What's the 43rd best fantasy novel ever? If you said THE JACKAL OF NAR, there's at least one website in the world that agrees with you.
Now truth be told, I try to avoid lists, but sometimes they're too fun to pass up. And how could I ignore a site with a name as perfect as Best Fantasy Books.com? That's a real beauty. Turns out this site has a lot of lists on it, and one of them is the 100 best fantasy books. To be even more honest, I wouldn't have expected to see JACKAL on this list, but it did make me smile. Top 50--hey, that's pretty good. What I love most is that JACKAL is still in print and still being read after all these years. This book came out in 1999, folks. Let that sink in a moment. I don't know about the rest of you, but that makes me say "wow." And I love that there are people out there who consider it sort of a "minor classic," if you will. Being a guy who always loved underdogs, who has always avoided the super popular stuff in favor of the more obscure, and who saw more than his share of hurtful reviews over the years, well,...yeah.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Over the past few months there hasn't been a lot of news to report about THE BLOODY CHORUS, so I'm happy to finally be able to give you all an update. Those of you who read my blog post from June 1st know that the manuscript hit a rather nasty snag back then, this after being turned in about two years prior. Yes, it really has been that long. I wasn't too happy in that post, as you recall, but I went ahead and made the edits and turned the book back in again. At that point I didn't know what would happen to it, though I knew it had been taken off the publication schedule.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Saturday, August 15, 2015
I've gotten a lot of messages over the past few months from people urging me not to give up on writing.