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Let’s talk about the Self-Publishing Fantasy Blog Off.

For the fourth time in as many years, Fantasy mastermind-at-large Mark Lawrence is running his annual battle royale for indie speculative fiction. Three hundred (300!) authors throw their hats (books) into the ring (internet), and ten blogs review them. Ten finalists are chosen and scored by all ten blogs. Then one winner emerges, to relative fame, fortune, and accolade. (Hopefully. It’s worked out well for previous winners.)

This year, based on encouragement from a couple of cool folks, I entered Orconomics into the fray. And I’m more than a little terrified. Some of the other books out there look amazing.

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News Roundup: June 2018

A lot’s been going on lately, and I wanted to take a little time to round up what I’ve been working on when I’m not feverishly outlining Dragonfired.

A Critical Hit!

Orconomics and Son of a Liche have been rolling well at Booknest.eu and Fantasy Faction, two of the interweb’s biggest fantasy sites. Author JC Kang reviewed Orconomics over at Fantasy Faction, and author C.T. Phipps reviewed Orconomics and Son of a Liche for Booknest. No spoilers, but there were lots of stars awarded. Stars everywhere.

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