Interview with professional photo-illustrator and cover artist Gene Mollica. He’s ” a photo-illustrator specializing in fantastical and otherworldly images for the entertainment industry, most frequently for book covers.”
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My reprint collection, The Doorway and Other Stories, which includes 14 SF and fantasy adventures, is on sale for 99 cents now on Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SV1FB2 (I know it says 11 stories in the book description, but that’s because I can’t figure out how to change it since I added three more stories.)
Here are some of the fourteen SF and fantasy stories:
Tired of your human body? Want to be a cat? Read Stray Cats.
The freeps in What Price a Friendly Freep resemble tribbles…
My genetic engineering short story, Carnies, is included also.
Pilot’s Course was 2nd in the Andre Norton division in the 1995 FFWA FSW competition.
Except for Royal Guardians, all these stories are reprints.
The Doorway and Other Stories, a collection of science fiction and fantasy tales, is on sale now: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SV1FB2
There are 14 stories, including princesses, mermaids, unicorns, ghosts, and aliens.
The final tallies are in for the Preditors & Editors Readers Poll, and Detour Trail is #6 (tied) in the All Other Novels category and Crystal Quest is #7 in the Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories category. And the Detour Trail cover is #13 (tied) in the Cover Art category.
The Preditors & Editors poll is up: http://www.critters.org/predpoll/
And my western novel, Detour Trail, is in the Print/Electronic Novels pages: Novels: All Other Novels category and in the Book/e-book Cover Artwork category; and my short story, Crystal Quest, is in the Short Stories Pages: Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Stories.
You can check them out at the voting links on their website, if you’re interested.
Guest post from Morgen Bailey’s writing blog: Creating food systems in a fantasy world by Rae Z Ryans: http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/2013/12/03/guest-post-creating-food-systems-in-a-fantasy-world-by-rae-z-ryans/
Here’s a helpful article when you’re creating a fantasy world with no ties to Earth–and want to make it more interesting. (My worlds often have ties to Earth so I can import some Terran animals–though not all of them thrive–and mix them with native animals.)
Mystic Signals # 17 combines the Jan 2012 issue of The Lorelei Signal and the
Feb 2013 issue of Sorcerous Signals with exclusive stories by
Joy V Smith and Colin Claymore: https://www.createspace.com/4169883
Crystal Quest is an adventure tale full of magic and sentient plants; it combines Seedlings, which originally appeared in Magistria: The Realm of the Sorcerer anthology, and Crytal Quest, the sequel.
I’m adding my new ebook to Kindle Direct Select; this’ll be my first time for that. My cover uploaded to Kindle on the first try! I’d forgotten to check the meaurements, so I’m glad I didn’t have to resize it, as I’ve had to do before. Now I have to proofread and tweak the text. Btw, my cover only showed up in black & white. It was always in color before. It must be because it’s the preview. Here’s the cover in color: