Author Michael J. Sullivan is a very talented writer and has been a good friend of SFSN. He has been on our show and we had an incredibly candid conversation about his process and his books. We got an email from him this week and I would like to share some of it with you. His latest book, The Crown Tower, is a prequel to his current series. From a publisher’s point of view, the inherent problem with any prequel,, is that you already know where the story is going, and their contention is that it simply won’t sell very well. Michael wants to show his publisher that good storytelling in the universe he has created will sell, so he is giving away copies of it to prove to them that there is interest.
Here’s what it’s all about:
Hadrian Blackwater, a warrior with nothing to fight for is paired with Royce Melborn, a thieving assassin with nothing to lose. Together they must steal a treasure that no one can reach. The Crown Tower is the impregnable remains of the grandest fortress ever built and home to the realm’s most prized possessions. But it isn’t gold or jewels that the old wizard is after, and if he can just keep them from killing each other, just might do it.
To be entered into this giveaway, you simply need to sign into Goodreads (if you’re not a member already, do it, what are you waiting for?) and go here. Take 30 seconds to be entered to win a free book, and not just any book. Take a moment to show publishers that good writing will always interest readers.
Injustice: Gods Among Us is the latest creation from NeatherRealm studios, the developers behind the legendary Mortal Kombat franchise. Injustice brilliantly combines elements of the fighting game genre paying homage to its predecessors (Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter) while providing an extremely large amount of comic book fan fare in the process. The result is an incredibly fun experience for comic book fans and gamers that does justice to the source material. Read More
Tonight’s guest is Jamal Igle, a comic book creator who has worked on Superman and many other titles for DC. But that’s not what he’s here to talk about! Jamal recently had a very successful Kickstarter campaign, and the first results of that campaign are here! Molly Danger is a smart, spunky, POWERFUL, 10-year-old girl who’s out to save the world. The first issue of the Molly Danger series was released nationwide at Free Comic Book Day, and you can get your own free copy online if you haven’t already.
Tonight’s guests are Tee Morris and Philippa Ballentine, co-authors of Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences–the best selling, award winning steampunk series–which also includes digital short stories and a free award winning podcast series. After the success of the Ministry, and to keep their fans going until the next novel comes out, they’ve also started a Kickstarter called The Ministry Initiative. This will fund two related projects: a short story anthology and an RPG. And as if that weren’t enough, we also talk about Archer, librarians vs. archivists, and why NO ONE has control of the sound board after tonight.
Tonight’s guests are Chris, Nick, and Irene from the podcast Improvised Star Trek. They started out as a live stage show, then branched out into podcast episodes. If you’re in the Chicago area, you can still catch them live; and if not, you can download a new episode every other week.
Roberto and the iCEO pillow.
Our guest tonight is Roberto Hoyos of Throwboy Pillows. We talk about his Kickstarter campaign for Chat Pillows, and if you can’t wait for the Kickstarter to end, you should also check out his Pillow Fighters. For the most up-to-date news, follow Roberto on Twitter.
The Beast of Wolfe’s Bay is a hidden gem amongst independent comics. The book’s creator, Erik Evensen, has done a wonderful job of creating a unique comic experience. He combines a number of different elements to create a fun and exciting adventure that should appeal to almost anyone.
The story revolves around Brian Wegman, a young and rather brilliant anthropologist who cant seem to find the inspiration to finish his research and complete his graduate degree. As an 8th year grad student, the pressure to finish his degree continues to mount.
Tonight’s guest is Erik Evensen, the creator of the graphic novels The Beast of Wolfe’s Bay and Gods of Asgard. He gives us some insight into alternative publishing options for graphic novels and his experiences with e-publishing and print on demand models. You can get Beast of Wolfe’s Bay and Gods of Asgard on Amazon. And there’s a book trailer on YouTube!
A few weeks back we had HP on and had a wonderful time. We talked about enlisting social media to introduce the characters of her newest novel and the profiles are up!
Here are Facebook links to:
and Talis Black.
And here is a Youtube preview.