"Vigorously told deceptions and battle scenes." ~Publishers Weekly review of Eolyn

"The characters are at their best when the events engulfing them are at their worst." ~Publishers Weekly review of High Maga

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Back to School

I'm in a time of transition (once again), coming off a great field season in Costa Rica and beginning the new academic year at Avila.  We have a lot happening -- new staff and faculty, a newly remodeled anatomy & physiology lab, and record enrollment for the fall -- so my calendar has been really packed with meetings and preparation for classes.  All this to say...my post this week won't be all that inspired.  Certainly no pumas or peccaries to write about for the moment.  But there is news to share, so let me take a moment to point you in some interesting directions. 

This week on Heroines of Fantasy, you can listen to an audio recording of an excerpt from my new novel, High Maga.  This is a companion novel to Eolyn; it picks up about 3-4 years after the end of the first novel and can be read as a sequel or a stand-alone.

High Maga includes some of the same characters as Eolyn, in addition to new heroes and villains.  I've had a wonderful adventure working with the characters of this novel -- they are exciting, charismatic, twisted in some cases, noble in others. I'm very much looking forward to being able to share all their stories with you. 

The excerpt I've posted on Heroines of Fantasy features a scene with Eolyn and several new faces:  Borten and Delric, both knights in the service of King Akmael, and Sirena and Melanie, two students of magic who form part of Eolyn's new coven.

Speaking of Heroines of Fantasy, we'll be celebrating one year of Heroines this September with giveaways, special offers and other great surprises.  Stay tuned here, or stop by HoF, to learn how you can be join the fun.

That's the news for this week.  For all of you who are starting the new academic year, enjoy these days of transition and good luck with all your classes.