Whew-- got rewrites finished (finally) for the fourth Anna Strong (Legacy) and hopefully, can now concentrate on the fifth. Found out that the German edition of The Becoming was released, but so far, haven’t seen a copy. Hope I do. I keep hearing about people getting their foreign editions and how much fun it is to see your book in a different language with a different cover. I’m looking forward to it.More
on the suit over the Harry Potter companion edition being proposed by RDR Books. J. K. Rowling still intends to go ahead with the injunction since she intends to write one of her own. In her words: I have stated on my web site, in numerous interviews in the press and elsewhere that I intend to publish a definitive guide to all of the creatures, characters, places, and other elements that comprise the Harry Potter world. Just as I did with the first two companion books, I will donate royalties from such a companion book to charity. There was also buzz that she may not be finished with HP yet—she may have another tale or two to tell.
The Penguin/Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award has reached the semi-final stage. Below are the names and links for local Denver Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers who made the first cut. Go on line, read the entries and comment if you’d like. Finalists will be announced March 3.
E Z Roadifer - THE ORACLE http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0012658OY
Beth Groundwater - VIRTUAL DEATH http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0011ZCAME
William E. Mason - PRIMORDIUM http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0011ZCADI
Terry Wright - THE PEARL OF DEATH http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00124CON4
Karen Albright Lin - AMERICAN MOON http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00121WESW
Are you watching Sarah Connor? I really like what they’re doing with that series. Summer Glau is perfect as a cyborg. She has the same blank-faced inquisitiveness that Arnold had in the movies. Here’s
a bit of fun with Summer and a Good Day LA Interview. And I hear that the HBO series Dexter is coming to CBS! Thank you, writer’s strike. Now I know it will be edited to hell and back, but some of the fun should come through.
What are you doing instead of watching TV? If you get really bored, remember to drop by the Barnes and Noble
book club. I’m still there, answering questions, chatting about this and that.
Till next time--
PS Be thinking about a topic for our next Biting Edge writing contest--maybe bloody valentines? Mario and I have been collecting more fabulous prizes...
PPS Welcome back Sandy! You were missed...
PPPS Couldn't resist this. The caption reads: Hey mom, come look at the kittens!