Check out the latest articles by Janalyn Voigt at http://janalynvoigt.com/ - Don't let your blog, or the Internet, or your career eat you alive!


News for August 9th 2010

A new issue of Residential Aliens magazine is online now, with more great speculative stories.
Check it out: http://www.resaliens.com/2010/08/issue-4-8-august-2010/

Also don't miss the August issue of Digital Dragon Magazine:

Jeremy Robinson reveals all - what he sacrificed to take the path of a writer:
Jeremy's also given another fascinating interview on his path to success: http://bit.ly/9DO56L
And here's a new review of his book Kronos: http://bit.ly/br8Tsd

Fred Warren says: My short story, "Rubes," is online now at Reflection's Edge.
Everybody loves the circus, but McMurphy's Fantasmagorical Wonder Show has seen better days. Their train's broken down in a desolate stretch of Kansas prairie, they're not going to make their next show, and they're out of money. The fortunes of this second-rate traveling carnival are about to change. Things certainly couldn't get any worse, could they?


News for August 6th 2010

Updates from the Laser & Sword serials will now be coming to you regularly here on the LGG blog!
Here's what we had this week:
http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/the-double-cross-part-eighteen/ With Commander Justice disappearing once again, Captain Justice and Commander Justice, Jr. are left to face down the fearsome Human Muscle. (Double Cross, Part Eighteen)
http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/origin-of-the-emerald-avenger-part-sixteen/ :The Emerald Avenger closes in on Night Lord. (Origin of the Emerald Avenger, Part Sixteen.)
http://lasersword.adamsweb.us/countdown-part-five/ Snyder has decoded the Orez game, but how will he get out of the stockade to stop the plot? (Countdown, Part Five.)

R.L. Copple explains for us some of the background of his novels and why there is Hebrew lettering on the cover of Infinite Realities:

Tosca Lee's book Havah: The Story of Eve is now available for free download at B&N, for the next two weeks only. More details here:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=fl_86265014251#!/event.php?eid=148908605123440And while we're at it here's an interview with Tosca, and four copies of her books to be given away:

Becky Minor offers an excerpt from her story The Sword of the Patron:


News for August 4th 2010

Guild member A.M. Roelke celebrates her first ever author interview! And the post includes a great excerpt from her upcoming debut release, The Space Station Murders:

TitleTrakk.com offers further comment on the recent announcement that Kathy Tyers has signed with Marcher Lord Press:

Voting has opened on the 2010 Clive Staples Award! You must have read two of the books to participate. Go here to place your vote:

Brandon Barr has a bunch of news about American Midnight, co-authored with Mike Lynch: a number of interviews and reviews have appeared lately. All the links are at


News for August 2nd 2010

The new month brings a timely reminder: are you signed up for the Marcher Lord Press and Where The Map Ends newsletters? Click through those links to register.

Splashdown Books would also love too have you on board in its Support Crew at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/splashdown_support_crew/.

All these newsletters keep you up to date on new releases and also often give you the chance to win books or take advantage of special offers or even sneak previews.

Noah Arsenault has interviewed Kerry Nietz, here:

Rick Copple has reviewed The Duke's Handmaid by Caprice Hokstad:

And C.S. Lakin writes about how she got started writing fairy tales:


News for July 30th 2010

Becky Minor is a guest blogger at The Book Lightwalker Files, talking about God's power in fantasy:

Janalyn Voigt continues on the topic of fantasy - is it hard to sell?

Jeremy Robinson gives us a sneak peek at his upcoming novel Threshold:

Splashdown Books is seeking published authors and established reviewers to preview and endorse upcoming releases, in particular Alpha Redemption by P.A. Baines (more info here). Write to admin at splashdownbooks dot com if you are interested. Ebook and print available.


News for July 28th 2010

Kat Heckenbach's story "Fire Wall" is up now at The Absent Willow Review.  
A list of links especially for fantasy writers, compiled by Lynnette Bonner: http://authorculture.blogspot.com/2010/07/resource-round-up-for-fantasy-writers.html

Phillip Campbell says: Today I put the final touches on the rough text of my collection of short stories, Paladologies. Paladologies is the sequel to Tale of Manaeth and tells of the deeds of Manissa's ancestors throughout the centuries. The book contains 24 short stories; one of which is available online at this link.

New release: The Last Heir, by Shannon McDermott
When loyalty meets ambition and power meets passion, and the prize is an empire …
The emperor is dead and the last heir is a child, unable to exercise the power of his throne. Left without a ruler, the Empire's most powerful men struggle for control. Their long fight will spread from the halls of government to all the Empire, and its arena will be their own hearts and families. As the Empire divides against itself, everyone must choose who and what to be loyal to. Lines will grow hard and choices become clear, and the truth of who they are and what they fight for will be revealed.

The Last Heir
is a story of intrigue, of politics and war, with moving scenes and vivid characters.

To learn more about the book, to read excerpts, and to purchase, go to http://www.shannonmcdermott.com/?page_id=140.


News for July 26th 2010

A reminder from the New Authors Fellowship:
As of Thursday, July 29, we will move into the 2nd phase of selection for our New Featured Author! If you want to be considered or know someone that does, send an email to nafblog.info@gmail.com before next Thursday! And please, help us spread the word! (more info in this post)

Janalyn Voigt has posted a blog article - Medieval Fantasy: In the Shadow of Tolkien and Lewis - "In a sense, they scrawled their signatures across an entire genre."

Your friendly neighbourhood LGG blogger Grace Bridges (yeah that's me!) is featured this week at Operation Encourage an Author, with a chance to win a copy of the new novel Legendary Space Pilgrims! Go on, get over there! http://encourageanauthor.blogspot.com/2010/07/author-spotlight-grace-bridges.html

For writers: Some valuable insights on working with editors from LGG members in the editing/publishing scene:
What not to be famous for - C.L. Dyck
The Malleable Author - C. Maggie Woychik


News for July 23rd 2010

Marcher Lord Press has signed veteran SF author Kathy Tyers, adding to the rest of the big news this year so far. Check out the full press release at http://hubpages.com/hub/Marcher-Lord-Press-Signs-Author-Kathy-Tyers

Keven Newsome of the New Authors Fellowship has this to say:
On September 1, one of our founding members, PA Baines, will have his novel released by Splashdown Books. Since NAF is a joint blog for unpublished authors by unpublished authors, well... he no longer will be unpublished. We'll be moving him to "Alumni" status.
So, we're going to need a new featured author! The major prerequisite is that you are unpublished AND you have a completed manuscript. There are a few other things, but I'll discuss those with you if you're interested.
Anyone who is interested in joining The New Authors' Fellowship, send me an email at nafblog.info@gmail.com
Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you and getting to know a new author!

Terri Main says: I'm going to be interviewed today at The Author Alcove. Why not drop by. I'll be talking about my book Dark Side of the Moon, my short stories, my writing process and a bunch of other stuff I forgot. I'll be reading to find out what I said. It's always a bit of a surprise to me. :-)
And here's a second interview for Terri this week: http://bit.ly/9zUeot

LGG member Phillip Campbell gets his book included in the Arx Publishing catalog.
This is hopefully the first step in creating some wider appeal for self-published fantasy-epic Tale of Manaeth , a novel written in the old-school archaic language of Silmarillion that tells the story of a young princess's quest to save her people from enslavement and annihilation. You can check out the Arx catalog here (second book down).

A new review of A Star Curiously Singing by Kerry Nietz, reviewed by Diane Graham: http://newauthors.wordpress.com/2010/07/22/review-a-star-curiously-singing-by-kerry-nietz/


News for July 21st 2010

Karina Fabian explains how she managed to write 8300 words on her novel...in one day!
Chawna Schroeder interviews Jill Williamson:

Two differing reviews of Nightmare by Robin Parrish at TitleTrakk, one from Eric Wilson and one from Jennifer Bogart.

And the finalists in the Speculative category of the Carol Awards (ACFW's Book of the Year):
Kirk Outerbridge - Eternity Falls (Marcher Lord Press)
Donita K. Paul - The Vanishing Sculptor (Waterbrook Press)
Steve Rzasa - The Word Reclaimed (Marcher Lord Press) - See Steve's reaction here
Stuart Vaughn Stockton – Starfire (Marcher Lord Press)        
Fred Warren - The Muse (Splashdown Books) - See Fred's reaction here
Jill Williamson - By Darkness Hid (Marcher Lord Press)