Our authors and artists have been a busy bunch. We've caught up with them to find out what they've been up to.
Laura J. Underwood will be an Attending
Professional at Dragon*Con starting August 31st. She has a
reprint story titled "What More Could a Dragon Ask For" out in the new Spellbound
sampler from Eggplant Literary Productions that was released as a
reward to those who supported the return of this fine little childrens
magazine of fantasy. Additionally, her story "Song of Mushrooms" set in
her Harper Mage universe is scheduled to be released in Sorcerous Signals August 2012 issue. At the moment, she is working on writing and updated version of Magic's Song, the first Harper Mage novel as well as sequels to several previously published books and editing a standalone novel titled Thunder Hammer
set in the world of the Haxons in the age before the Great Cataclysm.
After many requests from many fans, she is even working on
another novella about the "Demon-Bound" tentatively titled "The Axe of
Wexor." Fans wanting to hear what she is up to should visit her
occasional ramblings on her Livejournal page at http://laurajunderwood.livejournal.com/ or visit her website at http://www.sff.net/people/keltora.
Artist Peter Bradley reports: Interesting note, I now have a twitter, a Facebook art page, and a tumblr account all due to a couple of my lady friends who think I don't promote myself enough. Two of them took over the job. I did cover art for author Shane Moore's White Wraith book, for his Abyss Walker series of books. I also did the cover for Rachel Hunter's first novel, Empyreal Fate. I also did the interior art and layout for the Rogue Mage role playing game, based on the novels of the same series name by an author named Faith Hunter.
Alma Alexander reports her upcoming short stories: "Night Train", anthology Dark Faith 2, scheduled for the mid-August to mid-September window but I can't be more specific than that right now, "Secret name of the prince", anthology Scheherezade's Facade, September 2012, "Bones of our ancestors, blood of our flowers", Phantom Drift #2, October 2012, and short stories in two upcoming Sky Warrior anthologies, The Mystical Cat and Gears and Levers 2.
David Lee Summers says "I will be one of the participating authors at Bubonicon 44 in Albuquerque, New Mexico from August 24-26 held at the Sheraton Albuquerque Mariott Uptown. Moreover, I am this year's official chronicler of convention mascot Perry Rodent. So that means that membership in the convention comes with a brand-new, original short story by me! Learn more about Bubonicon at http://www.bubonicon.com. My Greek vampire tale "The Vrykolakas and the Cobbler's Wife" appears in the current issue of Cemetery Dance Magazine, available at: http://www.cemeterydance.com/page/CDP/PROD/_cd066 "