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by Guardian
July 18th, 2011, 4:18 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 81806

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

I just received a letter from a Spanish publisher who would like to acquire the Spanish translation rights of my Crystal Shade trilogy. I'm surprised because the release of the first volume is still months away. But every progress is a progress, right? So here we go with an almost silent squeee!!! :)
by Guardian
July 14th, 2011, 5:31 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 81806

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

oldhousejunkie wrote:SQUEEEEEE!!!!!!!! I got a request for a full on Monday!
Congratulations! I wish you zillions of sales and loyal readers. :)
by Guardian
July 12th, 2011, 2:31 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Silly things we think about
Replies: 135
Views: 31931

Re: Silly things we think about

Which book actually begins: "it was a dark and stormy night"? My next one. :D Okay. No. It's Edward Bulwer-Lytton's Paul Clifford. This is the full opening... It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents—except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind whic...
by Guardian
July 11th, 2011, 12:18 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 81806

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

mudpuppy wrote:Guardian, that picture is very pretty! :)
Thanks. This one is one of my favorites about this character. :)
by Guardian
July 8th, 2011, 12:19 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 81806

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

And a little fun for today. Today, this art about the main character of my fantasy novel Crystal Shade has reached the stars for the second time, this time aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis (Minus text and logos).

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by Guardian
July 7th, 2011, 9:34 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 81806

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

I am beyond excited to announce that I have just signed a contract on my NOVEL! The contract is from a small press that does both digital and print, so it will be released within a year as an e-book and then as a paperback a month or so later. Still hasn't sunk in---I think I'll go pass out now. Co...
by Guardian
July 6th, 2011, 7:16 am
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Pale Moonlight - Noir opening (1st edition)
Replies: 5
Views: 1907

Re: Pale Moonlight - Noir opening (1st edition)

I have to say I can't agree with your statement that it's good for the reader to feel cheated. Surprised, transported, even pleasingly deceived, great. Surprising, transporting, deceiving are all different forms of cheating the readers. I also think it is a completely separate issue from imagery. I...
by Guardian
July 5th, 2011, 1:18 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Pale Moonlight - Noir opening (1st edition)
Replies: 5
Views: 1907

Re: Pale Moonlight - Noir opening (1st edition)

Thanks Matt. Here are my answers... I'd pick one, ugly or angry Both stays. I love modifiers. Those thingies are my trademark and my readers love them. :) Generally speaking, I think it is hard to pull off 'tricks' like this without risking annoying your reader. I wish I could remember the publishin...
by Guardian
June 30th, 2011, 3:21 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Join now!
Replies: 4
Views: 1364

Re: Join now!

Thanks, Mira. :)
by Guardian
June 29th, 2011, 5:58 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Join now!
Replies: 4
Views: 1364

Re: Join now!

Thanks and I also follow you on Twitter.
by Guardian
June 29th, 2011, 6:14 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Join now!
Replies: 4
Views: 1364

Join now!

The release date of my fantasy trilogy, Crystal Shade's first volume is still 135 days away, but the people are already gathering on the Facebook fansite and twitter. If you missed the opportunity, join and follow Crystal Shade here... http://www.facebook.com/CrystalShadeAngeni http://www.twitter.co...
by Guardian
June 24th, 2011, 3:46 am
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Pale Moonlight - Noir opening (1st edition)
Replies: 5
Views: 1907

Pale Moonlight - Noir opening (1st edition)

I'd like to hear some opinion regarding the opening of my short, not so serious Noir story which plays in 1936. Pale Moonlight (Part of the short story collection, 7 Post Meridiem) By Istvan Szabo, Ifj. The silver knife glints in the dim light as the sharp edge cuts deeper and deeper into the soft, ...
by Guardian
June 18th, 2011, 2:16 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 81806

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

The 50th fan has just joined to follow the humble fanpage of my little fantasy trilogy. Considering the odds and other novel fanpages, It's a pretty good number for a novel which will be released only in November (Especially as I haven't started any sort of marketing campaign at all.). :)
by Guardian
June 16th, 2011, 2:46 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Fair use policy and cross referenceses in novels
Replies: 14
Views: 1640

Re: Fair use policy and cross referenceses in novels

My mistake. I thought you referenced the Popeye screenplays, not the comic strip. No problem. I also believed I must ask permission from Time Warner or Warner Bros, but my editor looked after it and she told me King Features Syndicate has the overall rigths. but once it's done it's a comforting fee...
by Guardian
June 16th, 2011, 2:15 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Fair use policy and cross referenceses in novels
Replies: 14
Views: 1640

Re: Fair use policy and cross referenceses in novels

Quill. It seems Polymath and I was right regarding the Fair Use Policy. At least regarding Popeye. I asked King Features Syndicate and they already responded in this matter... Just mentioning the characters (Popeye and Olive Oyl) in a novel, story etc can be done without permission. Permission is on...