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Family Magic Trailer – Behind the Scenes

Last week, I had the absolute thrill of seeing the trailer for my novel, Family Magic, turned into a trailer.

What does that process look like? Check it out:

With the help of my amazing friend, producer Renee Laprise, we worked out the concept…

Renee is an amazing artist and editor–I’m so lucky to know her!

 I auditioned a number of talented young women, choosing Rebecca Sanderson as the voice of Sydlynn.

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You are going to live forever by David Simpson

I think that I am going to live forever (or at least as long as I choose to). I also happen to think that you are going to live forever (or at least as long as you want).

Okay. So I am nuts, right? I must be part of some sort of whacko cult. Or maybe it’s just because I am a science fiction writer who has started to take his fiction a little too seriously?

Are you at least a little intrigued? No? Well, keep reading, because I promise that by the end of this post, you’ll at least have opened your mind to the possibility.

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Eye Candy by Terra Harmony

In this day and age, when we have thousands upon thousands of reading options at our fingertips, the book cover is often the one and only chance to grab the reader’s attention.  The cover makes the first impression and the book is judged before even getting a chance to present its blurb.  This is especially true with e-books.

When e-readers became popular, many had trouble with the idea of replacing their beloved books with a tiny computer.  How could we possibly forego the smell of a freshly printed book – or even the smell of an old, dusty book pulled from the back of the shelf?  How could we give up the way it feels in our hands, the way it crinkles as we turn the page, or the way it bends exactly to our hands’ size?  Furthermore, what in the heck will we do with our favorite bookmarks?

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Same Story, Different Art Form – Guest post by Emily Ann Ward

My husband recently bought me Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 DVD. I have been a Harry Potter fan for ten years, and I diligently waited in midnight release lines for the books. When the movies came out, they one after another disappointed me, but the two Deathly Hallows movies were near perfect for me. The others I could honestly do without. It was mostly movies four, five, and six that made me feel like they were dealing with completely different stories.

I know I shouldn’t be so hard on them. The novel and the film are two completely different art forms. When I was fifteen, I was the fan who was upset they left this scene out or messed that scene up or gave this line to that character. Today I realize that we’re dealing with two media forms that are nearly opposites.

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Percepliquis: The series concludes by Michael J Sullivan

I’ve done a plethora of guest blogs recently. Some hosts have asked me to comment on a specific topic, others have selected from a list that Robin came up with. For this post Ritesh asked what I would like to write about…a dangerous and daring move. Free of constraints there’s no telling what I might say. Let’s face it, there is only one reason Ritesh has devoted a whole week showcasing me: I wrote a book that is about to debut, but this isn’t just any book—this is the final, never before published, conclusion to a long epic fantasy series. That in itself is grounds for astonished celebration—a long fantasy series with an end!? What won’t they think of next?

Now just to clear up some confusion, the book I am speaking of is Percepliquis (stupid name for a book, and I would agree, unless you’ve read the others, then not so much), and maybe that’s the point. I don’t want people picking it up and reading it first, ah…but then there is another book as well…Heir of Novron which will debut just a few weeks later. Some people have been puzzled about which book is the next in the series, Percepliquis or Heir of Novron. Technically, they both are. Percepliquis is really only for people who have read all five books in their original six book format. Heir of Novron is the last of the Orbit published trilogy and is comprised of both, book number five, Wintertide and the last book Percepliquis.

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