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Before Mick Oberon, before Widdershins, before The Goblin Corps, there was Corvis Rebaine.

THE CONQUEROR'S SHADOW, and its sequel, THE WARLORD'S LEGACY, were my very first published original (that is, non-media tie-in) novels. I’ve written many and varied books since, but Corvis remains one of my favorite characters.

Now, some seven years later, with the help of the folks of at JABberwocky, I’m presenting new editions of both novels in e-book format. And for just a couple of weeks, they’re on sale, too. :-D

If you’ve liked some of my other books and want to see how this all started for me, if you’ve been curious about my work but waiting for a particularly inexpensive entry point, or if you just want to offer me your support and encouragement, now is a wonderful opportunity. And thank you, as always; I wouldn’t be here without you.

(Links in comments, and more will be added as the books go live on various sites. And if you'd be willing to help out by sharing this post, and at least one or two of the links below, I'd be very much obliged.)
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+Renee Bennett Thank you!
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In the new year, let us take guidance from our animal friends:

Moo unto otters as you would have them moo unto ewe.
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#applause  
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I haven't felt quite like this over a celebrity's passing since Christopher Reeve. A little piece of my childhood, a piece of something that very literally shaped who I am today, is gone. I know it's nowhere near what her friends and family feel, but the loss is real all the same.

Everyone knows the "I love you/I know" exchange from The Empire Strikes Back. I hope she really did know just how much she meant to so many people.
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Tuck Frump.
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Dump Drumpf. :)
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Pure spitballing here, but... One of the things I love most about conventions is sitting on panels with a few other writers (or editors, or other industry creatives). So I was wondering...

If I were to do a Patreon-driven series of Skype or Google Chat videos, each with myself and another author/creative (or small group thereof), would you

1) Be interested in watching, on (say) a YouTube channel?

2) Be interested in backing? (Patreon backers would be allowed to suggest panel topics, and the live audience for each video--thus, the people to ask specific questions and be part of the conversation--would be chosen from backers.) Backers wouldn't be expected to contribute much, probably just a few bucks per video.

3) Be interested, if you are a professional fiction or game author (or editor, or other creative), in guesting on some of said panels?

I wouldn't do them too often. It might only be monthly. And ALL of this is hypothetical right now. I'm just sort of feeling out the possibility.
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Sounds intriguing. I think your biggest concern should be pacing. I turn off more podcasts/panel discussions than I listen to and the biggest reason for tuning out is if they take forever to get to the promised content. Preamble, insider jokes, ummms & uhhhs, long winded intros, recaps of previous talks, catching up with each other (do that BEFORE the show please), pointless "what we're going to tell you later in the show is..." BS, and general aimless chitchat all serve as reasons for me to stop listening. "Check out our panel talk on X!" ...5 minutes of clearly-not-X later, I turn it off.

Maybe others like all that stuff, maybe it makes listeners feel like they're "really there", or as if the presenters are their personal friends, or something, I just find it annoying and boring, I start wondering what else I could be listening to, and off it goes.
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If you haven't watched The Tick pilot on Amazon, you should. And if you've watched it and haven't voted for it to become a series, I hope a score of Prussians eat crackers and peanut butter in your bed and don't wash the blankets.
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There's a vote?
I haven't watched yet but I'm planning to.
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We are currently in a Temporal Inexplicability Zone.

By which I mean, it is neither possible to explain our present reality to anyone from the past and have them believe it, nor to explain how we got here to anyone from the future and have them understand it.
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Whoever runs against Trump in the next election really should use the slogan "Hindsight is 2020."
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Assuming there will be an election in the US in 2020.
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A practical guide to derailing Trump's agenda, based around working locally and incorporating tactics--but not beliefs or poor behaviors--learned from watching the development of the Tea Party.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DzOz3Y6D8g_MNXHNMJYAz1b41_cn535aU5UsN7Lj8X8/mobilebasic
Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda. Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen. Donald Trump is the biggest popular vote loser in history to ever to call himself President-Elect. In spite of the fact that he has no mandate, ...
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Those of us who DO remember the past are still helpless in the face of the rest of you assholes.
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Is it just me, or is this specific enough to be downright creepy? o.O
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Introduction
I'm a fantasy/horror writer with Del Rey/Spectra, Pyr Books, and Wizards of the Coast. I've also written 28,942 supplements for various role-playing games. I get more done in a day than most people do before breakfast.
Education
  • University of Houston
    Creative Writing, 1992 - 1997
  • Bellaire High School
    Uh, it was high school, 1988 - 1992
  • Lanier Middle School
    Again, uh..., 1985 - 1988
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    Author, present
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