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 Since NAF is a joint blog for unpublished authors by unpublished authors, well... he no longer will be unpublished.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 The major prerequisite is that you are unpublished AND you have a completed manuscript.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)


News for July 19th 2010

Keven Newsome says: The New Authors' Fellowship celebrates 6 months!  Drop by and take a look at the changes!  Let us know what you think and leave a message about what NAF has meant to you so far!  Please come celebrate with us!

July's Digital Dragon magazine is here! With cover art by Kat Heckenbach and stories by several Guild members inside, you won't want to miss this one. www.digitaldragonmagazine.net
Malcolm Cowen says:
Just had confirmation that Spirit Blade are going ahead with my script "Sleep of Death".
Locked and barred (on inside) chamber carved out of rock in a space colony.
Inside 2 bodies, in a heap, with hacked off limbs around.
Then a few hours later the bodies are stolen......
There's a link to the English version on my website, here

Jon Acuff on the Stuff Christians Like blog has instigated a discussion on the merits of Harry Potter and Gandalf. Why is it that some people hate one and love the other?