Life is about to seriously transform for those of us working behind scenes here at eSpec Books. With that in mind, this month we want you to tell us your tales of Change in 628 words or less. Deadline: June 30.
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…Just wanted to share our exciting news…
Here is the cover for The Awakened Modern, which is currently funding on Kickstarter.
The sudden appearance of a second moon in Earth’s sky awakens latent abilities in humanity…a link to a familiar, control of the elements, and so much more becomes possible as the second moon takes effect. What impact will this sudden change have on society? Only time will tell.
With stories by Ed Greenwood, James Chambers, Jennifer Brozek, Torah Cottrill, Ty Johnston, Hal Greenberg, Kenneth Shannon III, Drew Bittner, and Walt Ciechanowski.
About the Artist – Jhoneil Centeno is a Los Angeles based artist. A graduate of the renowned Art Center College of Design, he primarily works in digital media but recently found a new enthusiasm in working with oil paint again. His paintings have been featured in numerous books, galleries, and websites. In his spare time, he plays the ukulele badly, takes pictures of random things, and explores LA’s diverse food culture. He loves all things archery, specially the Asian variety and can hit an apple consistently at 20 yards using a traditional recurve bow. “My work explores the relationship between the body and romance tourism. With influences as diverse as Rousseau and Sriracha Marconi, new combinations are created from both traditional and modern textures. Ever since I was a student I have been fascinated by the unrelenting divergence of the mind. What starts out as triumph soon becomes manipulated into a carnival of lust, leaving only a sense of dread and the dawn of a new synthesis. As shimmering derivatives become transformed through studious and diverse practice, the viewer is left with a testament to the possibilities of our world.” His website is http://www.jhoneil.com/.
Adult author Campbell (the Wrath of the Great Guilds) makes a foray into YA with a breezy contemporary fantasy. […] [The Sister Paradox] is a light, zippy escapade. Publisher’s Weekly
Wow. This is the best example of the guy who gets sucked into another world that I’ve read lately. 5 Stars, Amazon Customer
If you like to read military science fiction this is a great book to add to your collection! 5 Stars, L. Pierce, Amazon
Hard to believe Heliosphere is just two weeks away, in Tarrytown, NY. I was pretty sure I had at least three weeks to get ready. :::sigh:::
If you aren’t familiar with the convention don’t feel bad. This is the first year. I’m excited to say I am one of the guests of honor, along with David Gerrold and Jacqueline Carey. I don’t have locations, but below is the current schedule for both myself and Mike McPhail.
Autograph Signing – Friday 4:45 – 5:45pm
Meet and Greet – Friday 8:00 – 10:00pm
Reading – Saturday at 10:00am.
Guest of Honor Spotlight (with Keith R.A. DeCandido) – Saturday 2:30 – 4:00pm
The Die Is Cast Launch Party – Saturday 6:00 – 8:00pm – There will be food, fun, and prizes, as usual, but this time around the only cooking I need to do is make some nummy baked goods to supplement what will already be there.
Kickstarter 101 – Sunday 10:00 – 11:30am
Starting Your Own Small Press – Saturday Noon – 1:30pm
The Die Is Cast Launch Party – Saturday 6:00 – 8:00pm
Breaking into the Industry as an Artist – Sunday Noon – 1:30pm
Books-n-Brews – to be scheduled