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Editing THE DARK BETWEEN THE STARS: New “Seven Suns”

Late last fall I went through a writing marathon to finish the first draft of THE DARK BETWEEN THE STARS—Book 1 in The Saga of Shadows, a new “next-generation” trilogy set in my Seven Suns universe.  After prepping for many months by rereading all seven novels in The Saga of Seven Suns, plotting the multiple storylines in great detail, I wrote the entire 836-page first draft in 47 days.  Then the editing started…

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Brainstorming HELLHOLE INFERNO with Brian Herbert

A week ago, I flew up to the Seattle area to spend several days with Brian Herbert so we could immerse ourselves in plotting HELLHOLE INFERNO, the finale to our Hellhole trilogy.  We do this for each book. Since we live far apart (Brian in Washington state, me in Colorado), we need the intense face-to-face brainstorming that lets us bring out the best in the story.

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New Dan Shamble, Zombie PI story “Road Kill”—read it free

Here’s a brand-new, never-before-published original story featuring Dan Shamble, Zombie PI.  ”Road Kill”—When Dan Shamble, Zombie PI wakes up in a coffin in the back of a semi truck, he knows it’s not going to be a good day. He has to escape, figure out what’s going on, foil a black-market blood-smuggling ring—and make sure he’s not dead on arrival!

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Tracy Hickman New Guest Instructor at Superstars 2013

Many of you know that Ben Wolverton, son of bestselling author David Farland (and one of our main Superstars instructors) in the hospital after a severe head injury, and Dave has decided that he won’t be able to teach at Superstars this year; Ben’s condition is just too much up in the air and he wants to focus his energies where they need to be. In the meantime, if you want to help Ben, there’s another book bomb set for this Saturday, May 4, Star Wars Day.

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A HAIR RAISING release day!

The third full-length Dan Shamble, Zombie PI novel—HAIR RAISING—hit bookstores today.  You could hear the howling from miles away!

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Dan Shamble HAIR RAISING—Chapter 2

And, your second free taste of HAIR RAISING.  Preorder the eBook or print book now. It will officially be in bookstores on Tuesday.


Chapter 2

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HAIR RAISING: New Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. Here’s a free taste!

Next Tuesday, April 30, the third full-length Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I. novel will hit bookstores.  Here’s another set of hilarious adventures from the detective who puts the P.I. back into R.I.P.  In chapter one, below, you’ll see illegal cockatrice fighting, werewolf gambling rings, voodoo tattoos, and more.  Even if you’ve never read a Dan Shamble adventure before, I think you’ll enjoy it.  Preorder the book now in print and eBook formats.

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Less than a month until SUPERSTARS WRITING SEMINAR

On May 14–16 in Colorado Springs, we’ll be hosting our fourth Superstars Writing Seminar. If you’re a serious writer interested in learning about the business and kicking your career up a notch, we hope to see you there.  Not much time left to sign up!

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The Glamorous Life

A few years ago, I went on an extensive national book-signing tour for my novel Ai! Pedrito!—the tour in which I set the Guinness World Record for the “largest single-author book signing.”  We hit 27 cities in 28 days—and I remember my neighbor grinning when I told her about the upcoming trip. “Oh, how glamorous it must be!  27 cities in 28 days!”

You can always identify the people who don’t travel often….

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