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Mitch, there are a bunch of online writer groups that are great for getting (and giving) feedback. I'm out of the loop a bit (being a slacker these past few years), but I was a part of a great crit group on Forward Motion Writers for years. Also Absolute Write is a great place to find people to get feedback from.

My FMW crit group was really helped me grow as a writer and identify my personal ticks that worked or didn't. It's challenging to find the right mix of people, but so worth it.

Many cities also have writer groups. When I was living in Denver, the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers had crit groups all over the city that met regularly to read and critique.

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I have a nice little article about what I think about STAR WARS and moral ambiguity up at the Fantasy Book Critic.

http://fantasybookcritic.blogspot.com/2017/05/guest-post-black-and-white-or-gray-in.html

It's got a bit of an advertisement at the end but the point I wish Star Wars would embrace a little more moral ambiguity would be good.

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Somewhat self-promotion but mostly just happy for a friend, my most frequent audiobook narrator, JEFFREY KAFER, got honored by Audible today with his work shown on their 'Stars of Audio.' It's selfish because two of my books were shown among his best.

https://www.audible.com/mt/NarratorFirsts

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Not promoting my work here, but that of Babyraven, whom some may remember from the board in the old days. As part of a film class, she produced a short documentary, and I was honored to have my podcast be part of it. I am sure that Babyraven would appreciate any likes/comments you throw her way--she did a good job!

 

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I have a new book coming out!  The Wages of Sin will be released from Elsewhen Press in ebook in June and in paperback in late July/early August.

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One young woman dies and another vanishes on the same chilly spring night. Connor Cardwain sees no reason to link his cleaner Merissa’s murder to a mystery anchored within a high-end warship sales team, but reconsiders his position when he realises both women were connected to a foreign runaway.

Armed with an enterprising widow, an imperial spy and his own wits, Connor sets out to find the missing woman, in a city streaked with vice and a planet upturned by other ganglanders’ ambition. If he fails to beat arms dealers, aristocrats, pirates and human traffickers at their own game, he and all his team will pay the price – and the wages of sin are death.

 

The ebook is available for pre-order.  Links are at the bottom of this page to pre-order in Apple iBooks, Kobo, Google Books and for Kindle in thirteen countries including the UK, the US, Australia, NZ, France and Germany.  A Nook ebook version will be available before too long...

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On Invalid Date at 7:39 PM, C.T. Phipps said:

Did a look over THE HISSING BLADE's beginning, Richard, and liked what I saw!

Please enjoy :)

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On 31/05/2017 at 2:37 PM, Derfel Cadarn said:

Yay! Really enjoyed Sailor to a Siren, and glad there's a follow-up

Thank you. :)The Wages of Sin is now on sale in ebook format!

Amazon UK

Amazon US

Amazon Canada

Apple iBooks

Plenty of other Amazon country-specific sites, Kobo, Google and Nook have links at the bottom of this page.

 

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Yay! Got a short story accepted by Bards and Sages Quarterly:

http://www.bardsandsages.com/literary_offerings/bards_and_sages_quarterly

The story, entitled The Happiest Man Alive* will feature in their October 2017 edition.

*Literally true, as far as the main character goes, but incredibly misleading.

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So... uh, I applied, was accepted, and went to Taos Toolbox this June. Our teacher's were Walter Jon Williams and Nancy Kress. 

They're may have been a guest lecture by this fella named George RR Martin. I hear he's an up-and-comer. :)

George's lecture (which he mentioned a bit in his blog) and dinner were awesome. 

Oh! And I had a story, "Exit Interview," come out in the May 2017 issue of Mike Reznick's Galaxy's Edge  magazine! 

http://www.galaxysedge.com/linkx-archives.htm

 

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Alright, I don't know if this is the right spot for this, but I've submitted my novel, WINTER'S DISCORD, to Swoon Reads. It's basically a try out for my book and I need people to read and review. I'm including the link in the hopes that some of you will head over, register (it literally takes five minutes) and give WINTER a gander. I think it's a damn fine book. It's YA but I think it's got cross over potential. Think WESTEROS 90210, GAME OF THRONES by way of Degrassi, The Gilmore Girls In Krynn. If I get good reviews, there is a chance I could get a contract, so your help in this would be greatly appreciated. 

https://www.swoonreads.com/m/winters-discord/

Thanks and mods, if I've committed a faux pas by posting this in two different topics, please delete the one most inappropriate. Thanks.

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