June 2015

One Horn to Rule Them All—Many Authors to Tell the Tales

Every time I tell someone the main idea behind One Horn to Rule Them All, “A Purple Unicorn anthology,” they all get this odd look in their eyes. And I know exactly what they’re thinking. “Purple unicorns? Really?” And then they get that same glint of, “Neat!”

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SOUL CATCHER Film Finds Screenwriter and Director

EXCLUSIVE: Chris Eyre has signed on to direct Soul Catcher with John Sayles attached to write the screenplay. Based on the novel by Dune author Frank Herbert, the psychological thriller centers on a Native American activist who, driven by ancient spirits and injustice towards his people, kidnaps the son of an important U.S. politician with the intent to sacrifice the child as revenge. As the captors and captive attempt to escape from hunters across the Pacific Northwest, they form an unexpected bond which disrupts the planned ritual. Dimitri Villard optioned the book and is producing.

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Goodbye to Linus, 2000–2015

Today my heart is too heavy to do any writing. Goodbye Linus, my dear friend for fifteen years.

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When the RPG fights back! GAMEARTH

My second published novel Gamearth is a fast-paced and fun story that takes place inside and out of a Dungeons & Dragons style role-playing game, where a group of players have grown tired of their game and decide to shut it down…which is tantamount to a declaration of war against the characters inside the game—who then need to go on a quest to save their own world from falling apart (complete with dragons, magic swords, ogres…just what you’d expect).

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The Denver and Dallas Comic Con Retrospective

We’ve been on the road quite a bit lately with the WordFire Press team, and now Rebecca and I are going even further, hopping down under to Australia for Supanova in Sidney and Perth! But before we go, I wanted to let you know how the last couple of conventions have gone for us.

In short: Fantastically.

Now for a little longer review…

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Get Your Signed Limited CLOCKWORK LIVES Booklet (and a CLOCKWORK Tarot Card!)

To celebrate the upcoming release of CLOCKWORK LIVES, the second “Clockwork” novel written with Neil Peart and based on the fabulous steampunk universe from the Rush album “Clockwork Lives,” ECW Press created a lovely sneak-preview booklet containing The Bookseller’s Tale…one of the stories from CLOCKWORK LIVES.  That book is a novel in its own right, intertwined with a sequence of steampunk “Canterbury Tales” featuring familiar and new characters.  The Bookseller’s Tale features the story of the strange interdimensonal bookseller Mrs.

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