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