Welcome to Biting-Edge, a blog shared by authors and vampire experts, Mario Acevedo and Jeanne Stein. We’ll cover urban fantasy, vampires, pop culture, and all things Joss Whedon. Unlike other fantasy blogs, we don’t insist on body cavity searches (unless you ask politely). Snarkiness is most welcome...though we won't promise not to bite back!

Monday, January 10, 2011
  Hot and fresh on a cold, snowy day

Mario here:


It's the start of another week, and we're buried in snow. But that won't stop us from sharing the good news.



First, several weeks ago we posted the release of Cort McMeel's debut novel, Short. Well, Cort called to tell us the first print run had sold out. Already! Congratulations. Here is Cort signing stock after his recent appearance at the Colfax Tattered Cover.










Next up, local writing pal, Julie Kazimer, has sold another urban fantasy novel, The Body Dwellers. If you haven't done so already, follow her blog, The Never Never News, and get the skinny on all the weird and pervy doings in Fairytale Land.
One thing that really chafes us writers is when we bust our tight little behinds to turn in work to our editors and we wait. And wait. And wait. So what happens? What's keeping our editors from pouring love over our precious manuscripts? Shalom Auslander spills the beans in his article Excuses, Excuses in Tablet, A New Read on the Jewish Life.


Here at the Biting Edge, we're not big on New Year's resolutions. If you have to do something, then start right now. But for 2011, I've decided to be more diligent in slinging paint and creating new work. My newest inspiration in Gregory Manchess, whose work you may recognize from tons of fantasy book covers. Here he creates something fantastic for Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time - Lord of Chaos.



Starting this Thursday, our newest contest: Bad sex in modern literature. Jeanne will provide the details. Enter and win cool swag.

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Comments:
Mario, I've always said that about resolutions as well. When something is broken, you got it fix it on the spot. And mucho kudos to Julie. We are so proud of her!

Dave
 
hmmm very well said i really proud on her for this great work,,its really smthing remarkable..well thnx for sharing such kind of information with us..
 
Kudos on the shout-outs for Cort and Julie! That editor thing is interesting. :) Good luck with the creating, Mario!
Stay warm, everyone!
 
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