Just registered for Minicon 54! This will be my third year attending.
I did a short interview with one of the local TV stations at the Local Author Fair back in October. Click here to watch it!
I recently finished the first of Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive series, and as with his other work that I have read (mostly the Mistborn trilogy) it really pulled me in. It took me a little time to get into it at first, but after that it was difficult to put down, even the supposedly “slower” parts. Sanderson has created a large, complex, and very interesting world, and I’m now eager to read the rest of the series!
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Jasnah Kholin and Kaladin are my two favorite characters so far, although I like Shallan and Dalinar as well. Jasnah is a very interesting person, and I like her thoughts and attitude, her deep love of learning, and her determination to get to the truth about her world. I like Kaladin for his determination to not give up, and to make the most of whatever situation he finds himself in. Revelations at the end of this first book now make me especially eager to know what happens next.
Sanderson does a good job of building different cultures in the different geographical parts of his world, and showing how they vary depending on their distance from some of the world’s dangers (such as the highstorms), and how they interact with each other and have influenced each other over time.
I would recommend this to anyone who like long, epic fantasy stories, with many characters and complex world-building.
Came home from work today to find that The Witch is currently at #1 in the Top 100 Free lists for all of its categories on Amazon!
And in Fantasy Anthologies & Short Stories, it’s even ahead of Charles Dickens and Bram Stoker. O.o
Thanks to anyone who has downloaded it, and if you haven’t yet, now’s a good time!
The Witch is free today! It’s a risk-free way to give Land of Winds a try (and Book 1 is on sale also, if you’d like to read more).
It’s really exciting to see your own book on the shelf at the library! *___*
(Thanks to my mom for the picture; I completely forgot to go look for it after the Author Fair back in October!)
A good reminder that sometimes stepping back and approaching a problem with fresh eyes is the easiest way to get it solved: a minor formatting issue with The Wizard of Suomen ebook back in October that I could not figure out only took a few minutes to solve today!
Pro tip: if you want your epub file to clear with no epubcheck errors, make sure you have the ” https:// ” bit in front of any web links you might have in your html file. Simple, but easy to overlook, as it turns out. -_-
I’m just double-checking a few things prior to promos for both the book and the short story, coming next week!